Essays Tagged: "Devon"

A Seperate Peace, by John Knowles

port he tries and all of it comes without practice or post-effort. During the course of his stay at Devon, Phineas wins several awards in all the sports he plays in. One day while the others are away, ... g attitude and friendliness, he can usually talk his way out of most situations that arise while at Devon. When Finny died after breaking his leg, the world lost a great person.

(1 pages) 39 0 3.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

this essay will be talking about the two main themes played in the novel A Separate Peace.

Fear captures one's freedom but hope frees it.Hope lives forever. Hope does not stop. Gene lives at Devon hoping that Finny could get better. He hopes Finny's leg gets better after the accident which ... ny live happily. He is energetic. He believes that he could enlist in the war like any other one at Devon. On the other hand, fear has captures Gene's freedom. He is afraid that the truth about Finny' ...

(5 pages) 59 0 3.4 Jun/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Journal #1 for John Knowles' "A separate peace" This is a report on half the book. It earned an 87%.

. It tells a story about two young american boys goingthrough school during WWII. It takes place in Devon, New Hampshire. It is set in thefirst-person through the mind of Gene Forrester. I am currentl ...

(2 pages) 289 8 3.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"A Seperate Peace" by John Knowls. A book about two boys Gene and Finny who grow up in an all boys school in Devon.

John Knowles tells about a sixteen-year-old boy named Gene Forrester who lives part of his life at Devon, an all boys' school. Devon was considered to be one of the most beautiful schools in New Engl ... between us. I was not the same quality as he".First, in the beginning of the book Gene returned to Devon fifteen years later. Gene looks back at all the memories he shared at Devon with Finny and the ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

CHAPTER 1SummaryThe narrator of the story, Gene Forrester returns to Devon, a school in New Hampshire that he attended fifteen years earlier. Gene walks around the schoo ... heads inside to get away from the rain.This is when the story changes into a memory of his days at Devon School when Gene was only fifteen years old. He is standing at the foot of the very same tree ... chapter, the narrator, Gene is established as being an adult who has come back to his high school, Devon to face two places, which seem to cause him fear. These two places are the First Building and ...

(26 pages) 56 1 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

John Knowle's "A Separate Peace".

duced into the story as an obsessive thinker, with this, he is one of the few boys who realize that Devon has it's own separate peace. Gene is preoccupied with the " unforgiving, foolish gypsy ways" o ... begin to seep into Gene and his small-secluded New Hampshire town.Gene's many tragic experiences at Devon give him more knowledge about the unforgiving world that lies outside of his isolated hometown ...

(2 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A book reprort on A Separate Peace by Gene Forrester.

A Separate Peace is told as a flashback by Gene Forrester. He returns to Devon, a private preparatory school that he had attended during World War II. He visits his old alma ... mater to specifically visit two spots on and near campus: the First Building and a tree beside the Devon River. His visit triggers a flashback to his experiences during the summer session when he was ... . The flashback is his coming of age story and his attempt to come to grips with his experiences at Devon and the world at large. Throughout the flashback, Gene, serving as the first person narrator, ...

(4 pages) 25 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Bookreport on Agatha Chrisie's "And Then There Were None"

up very late;One overslept himself and then there were eight.Eight little Indian boys traveling in Devon;One said he'd stay there and then there were seven.Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

THe basic mainpoints of A Seperate Piece by John Knowel including the Setting, background info,characaters, plot summary,and themes

A Separate PeaceJohn KnowlesSetting: The work is set at Devon, a private boarding school in New Hampshire on the Atlantic Coast during World War II. Two riv ... e on the Atlantic Coast during World War II. Two rivers run through the school's campus, one is the Devon River (fresh water) and the other is the Naguamsett River (salt water, swamp like consistency) ... anging a creek.Background Information: The novel begins with the main character, Gene and Finny, at Devon for a summer session. The school hopes that this session will allow the students to receive a ...

(4 pages) 23 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A DAY AT THE BEACH (A story about a soldier in training before a war, the war is not specified unabling the reader to use their imagination) (Writing to Entertain)

rainbow, like butterflies on the tips of beautiful plants and trees lazily shaking in a warm, light Devon breeze; most of the roads had been covered by ancient willows, their branches archingover like ... space in the corner".Off we went. Bumping through the dark lanes, in the dark night. Good-bye lovelyDevon. Good-bye quiet nights. Good-bye safety.The mistily fading willows formed eerie silhouettes in ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Sir Francis Chichester

Francis Charles Chichester was born on the 17th September 1901in Shirwell, the son of a Devon rector. He had a bleak and lonely childhood he once said that his father was rather a tormente ...

(6 pages) 40 1 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

A Separate Piece by John Knowles - Maturity

In the novel, The Separate Peace, John Knowles writes about how teenagers came into the academy of Devon and matured from innocence to experience. It shows the struggle of kids during WWII, trying to ... hey would eventually find themselves face to face with their fears. Finny, a teenager attending the Devon academy changes from a young athletic and careless teen to a crippled and sensitive young man. ...

(4 pages) 40 0 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Why Do We Have Government?

ns to be involved in their government while the government knows what the peoplereally want. Devon is our Prime Minister since she was nominated and won the most votesfrom the citizens. Every c ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Theme of Maturity in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

Gene discovering his identity as the novel progresses). The training and the sudden labors that the Devon students engage in attempt to prepare the boys for their future at the war; this can be seen a ... ers in the end, true identity can only be reached through maturity. Gene and the students of Devon experience a sense of maturity through the sudden change in their once peaceful and war-shunni ...

(7 pages) 40 1 4.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Separate Peace by Dan Knowles

ence to adulthood was contained within three sets of interconnected symbols: summer and winter, the Devon and Naguamsett Rivers, and peace and war. These symbols served as a backdrop upon which the no ... er and winter sessions symbolized Gene's loss of innocence. During the summer sessions, the boys of Devon were carefree and showed no respect for the rules, while the teachers put no effort into enfor ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.3 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay about Finny in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles.

his academic success. Finny is the popular kid at school, and whatever he says is law. The kids at Devon looked up to Finny, and Gene, being Finny's roommate, was carried up the high school hierarchy ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie

p very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little Indian boys traveling to Devon; One got left behind and then there were seven. Seven little Indian boys gathering up sticks; ...

(8 pages) 24 0 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"A Separate Peace" - Leper

reflects the impact of war on a fragile, innocent, young man. As he leaves for the war, the boys at Devon look to him as a heroic figure. Then the story takes a disappointing twist, Leper returns and ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Seperate Peace

ce in 1959. It takes place during World War II in the early 1940's at an exclusive boarding school, Devon. It is written through the eyes of Gene, a young man attending this all boys' school. It follo ... he summer of 1942, and right on into their "upper middle", which is equivalent to a junior, year of Devon. A Separate Peace is full of symbolism, Imagery, and has many characters.John Knowles used sym ...

(4 pages) 1562 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Seperate Peace

story that reflected his life.Throughout the book, Knowles refers to the landscaping and smells of Devon in a comparable way to that of his school, Exeter. They were both located in the northern part ... also had "breathtakingly cold" winters and relaxed, happy summers which were equivalent to that at Devon.The most ironic and similar event that happened in Knowles's life that he included in the nove ...

(1 pages) 388 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers