A Separate Peace Narrative

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When the present generation is asked about World War II, minds automatically go to Hitler, the Nazis and possibly one of the many semi-terrible movies “based” on true events. This generation is completely unattached to the naive soldiers who fought against the now notorious Hitler and Nazis. The horror the youth of the time faced is completely unimaginable, except when told through a realistic story highlighting the emotional trauma the young boys endured. A Separate Peace by John Knowles highlights the multiple meanings of a separate peace, symbolized by the setting, characters, and plot elements within the story showing the true trauma of growing up in a war-torn country.
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