Theme Of Friendship In John Knowles A Separate Peace

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Friendship can be defined in many different ways. Most friendships are generally good, but sometimes problems can occur. Whether it be that one friend is better at something than the other. Friendship like this is portrayed in A Separate Peace by John Knowles. Gene sees his “friend” Finny almost as an enemy or rival because he is so envious of his friend. Knowles uses characterization of Gene to show that he is envious which develops the theme one’s friendship with another may lead to the feeling of envy based on how much one friend is better than the other.
Gene first envious in his thoughts. He was jealous at how Finny was able to talk his way out of trouble. It was hypnotism. I was beginning to see that Phineas could get away anything.
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