A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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In A Separate Peace, what are some quotes that show Gene's conflict with himself?

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One quote that shows Gene's conflict with himself occurs in the first chapter as he returns to Devon after an interval of 15 years. He writes of remembering his conflicted emotions of both fear and happiness when he was a student:

I felt fear’s echo, and along with that I felt the unhinged, uncontrollable joy which had been its accompaniment and opposite face, joy which had broken out sometimes in those days like Northern Lights across black sky.

As Gene mentally heads back in time to recreate his memories of his last year at Devon, he expresses his...

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