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Quote, "Darkness is unleashed at diffrent times"

Uploaded by Arleta on Oct 19, 2002

An unknown poet, once said “We all have darkness inside of us that is unleashed at different times,” which is a quote about life. In the novel A Separate Peace by Robert Knowles, darkness came out in jealousy and anger. Brinker, Gene, and Quakenbush, all have darkness’s that is expressed in the novel.

Brinker is a popular politician at Devon and is jealous of the friendship between Finny and Gene. He asks many questions and makes assumptions about Finney’s fall to hurt Gene. Brinker kept asking Gene if he picked Finny as a roommate because “he wouldn’t be back this fall, so [Gene] would get the room for [himself]…. it was fixed,” he declared. (P.79-80) These insults and theories hurt Gene and made him ask himself about the tragedy. Brinker was not only jealous of Gene’s friendship but also that he had a room for himself. When Finny comes back to Devon, Brinker revives his darkness. When Genes and Finny relationship gets better then ever, Brinker holds a trail. The trail is held due to Brinkers beliefs of how “Gene purposely pushed Finny out of the tree” and ruined his athletic life.” (P.) In the novel, Brinkers jealously allows his destitution to divulge.

Gene also liberates his darkness in A Separate Peace. He thought Finny was trying to ruin him, by distracting him from his studies. “Finny had deliberately set out to wreck [his] studies” which explained Blitzball and the nightly meeting of Super Suicide Society. (P.45) Gene states many times that he tries to be better then Finny. This is factual because his resentment starts to illustrate through his other emotions. At Devon, Gene was just a admirer and follower of Finny, the enormous athlete. Finally, at worst, Gene unleashes his darkness causing Finny to fall from the tree. His jealousy and anger build up inside of him until he can no longer seize it. Gene took a step forward “bent [his] knees and jounced the limb” which Finny was standing on. When Finny falls. Gene jumps from refinement to evil. Genes vice was triggered when he becomes jealous of Finny, the almost perfect athlete. He then makes up lies trying to convince himself that Finny is wrong until he emotionally breaks down, causing himself to inform Finny the truth of the tree incident.

Quakenbush is head of the crew team at Devon who is always teased and harassed by...

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Date:   10/19/2002

Category:   A Separate Peace

Length:   2 pages (543 words)

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