What Are The Similarities Between A Separate Peace And Dead Poets Society

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Grant Geisinger Mrs. Retherford English 10 Honors March 29th, 2016 The book “A Separate Peace” and the movie Dead Poet’s Society have many similarities and differences between the both of them and can be found in varying degrees. I find that both the stories have a sort of similarity in them in how the boys act and where they are coming from. Also the boys all are coming from prep schools and as they may be different schools in the different stories all the boys feel the same exact love and bond towards each other that has been built up from years in their living situations . And last one of the biggest similarities that ties the boys together are the formation of the clubs, like the super suicide society and the Dead Poets society, in …show more content…

All of the boys in both stories seem to be under unreal levels of academic stress, and reaching out for them was their best way of release from their reality. The second reason I find these two stories similar is how the boys after living with each other for years find themselves so alike, and so attached to each other. You truly notice the surreal bond these boys have when they begin taking risks and caring about one another when one of their friends die. I think their bonds can be showed in quotes like this one from A Separate Peace. “ What was I doing up here anyway? Why did I let Finny talk me into stupid things like this? Was he getting some kind of hold over me?” (par 1. Line 32). In that quote it shows how much Gene truly cares for Finny and how he would do anything for him even if it requires him to take risks for Finny. And in this example, "It's you, pal," Finny said to me at last, "just you and me." He and I started back across the fields, preceding the others like two …show more content…

It shows how close Gene and Finny were that they could openly admit that to each other and say that they cared about each other. The biggest similarity to me was how the formation of the clubs or “societies” were used as an outlet for the boys as a release from the stressful life they led living in that kind of prep school situation. The Dead Poets Society and the Super Suicide Society were both used as just friends that cared and stuck together through thick and thin. That's the biggest similarity to me is how the boys stuck together through the whole time and loved each other through to the end. (Except that darn Ginger in Dead Poets

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