Wednesday, March 25, 2009
One Change in "Torn Thread"
Lately, I've been reading a book called "Torn Thread" which, like "Night," is about the Holocaust. Though a lot less graphic, change occurs in this book as well. One specific change is when Eva, the main character of the story, is put on a train to go to a Nazi camp. She is reminded of the ghetto, or attic, she used to live in, to hide from the Nazis. It is explained: "She remembered the dark room with its uneven floor and steeply pitched ceiling, the wooden crates that they used for furnature. She had cried for days when they'd first moved there. Now she gladly would have agreed to live in the ghetto for the rest of her life, if only she and Rachel could be back with Papa. (Issacs 48)" Basicly, Eva hated living in the ghetto at first, as it was a huge difference from living in their old house. However, being away from family for a long while, especially at her age of twelve, can change everything for anyone, not just Eva.
Posted by Drew Pierce at 11:21 AM