Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chapters 1-4

First off I would like to apologize for being absent the last few days. Work has consumed all of me for four days straight. I know that I said that I would get some discussion questions posted, but have been at work and without Internet at my home. All of that is taken care of now, so lets chat!

After further review, we should be reading five chapters a week and not four. So by Sunday, we should all have read through chapter 10.

So far, we have been introduced to Bruno. He is nine years old and has just moved from Berlin to his new home, "Out-With". (Auschwitz).

I thought I might give some interesting facts about Auschwitz, but after reading and researching, I decided that I did not want this to be such a depressing post. However, I do encourage all to learn a little bit more about this particular concentration camp.

-Describe the relationship between Bruno and Gretel.
-Why does Bruno seem younger than nine?
-How do you feel about Bruno so far in the story?

Post answers to these questions on your own blog perhaps or leave a comment here. You don't have to answer any of the questions, but just mention a little about how you feel about the story so far. How you feel about the characters.
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1 comment:

R.Naukana said...

What is interesting to me up to this point is how innocent Bruno is. The way he can't put two and two together in regards to what is going around him. He is focused on his "bad luck" of having to move away that everything else is just a passing blurr. He notices things around him such as the "fence" but it doesn't occur to him that it can be a bad place.