History is evidently used as an important framework for events throughout ‘The Fiftieth Gate’, using fates and chronological order, “12th of December”. The use of dates validates memory within the text. History, on its own, is seen as not effective in determining the truth as it is written from a historians collaboration of documented evidence, which is unstructured. Connotations chaos and lack of direction are clear as Baker’s documents “lay strewn across the floor… dismembered words… bits and pieces” this is highlighting the need for deliberate selection of documented evidence. This bias, throughout ‘The Fiftieth Gate’, is emphasized as a historical document written by the Germans, who completely disregard the millions of murders of...
The ellipses following the conclusion of the poem ‘tell him that i” symbolizes an unfinished story and allows the responder to assume it is ambiguous in subject, relating to all Jews and the horrors experienced collectively. Such a portrayal of this idea of courage and survival depicted throughout... [continues]
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