A Separate Peace Characters

Updated: 3/27/2019
A Separate Peace Characters
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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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This novel delves into the topics many contemporary teenagers face, including internal conflict struggles with identity, the complexities of friendship, and the realities of peer pressure. Gene and Finny, two 16-year-old boys at an elite boarding school in New Hampshire, are dealing with all of these common teenage obstacles and their inevitable draft into the armed forces during World War II.


A Separate Peace

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A Separate Peace Characters

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  • DR. STANPOLE
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  • GENE FORRESTER
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  • Jealous and insecure; concerned with rules and regulations; feels guilty after knocking Finny out of the tree; lies about his background; afraid of the war
  • “But by now I no longer needed this vivid false identity; now I was acquiring, I felt, a sense of my own real authority and worth.”
  • 16-17 years old, 5’8 ½” tall, 140 pounds, athletic, smart, sarcastic; has a “West Point stride”
  • PHINEAS "FINNY"
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  • CLIFF QUACKENBUSH
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  • ELWIN "LEPER" LEPELLIER
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  • BRINKER HADLEY
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