You know that part in chapter 3 of A Separate Peace where Gene narrates, "For me this moment in history..." then goes on to poetically describe America during WWII? I had my students do this for our current America, and life from their point-of-view so insightful. "There are too many phones and not enough socializing" "Money is hard to get but easy to spend because everyone wants the newest and greatest" "To waste time in America is immoral"
A Separate Peace by John Knowles - Close Up of Plot Diagram: Here is a close up of the Rising Action of A Separate Peace, showing Gene and Finny interacting with each other. Find the rest of the plot diagram in our Plot Diagram lesson plan!