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English Mr Hull
What kind of narrative is a Separate Peace?
What is an initation narrative?
Attempt of an adolescent to come to grips with himself and his world
T/F A Separate Peace is a First person Narrative
What year does the story begin?
What is the name of the school and where is it located?
The Devon School in NH
What is the setting at the beginning of the story?
It's late November and it's dark and gloomy
What word is repeated a lot in the story?
What is the first place Gene goes to visit?
Marble staircase in the "first academy building"
What is the secon fearful sight Gene visits?
What starts when Gene gets to the tree in 1957?
When does the flasback start?
Summer of 1942
What was going on in the summer of 1942?
Why are the boys at The Devon school in the summer?
They are in a special summer session so they can finish school in 3 years instead of 4
What is the draft age?
How many boys are at the tree at the beginning of the flashback?
What do we first learn about Finny?
He's athletic, a leader, an optomist, charasmatic, fearless
What is the first thing Finny does?
Jumps out of the tree
Why does Gene jump out of the tree?
Finny influences him
What is jumping out of the tree like?
A social baptism
Who is optomistic about the war?
what are the similarities between the flashback and the present?
tree, gene, walked over the fields, fearful sight, at devon, damp grass
what are the differences between the flashback and the present?
other characters in the flashback
15 yrs in the past
june in flashback
Who is confronting Gene and Finny about skipping dinner?
T/F gene and finny get in trouble for skipping dinner?
Why don't gene and finny get in trouble for skipping dinner?
finny talks his way out of it
What are the juniors treated like?
what are the seniors treated like?
t/f the juniors are the peaceful group
what saying is finny linked to?
the essence of careless peace
who wears a pink shirt and why?
emblem to celebrate the bombing of central europe
When is the first time gene begins to envy finny?
when finny talks his way out of getting in trouble for wearing the pink shirt
who is hosting the upper middlers tea?
Mr. and Mrs. Patchwithers
What does finny use instead of a belt?
Why does gene get excited finny wore the tie as a belt?
Finny is finally going to get intoruble
does finny get in trouble for wearing the tie as a belt? what is gene's reaction?
gene is dissapointed
In the first ever double jump, who is out further on the limb?
What happens to gene on the first double jump?
He falls but finny catches him and saves him
what is the goup formed after they jump out of the tree?
the super suicide society of the summer session
t/f gene is not excited about finny saving his life
how often does the society meet?
what must gene and finny do before every meeting?
what are finny's 3 rules?
you always win at sports
always say a prayer at night
t/f Blitzball looks chaotic from the outside but is really highly organized
what game is bliztball like?
tackle the carrier
why is finny so good at blitzball?
he makes the rules and the game emphasizes finny's athletic abilities
what was the critical age of boys?
t/f during the war years it was easy to make money but hard to spend it
what was the main color of the war years?
who held the pervious swimming record and what year was it set?
a. hopkins parker 1940
what event does finny break the record in?
where do finny and gene go after finny breaks the swimming record?
why does gene stop swimming in the ocean?
the waves crushed him
why doesn't gene respond to finny when fiinny tells gene he is his best friend?
gene knows finny isn't his best friend
what is the setting of the beach in the morning?
dark and gloomy and dead
what does gene blame for failing his trig test?
finny taking him to the beach
what is genes second realization?
finny just wants to distract gene's studies
who says he's going to jump out of the tree?does he jump?
why does finny fall from the tree limb?
gene jounces the limb
t/f gene believes he intentially jounced the limb
what does dr. stanpole tell gene?
finny's leg is shattered
he will walk but sports are over
what happens to gene when he puts on finny's clothes?
he feels like finny and he know's he's different when finny isn't there
where does gene go instead of going back to devon when the winter session is starting?
to finnys house in boston
what story does gene tell finny at finny's house? what does it symbolize?
about the fire
t/f finny believes gene when he says he jounced the limb intentionally
t/f gene and finny are 2 parts of a whole
what is the first sentence of chapter 6?
gene feels as if WWII is at devon
what happened when finny left devon?
peace left devon
what phrase is constantly repeated at the first chapel?
for the duration of
t/f gene doesn't play psports in the fall
what jon does gene get in the fall?
assistant senior crew manager
what does gene think of when he sees the devon river?
finny balanced on 1 foot on a boat then sees finny fall
what is the nagumassett river like? what does the salt water represent?
starts after the dam
ugly turbid and full of seaweed
lack of control
what is the devon river like?
clear and clean
who is crew manager?
why does gene take cliff calling him maimed personally?
finny is maimed an gene is the reason for it
what is gene's second baptism?
when cliff pushes him into the devon
baptim of gene at devon without finny
what does mr. ludsbury tell gene in the narrow passage?
about playing cards in the summer and gene has a long distance phone call in his office
what does finny tell gene on the phone?
must play sports
what does brinker joke with gene about?
killing finny and getting rid of his roomate
what is brinker like?
top of the class
not very athletic
everyone likes him
what happens in the butt room?
make a joke about finny
Why does gene pick apples?
for the war effort
what was the first snowfall like?
came like silent invaders but got hott and went away
how can the snowfalls and war efforts be connected?
