What two locations on the Devon School campus which he refers to as fearful does Gene The narrator visit in the opening pages How does he generally describe each location?
The two “fearful sites” Gene visits — a marble staircase inside the First Academic Building and a tree by the river — sharply contrast with each other.
What two places does the narrator go to visit in A Separate Peace?
What two places does the narrator go to visit? What summer does most of the action take place? He goes to visit a marble staircase, and the second place he goes to is the river. The summer most of the action takes place is in the 1942.
Where did A Separate Peace take place?
The novel, A Separate Peace, takes place at a private boarding school, The Devon School, in New Hampshire during World War II.
What two things do genes want?
Gene does this by facing the two fearful sites of his past, one of which is the tree, “weary from age, enfeebled, dry.” And, Gene realizes that “Nothing endures, not a tree, not love, not even a death by violence.” Gene is “changed” after seeing this tree from which his rival, Phineas fell.
Why does Mr Prud Homme stop at the boy’s room?
Why does Mr. Prud’homme stop at the boys room? They missed dinner.
How does Gene feel when he sees the tree again?
Gene feels thankful that he saw the tree because it helped him cope with something. The tree looks, from far away, great in size, but up close it is small and frail, which symbolizes that his former fears are gone.
Why did Gene return to Devon?
Although Gene has deliberately returned to Devon, in many ways his purpose seems to be to prove the impossibility of true return: he wants things to be different on this visit to his old school; he wants to have a sense that time has passed—and erased, we assume—the dark events of his high school years.
How does Mr Prud Homme react to Phineas excuse for being late to dinner?
Prud’homme react the way he does to Finny’s explanation about missing dinner? He trusts Finny and sees him as a role student. You just studied 9 terms!