I was glad to be alone. I had the paper I was going to forget the war.
Though not everyone can be described using one of these approaches to life, the approaches completely conform to these characters to create one realist, one idealist, and one isolationist; thereby providing the foundation of the novel. The realist is Brinker.
Brinker still sees everything the way it is, but begins to think that the way it is, is bad. Already we have the footing for our climax. Phineas Finny is the idealist.
Before his accident, Finny sees the world as a glorious playing field and life as a never ending game. After his accident; however, Finny begins to view the world through the eyes of a paranoid old man who is always seeing something covert in everything.
Finally there is the isolationist, Gene. It is Gene who generates the dark change in the others. Gene looks for danger in everything he is emotionally close to. When he finds danger, he ostracizes himself from whatever it is that is posing a threat to him. If he can not find danger, as with Finny, he creates it.
These characters and these approaches to life fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to create an intriguing heart, wrenching tragedy about friendship, war, and loss. These pieces did not just happen to fall into place.
The author knew exactly what he was doing when he assigned these traits to these characters. He was building the destruction of a separate peace.We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
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