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A Separate Peace Why is Gene's fall into the Naguamsett River at the beginning of the Winter Session significant? A. It symbolizes the fun of the Summer Session. B. It symbolizes how unbalanced Gene feels with Finny's absence. C. It symbolizes how Finny missed the water and fell on the riverbank. D. It symbolizes another step Gene takes into adulthood and the outside world.

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  1. anonymous
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    This is a really tricky question Is it C?

  2. anonymous
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    It's not A because that wasn't fun. I don't think it's D because that is unrelated... but it could be because that was a fight with Quackenbush. I think it is C because he was knocked in the river with Quckenbush together, like Finny and Gene were about to jump from the tree into the other river together, but instead Finny fell and broke his leg.

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    Book is A Separate Peace, you can read it here. http://classroom.rfisd.net/users/0192/A%20Separate%20Peace%20by%20John%20Knowles-Full%20Text.pdf

  4. anonymous
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    No Its B.

  5. anonymous
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    Did you read the book?

  6. anonymous
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    he feels as if what happen to Finny is all his fault. now that finny is disabled Gene is all messed up in the head and lost himself.

  7. anonymous
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    that effect on someone can really mess up their balance on life make them tense and uneasy thats what i think they are using unbalance as... a state of mind

  8. anonymous
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    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/separate/section5.rhtml

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    Yeah it could be B... Maybe not C because Finny didn't really "miss the water"... he fell off because Gene jounced the limb. And it is true that Gene is troubled because he caused his friend to fall off and break his leg. But does his fight with Quackenbush and falling into the (other) river symbolize his problem? It would make more sense for it to symbolize Finny's fall because he was fighting with Quackenbush, and then they fell into the river while held together. Very tricky question.

  10. anonymous
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    Maybe the fighting symbolizes his conflict... He says he was fighting for Finny.

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    This is from the story: “You, Quackenbush, don’t know anything about who I am.” That launched me, and I had to go on and say, “or anything else.” “Listen you maimed son-of-a-feather ...” I hit him hard across the face. I didn’t know why for an instant; it was almost as though I were maimed. Then the realization that there was someone who was flashed over me. Quackenbush had clamped his arm in some kind of tight wrestling grip around my neck, and I was glad in this moment not to be a cripp le. I reached over, grasped the back of his sweat shirt, wrenched, and it came away in my hand. I tried to throw him off, he lunged at the same time, and we catapulted into the water. The dousing extinguished Quackenbush’s rage, and he let go of me. I scra mbled back onto the float, still seared by what he had said. “The next time you call anybody maimed,” I bit off the words harshly so he would understand all of them, “you better make sure they are first.” “Get out of here, Forrester,” he said bitterly from the water, “you’re not wanted around here, Forrester. Get out of here.” I fought that battle, that first skirmish of a long campaign, for Finny. Until the back of my hand cracked against Quackenbush’s fac e I had never pictured myself in the role of Finny’s defender, and I didn’t suppose that he would have thanked me for it now. He was too loyal to anything connected with himself — his roommate, his dormitory, his class, his school, outward in vastly expanded circles of loyalty until I couldn’t imagine who would be excluded. But it didn’t feel exactly as though I had done it for Phineas. It felt as though I had done it for myself.

  12. anonymous
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    I don't think he feels unbalanced because of Finny's absence. He may feel unbalanced because he caused him to fall and break his leg, but he wouldn't be unbalanced because Finny is not with him.

  13. anonymous
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    If I close a question, can I re-open it and add replies to it, or would it be permanently closed? I want to ask another question but I need to close this first, but I want to update this question to confirm if it is correct when I submit the assessment.

  14. anonymous
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    Gene, of course, is not disabled, but Finny is. Once again, it seems, Gene proves unable to separate his own identity from that of his friend. When the odious Quackenbush (a minor character whose absurd name suits his role as a much-disliked clod) makes fun of Gene for being “maimed,” Gene responds violently even though he isn’t maimed at all. One can argue that he is fighting for Finny—or, perhaps, that he is fighting as Finny. Gene himself is acutely aware of his increasing identification with his friend, especially when Finny insists that if he, Finny, cannot play sports, then Gene must play them for him. At this moment, Gene understands that he is losing himself and becoming a part of Finny. One might understand the joy that Gene consequently feels as stemming from a deep desire: he may dislike himself so much by now that his dearest wish is to abandon this self altogether.

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    you know it could be D.

  16. anonymous
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    I thought that too...

  17. anonymous
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    its definitely not C. though

  18. anonymous
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    hey you know what, I think it actually is D

  19. anonymous
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    or A

  20. anonymous
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    its either B or D. but i probably would go for D

  21. anonymous
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    On the previous assessment there was a similar question with the same number. I've discovered that the questions of retried assessments are often similar to the previous one

  22. anonymous
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    I'd go for D

  23. anonymous
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    i agree bro.. do it if its wrong then inform me so i can understand why

  24. anonymous
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    yea its definitely NOT C., its D.

  25. anonymous
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    85%. :[ Well at least it is mastered. D was correct.

  26. anonymous
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    Thank you for your help.

  27. anonymous
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    no problem bro. hmu if you need help with any other weird questions...

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