“…It seemed clear that wars were not made by generations and their special stupidities, but wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human heart.”
The background of “A separate Peace” is the Second World War and the focus of book is a group of sixteen-year-old boys who are moving towards a war. The extract comes from the end of the book where Due to what Gene had done to Finny, he has been
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killed his enemy at school, I believe this enemy not to be Finny but Gene’s “ignorant heart.” he realizes that Brinker was wrong about how wars are created, Gene now knows that wars are created by “something ignorant in the human heart.” Gene has overcome his own “ignorant heart”, and has become Finny, all his hate, fear, jealousy and anger are now gone from him, Finny has taken them with him to his grave.