1st snowfall=picking apples--> Fun
2nd snowfall=shoveling railroad tracks-->there to stay
what is leper looking for while he is skiing?
what train are the boys digging out?
a troop train that has just returned
what do brinker and gene decide to do on their way home from shoveling railroad tracks?
enlist in the army
what does gene compare the starts to?
there was overwhelming blackness and the stars looked like points of knives
when gene returns to the dormatory what does he see under his door?
why does gene change his mind about enlisting?
finny came back
what is the first wave?
ducked and avoided it
what is compared to opulent sobriety? what does it mean?
showy and plain
what does finny think of the war?
it's just fat old men making it up
what does finny tell gene he is going to train him for? why is this ironic?
there will be no olympics since there is a war going on
what does gene do to train for the olympics?
runs the oval and chin ups
what was the cleanest image of war gene has ever seen?
ski troops video
what does leper decide to do after viewing the video?
enlist in the ski troops
what does finny decide to have when he says "there will be no government on this saturday at devon"?
how does finny begin the carnival?
lights the iliad on fire
what happens to cause the carnival to end?
a telegram is recieved from leper
in the carnival, which essentially wins, war or peace?
where is christmas location?
leper's house in VT
what is the second wave?
what is decribed as death landscape?
the land around leper's house in VT
why did leper run away?
reciving a section 8 discharge for the mental
what important thing does leper say to gene while in VT?
gene is a savage underneath
what does gene think about leper's description of him?
it's close to the truth
when walking through the fields in VT why does gene start to run?
the crunch of the snow and trees breaking sounds like rifles and war and finny isn't there to save him
what is the 3rd ourward expression of finny?
the snowball fight
who wins the snowball fight?
finny has made it to where no one is on any team like blitzball
t/f finny admits the war exists
what are the recruiters at devon and the students compared to? Why?
Athens and sparta
they had to learn to coexist
what does finny's healed broken leg represent?
a friend ship that was broken but healed but there will always be an indication that it was once broke
why does finny admit there really is a war?
it drove leper crazy and only war could do that
what latin book does gene translate for finny?
military tatics book
who calls the trial?
where is the trial held? what is the inscription on the building?
first academy building
boys come here to become men
what are there portraits of in the trial room?
what is the trial about?
what really happened in the tree
who was the wittness at the trial?
what does leper say finny and gene looked like in the tree?
black as death with sun coming throught like machine gun fire
what does leper compare the jouncing of the limb to?
a twin piston engine
who does leper say is responsible for finny falling?
when finny gets upset at leper's accusation what happens?
runs out of room and falls down marble staircase
what does finny look like as he's laying at the bottom of the staircase?
dead but illuminated by the light of the chandaler
what does gene realize as they take finny away in the chair to the infirmary?
finny is an extension of himself
what does dr stanpole say about the second break?
clean break just needs set
what does gene think about doing outside the infirmary? why doesn't he?
stealing dr stanpoles car but he can't run away from himself
what is gene's reaction outside of finny's window? why is it inappropriate?
he laughs and cries
shouldn't be laughing cuz broke finny's leg
what happens when gene goes inside to visit finny?
finny tries to attack him
what is genes double vision?
he sees everything had meanig
where does gene sleep after he leaves the infirmary? why?
it reminds him of finny
why does gene tell finny it was good he didn't go to war? what is finny's response?
he wasn't the war type
why does finny cry?
he realizes gene fully understands him
what is finny's last request of gene? what does gene say?
wants to admit he didn't do it
gene say blind impulse and couldn't control it
what kind of words were finny's last?
how does finny die?
bone marrow escapes into blood stream and stops his heart
why doesn't gene cry at finny's funeral?
don't cry at your own funeral
felt like he himself died
who does brinker blame for the war?
the older generation
why does brinker's dad want the war?
it's good for stories
what does gene mean when he says he killed his enemy at devon?
hekilled the jealousy and matured
what went with finny when he died?
hatred and jealousy