A Separate Peace (Similiarities (Point of View: First Person, Theme(s): …
A Separate Peace
Theme(s): Don't let your skills and your friends ' skills get in the way of your friendship.
Resolution: Finny broke his leg a second time, and during the operation bone marrow travels to his heart. This causes Gene to reflect on his feeling of jealousy towards Finny.
Setting: Devon School
Climax: Gene makes the split decision to jounce the branch of the tree, causing Finny to fall.
Characters: Gene, Finny, Leper,
Point of View: First Person
Tone: Dark, serious
Rising Action: Gene's feeling of jealousy towards Finny grew.
Exposition: Gene and Finny attend Devon School during World War II.
Plot: Finny gets a life-changing injury that puts Gene and Finny's friendship at risk.
When he runs away in the movie, he returns to Devon and lives in the woods.
You can't ever really tell that Gene gets frustrated with Finny as much as he does in the book.
Finny's funeral wasn't shown.
Characters: Gene, Finny, Brinker, Leper, Chad, Harry, Professor Carmichael, Professor Fitzwinkler, Mr. Radford, Mrs. Carmichael
Starts with showing a part of the trial
In the beginning, Gene returns back to Devon.
After Leper runs away from the army, he sends a telegram to Gene asking to meet at the "Christmas location."
Gene's feelings towards Finny are clearer.
Finny's funeral was important in the book because of Gene thinking that he couldn't cry because it felt like it was his own funeral.
Symbolism (Tree and marble stairs) were more important.
Characters: Gene, Finny, Leper, Brinker, Quackenbush, Chet Douglass, Mr. Ludsbury, Dr. Stanpole, Mr. Patch- Withers
"Nothing endures, not a tree, not love, not even a death by violence."
" I lost part of myself to him then, and a soaring sense of freedom reveled that this must have been my purpose from the first: to become a part of finny."