A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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In A Separate Peace, what does Gene as an adult tell readers about his army career?

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In John Knowles's A Separate Peace, the private war of Gene Forrester parallels that of the theater of World War II.  Gene's address to the reader in the final chapter explicates this parallel:

Because it seemed clear that wars were not made by generations and their special stupidites, but that wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human...

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