She was living in Bielitz, Poland, where she was born, and she reacts with terror as she watches her neighbors meet the invading Nazis with happiness. They were trying to hide the fact of war from Gerda’s father because he was sick and they didn’t want to worry him. When their town was invaded they couldn’t keep it a secret from him any more. Bad things started happening to the Jews, and the Nazis were taking Jewish men. In October, Gerda’s brother Arthur, was forced to leave with a Nazi and all of the other young men in town.
Anne thinks that her sister, Margot, is smart, pretty, but she does not write much about her. Anne also develops a close friendship with Peter van Daan, the teenage boy in the annex. Anne’s diary ends without comment on August 1, 1944. However, the Frank family is betrayed to the Nazis and arrested on August 4, 1944. Conflict The German Nazis has something against Jewish people and is out to kill and enslave them.
The story is written in the perspective of ten year old Sarah Starzynski, and present day American journalist, Julia Jarmond. During 1942 in Paris, Sarah Starzynski was taken with her parents by the French police who were going door to door, to round up Jewish families. Sarah, who was desperate to protect her three year old brother, Michel, hides in him in their secret hiding place, and locks him up in a cupboard where she thought he would be safe. Still innocent, Sarah promises to come back for him as soon as they are released, but little did she know, she wasn’t coming back. Sixty years later, Sarah’s tragic story intertwines with that of middle aged reporter, Julia.
2.Keller starts to open up about his life and how is Jewish wife and son were killed by the Nazi's when Herr Keller used to play for Adlof Hitler personally and thought that his family would be safe because of it. 3. Pauls parents discover that Keller was taught by the famous pianist 4. Paul meets Megan and starts having normal teenage boy desires. He ends up getting punched up because of these desires.
When he returns, he tells the villagers about how he has miraculously escaped from his torturers. The villagers and Elie don’t believe Moishe the Beadle’s story and think that he is delusional. As time goes on, the treatment of the Jews is getting worse and worse. Soon after the started moving and shipping of train car loads of Jews. Elie, his father, his sister and his mother were innocently arrested.
Jinu Park English A Language and Literature Standard Ms. Grieble 24.10.2011 The Assault Essay: Topic 1 – Violence The historical novel „The Assault“ by Harry Mulisch is a story based on the Nazi regime of Holland at nearly the end of the second World War. Anton Steenwijk was leading a peaceful life with his family as usual, but one day, Fake Ploeg, a Dutch authority closely associated with the Nazis, was found to be shot dead in front of his house, which leads to the killing of his parents and his temporary imprisonment. After he is released, he leads his life as usual, but then a sequence of events that uncover some disturbing facts about the night happens. Throughout the book, various themes can be found which Harry Mulisch successfully integrates, and undoubtedly, the most important seems to be violence. Violence, it both its most obvious and subtle forms, plays an integral part, serving as the basis of the story overall.
After Mercutio’s death, Romeo lashes out, thus leading to another one of his impulsive acts, seeking revenge on Tybalt for killing his best friend. Just before running off to take vengeance on Tybalt, Romeo states, “This day's black fate on more days doth depend; this but begins the woe others must end” (3.1.120-121) Because Romeo intuitively pursues Tybalt; he is killed as well, fueling the ever burning family rivalry. Romeo is then banished causing his mother, Lady Montague, to die of a broken heart in her sorrow for the loss of her only son. The morning after her death, Lord Montague said to the Friar, “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night! Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath.” (5.3.219-220).
The next morning, Parker finds his wife dead which makes him angry. He never wanted Lynn dead, but to only beat her up a bit to teach her a lesson. Despite it being microscopic, Stark shows the readers that there is an altruism engraved in his personality. In the movie, Porter has a love interest in Rosie who is a prostitute for the Outfit. When Porter saw Rosie, they both hugged and met each other.
Amir felt the reason Baba was always distant and seemed cut off, was because he was torn inside after the death of his beloved wife, which Amir had killed at delivery. “It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...” This evidence shows how the one event at twelve years old has molded his entire life. “I became what I am today at the age of twelve.” At twelve years old Amir witnessed the rape of his childhood friend and brother Hassan. This example shows that Amir felt his entire life was shaped by the memory of the rape that happened at twelve years old. Amir lived the rest of his life trying to deal with the guilt and hide from the memory of that horrific
It is this narrowness from a changed world no longer structured by the values that had sent young men to war. It is entirely reasonable that he would be negatively affected by the events of that summer: the death of a woman he met briefly and indirectly, who was having an affair with his cousin's husband and whose death leads to the death of his next-door neighbour. His decision to return home to that place that he had so recently destined for its narrow-mindedness, makes one wonder what Nick was doing during the war. If the extent and the pointlessness of death and destruction during the war had left him feeling he is outgrown the comfort and security of the West, why has the armory he acquired from the war abandoned him after this one summer's events? Nick runs away from his experience in the East in much the same way that he has run away from that "tangle back home" to whom he writes letters and signs "with love", but clearly doesn't genuinely offer.