A Separate Peace Argumentative Essay

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A Separate Peace

In this essay on A Separate Peace by John Knowles I will be writing about the coming of
age in this book. This essays main topic will be how gene grows throughout the book and
also how he becomes a young man in his time at Devon collage. I will be explains what I
think of the coming of age topic and my person experience on this topic.

I think Gene really grows in this book. In the beginning of the book he always would
fallow Finny and listen to everything he said. He didn't think for himself most of the
time. As the book went on he really became more independent and started to think for
himself. Out of all the things in the book that happened I think the death of finny was
the one that gene grow the most from. He had to deal with the pane of loosing his best
friend and also having to over come the fact that he might have caused his death in some

Everything in the book really gave him I chance to grow up. When finny went home for a
while I think Gene really had time to be by himself and find his own way not fallow finny
around and have finny run his life. That might have been one of the reasons that gene
shook the tree to make finny fall. I think Gene really did want Finny to fall then Gene
could take over control of his own life.

I had a friend like finny, we always hung out and there was never a dull moment he always
found something for me and him to do. My friendship was kind of just like Gene and Finnys
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