Analysis Of The Novel 'A Separate Peace'

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A Separate Peace is a historical novel set during World War II. Since the novel takes place during WWII, the story will be influenced by that fact. An example would be, in chapter two, Phineas’ (Finny’s) conversation about the bombing in Central Europe. If the novel had taken place during another time period, this conversation would not have happened. Another influence is that the “Seniors: at Devon are preparing to become soldiers. The Military needed many soldiers in WWII. The Devon school was preparation for war, such was the Maginot Line. The Maginot Line was a place for the French Army to prepare to go north to Belgium. Finny uses the fact that himself and Gene will be seniors (who are preparing for war) next year to get themselves out
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