Lisa Cormier-Léger December 6th 2010 English 22211
Chapter 1: I felt anger and disbelief. Why couldn’t they have known where the Jews were being transported? They had many chances to run away and escape, but how could they have known what was waiting for them at the end of their “vacation”?
Chapter 2: For me, hopelessness and helplessness were the major feelings in this part of the book. When I first heard Mrs. Schächter shout “Fire!” I had a pretty good idea that she was foreshadowing, but obviously not on purpose. When they arrived at Auschwitz, I felt that there was no longer hope for their lives.
*Apparently, there was.
Chapter 3: This chapter was indescribable for me. First, he came face to face with his own death. Secondly, he started to actually learn about where he was, and what they were doing there. Elie and his father may actually survive this major ordeal, because they are healthy, strong and sometimes untruthful. (This may save their lives)
Chapter 4: This part of the book was hard to read and very moving. I am starting to see maturity rising from Elie. Seeing his father tortured right in front of him, and himself getting tortured was unimaginable. I certainly couldn’t do it. This “experience” is forcing him to endure incomprehensible pain, and will probably cause him psychiatric torment in the future.
Chapter 5: The beginning of this chapter mostly talked about religious stuff. It was a bit boring to read, but by the end of the chapter, it was motivating me to continue reading, because I knew that the SS men were now fleeing from the German army. From that, I...