Why did the narrator return to Devon in a separate peace?

Why did the narrator return to Devon in a separate peace?

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 the narrator feel about returning to Devon?

He has a certain amount of nostalgia for the school of his boyhood, a place where he clearly had times of great joy. But there is an atmosphere of darkness in the beginning section. It is raining, cold, and gloomy. That is the dominant feeling for Gene on his return.

During what season of the year does the narrator return to Devon?

What do Gene’s descriptions of the season suggest about his state of mind? Gene returns to Devon in the late fall, bleak mood, his description of the season suggests he’s questioning his past, feels sorry for himself.

What is the first place the narrator visits when he returned to Devon?

Devon School Gene had hoped it would look and feel the same. There are some specific places Gene revisits, both of which bring back memories of how terrified Gene was in those days. The first place he visits is the marble staircase in the First Academy Building.

What does Finny say about the war?

Finny declares that there is no war, that it is all a conspiracy orchestrated by the adult establishment—by fat, rich, old men—to keep young people in their place.

Where did the narrator return to how long had passed since he had been there last A Separate Peace?

In Chapter 1 of A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene Forrester, the narrator, returns to Devon School after a period of fifteen years. The story is told in flashbacks when Gene revisits the school in an attempt to confront his past.

What two places does Gene make a point of visiting when he returns to his school?

2. 2. What two places does Gene Forrester make a point of visiting when he returns to his school?

  • A tree and a church.
  • A gymnasium and a classroom.
  • A tree and a flight of marble steps.
  • An athletic field and a classroom.