The Separate Peace Identity Analysis

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"Who am I?" One of the main themes in The Separate Peace is the search to find true identity. Sometime in life we will all try to answer the question "Who am I?" to determine our identity. Everyone looks for something or someone to find out who they are. Accordingly, some people think they are what they do, what they achieve, or even what others think of them. Everyone has an expectation for who he/she will become, but does that define who he/she is? Friends have a tremendous impact on our lives. Sometimes they are there to encourage us and still other times they are the very ones to break us down and leave us all alone. Gene and Finny had a love-hate relationship. Gene was constantly trying to change the way people saw him in order…show more content…
Continuously, Gene tried to find who he was in what he could do and in his accomplishments. Gene saw Finny's accomplishments and skills and he wanted to have what he had. He desired to be known for being great at something because he thought that was where part of his identity came from. Gene always looked up to his best friend, Finny, and his many athletic accomplishments and his popularity. He wanted to be just like him. Somehow, he thought that being better than Finny at something would give him an advantage over him. Since Finny was the best in athletics, Gene strived to be at the top of the class in school. Being good at something boosted his confidence and gave him more…show more content…
In order to find your true identity you have to open the ultimate Truth, God's Word. His Word tells us that we are children of God, a brand new creation in Him, a masterpiece, restored, and made right through Him. 1 Peter 2:9 says, "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." So, who are you? And where do you find your identity? Everyone's asking the same question and looking for the same answer. How you answer this question, as can be seen through The Separate Peace, is how you will approach life. The only way to find the true answer is through the Truth that God has given us. As believers, we know that our true identity is found in Jesus Christ and God's Word. Galatians 3:26 tells us, "So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through

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