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Why is there no longer maid service?
Why is there no longer maid service? What is the contrast in Finny’s & Gene’s reactions to that? Answer: Due to the war, the maids were needed elsewhere.
What missing Devon service is Finny constantly complaining about?
As the chapter opens, Finny teases Gene and complains about the lack of maid service in the dormitories.
Why does Gene feel that peace has returned to Devon?
Although Gene has deliberately returned to Devon, in many ways his purpose seems to be to prove the impossibility of true return: he wants things to be different on this visit to his old school; he wants to have a sense that time has passed—and erased, we assume—the dark events of his high school years.
What changed at Devon?
The tree, like Devon, has changed because Gene has changed. The tree seems smaller than he remembers, much less isolated and imposing, because he has grown in height, and the tree has also been shriveled by age.
Do hotels still do housekeeping?
With most coronavirus pandemic regulations lifted in the U.S. and hotels seeing a resurgence of visitors, many hotel employees have returned to work. But not all. Hotels have cut back on daily room cleanings, which means many housekeepers remain on call.
Do hotels clean your room everyday?
On average, housekeepers clean 13 to 15 rooms a day, but it can be as high as 30 at some hotels. And they’re expected to clean them all in one eight-hour shift. So, even if you do put your “Do Not Disturb” sign out, sometimes they still have to knock.
When Gene and other Devon boys meet leper not far from the river what does Gene notice that leper is wearing?
Gene notices that Leper is wearing “…a dull green deer-stalker’s cap, brown ear muffs…” and a “.. thick gray woolen scarf…” (Knowles 93, 94). Who decides to enlist as returns to campus? As he got back to campus, Brinker decides that he’s “…
How did Gene handle the questioning in the basement?
How does Gene handle this confrontation? Gene takes it as a joke and lies about everything during the confrontation.
Where is the Devon School in A Separate Peace?
The Devon School is a fictional school created by author John Knowles in the novels A Separate Peace and Peace Breaks Out. It is based on Knowles’ alma mater, Phillips Exeter Academy. Like Phillips Exeter during World War II, Devon is a boys’ boarding school in New Hampshire.
Why does Finny complain about Devon getting rid of its maids?
Moving on, Finny laments the fact that Devon has gotten rid of all its maids. When Gene reminds him that this is because of the war, Finny hardly pays attention and continues to complain. This bothers Gene, who has no problem dispensing with certain privileges in order to contribute to the war effort.
What does Finny say to gene in a separate peace?
This, Finny says, is what Gene should have worn all day—just the undershirt, which looks good on him. Moving on, Finny laments the fact that Devon has gotten rid of all its maids. When Gene reminds him that this is because of the war, Finny hardly pays attention and continues to complain.
What happens in Chapter 8 of a separate peace?
A Separate Peace Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in A Separate Peace, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Finny immediately mocks Gene’s shoveling work clothes, and complains that the school no longer has maids.
Why did Finny cut class in a separate peace?
As Gene and Finny make their way over patches of ice to their first class, Finny remarks that winter loves him; he knows this, he says, because he loves winter, and it must return his affection. He then suggests that they cut class to give Finny a chance to look at the school after his long absence.