A Separate Peace Symbolism

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In A Separate Peace the tree fall is used to make a drastic change in character, and symbolize a few things. Finny and Gene transformed drastically. It can also symbolize a few things about guilt and friendship. In A Separate Peace, John Knowles used the tree fall to symbolize Gene’s actions that he did on purpose because of jealousy and his immense guilt.

When Gene made Finny fall out of the tree, it was not an accident. Gene had this plan since they were going up the tree it appears. He felt like Finny was trying to sabotage his schooling career. Because he started making Finny out to be this bad guy in his own head, and immense jealousy of Finny’s athletic abilities. He pushed his best friend out of a tree, rendering his ability to walk