A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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In A Separate Peace, what function does Mr. Hadley (Brinker's father) serve? He talks to Gene and Brinker about serving their country and have a record they could be proud of instead of Gene joining...

In A Separate Peace, what function does Mr. Hadley (Brinker's father) serve?

He talks to Gene and Brinker about serving their country and have a record they could be proud of instead of Gene joining the Navy to avoid the action & Brinker being a Coast Guard.

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Brinker's father is a representative of the older generation, the children of World War I.  He wants his son to race bravely into the thick of the fighting, rather than to hold back and stay on the edges of the action.  He encourages Gene and Brinker to...

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