A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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Topics for Further Study

(Novels for Students)

Explore the reasons for the American involvement in World War II. Compare the American degree of popular support to that of such other wars as World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War.

Compare and contrast three significant fictional works about World War II. Some possibilities include James Jones's novel From Here to Eternity, Norman Mailer's novel The Naked and the Dead, and Arthur Miller's play All My Sons.

Discuss the economic impact of World War II on the United States and on Europe.