Tragedy In A Separate Peace By John Knowles

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A separate peace by John Knowles is book that takes place at a boarding school and a big part of it is looking at how tragedy can change a characters personality. Gene Forrester the protagonist and narrator of the novel is a great example of this. At the beginning of the book he is envious of his best friend Phineas and will do anything to be the best, but as the book goes on and tragedy strikes all he feels is guilt. Before the tragedy of Finny breaking his leg gene is envious of him. Finny who is one of those attractive guys who everyone likes and is attracted to because of his good nature other than his rule breaking. Finny happens to be good at almost everything including getting out of trouble and sports. Gene can 't help but envy him.

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