Briar Rose- War & Persecution

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Briar Rose '' War and Persecution Theme and definition. The theme war and persecution is based on the constant hostility, ill treatment and harsh condition endured by the residence of Chelmno. WWII Poland was a war between many nations causing outright conflict and mass murder of many innocent souls. *Explanation of the theme and its *significance. The tales of the past was told by Josef by allowed Becca and the responder to experience the Poland of the past and what it was once like. There is a constant reference to the torture and murder that different groups had experienced; this provided a clear image of cruelty and discrimination in the Nazi camp (Chapter 22 '' Pg. 141). The listing of different punishments overwhelms the responder and reminds them of the other groups that were persecuted by the Nazi’s. The significance of the war and persecution in Briar Rose was to educate responders about the war and what happened during that period. It was incorporates Gemma’s life story being intertwined with the fairytale, Sleeping Beauty. Textual evidence. Chapter 20 '' Page 127: “A mausoleum dedicated to the 360, 000 men and women and '' she told us '' even children of your own ages who were murdered and discarded like animal carcasses. So close to where we lived. That is what she said./...” “She said the children were whipped with cattle whips, and taken to the rose garden which is what the guards called the gas chamber. I can remember every word she said.” [Magda explains to Becca about the museum and the things her mother had told her once. Magda remembers every word her mother had said to her emphasising that she was traumatised about what had once happened.] _Chapter 22 '' Page 141: _“No. It is very Polish. But odd because to read the pamphlet, it was a place of such horror. Where would you put 300,000 people, even dead?” Becca shuddered at her matter-of-fact tone. Chapter 22 '' Page 144: “Sometimes, on their deathbeds, will they tell me that...
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