At this point in a separate peace, the devon school's star athlete, finny, has sustained a severe leg injury after falling from a tree by the river well, he didn't exactly fall his best friend and roommate, gene, jiggled the branch a little out of jealousy, though only gene remembers it that way.
1 a separate peace by john knowles chapter 1 i went back to the devon school not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when i was a student there fifteen years before.
Finny returns to school in chapter 8 of a separate peace the quiz will ask you several questions about the chapter, including finny's feelings, his secret dream and why gene doesn't enlist in the army.
A summary of chapter 8 in john knowles's a separate peace learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of a separate peace and what it means perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Neither of us ever mentioned it again, and neither of us ever forgot that it was there (8108) phineas and gene treat this outburst the same as they do gene's earlier confession at finny's house their friendship is predicated upon a suspended reality they build together.
A separate peace by john knowles chapter 1 i went back to the devon school not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when i was a student there fifteen years before it seemed more sedate than i remembered it, more perpendicular and strait-laced, with narrower windows and shinier woodwork, as though a coat. A separate peace by john knowles the book is set in new hampshire at the devon boarding school the book is narrated from gene's forrester's first person point of view.