Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Runaway Train! Cattlecar Blues! Burning Ring Of FIRE!!



2. Did the Jew's treat Mrs. Schacter appropriately? What could they have done differently?
Yes and no. Yes because they were worried that if the Nazis heard her then they would have come back to see what was going on and then all of their lives would be at risk. If they would have come back then there was a good chance that she would have been beaten worse than what her fellow Jews were doing to her, so it was better for them to take care of her themselves. No because being stressed and afraid does not justify beating up a defenseless woman. They could have found a less violent way to shut her up and figure out why she was screaming.

3. Why do the Jews so quickly reject Mrs. Schacter but just as quickly believe the news from the men who gathered water? How do they feel when the cattlecar doors are opened in Birkenau?
They reject her because she did not make any sense. She was just hysterically screaming crazy things. She kept saying she saw fire and flames but when they looked out the window they did not see anything. Just like the boy who cried wolf. They believed the men who gathered water because they were outside of the cattlecar and had saw these things happening. They did not want to believe it while in the cattlecar because there was no evidence to support it but with proof from outside of the cattlecar they were forced to believe it. The book does not say exactly how they felt but it explains how they saw the flames and they smelled the burning flesh. But it can be inferred that they were terrified that strange men were beating them and forcing them out of the car and they were scared because they saw the flames and realized that this place was nothing like what they thought it was going to be.


Melanie Atwell, Constance Leavitt, Shelby Smith, Jordan Byrum, Whitney Gumm

9 comments:

Siebz said...

Very good, I agree with you all the way. And I also like the phrase "the boy who cried wolf". It sounds kinda familiar.

Jack Marie said...

Your answer for # 2 was great! It was better for the Jews on the train to hit her instead of the German Nazi's. I mean who would you want to hit you. I think that she would of been beaten to death if the Nazi's would of game.

Shelby E. said...

Your answers were really good. I do agree with you when you said they "could have found a less violent way to shut her up" because her ten year old son was there with her while they were beating her. How would you feel if your mother was being beat right in front of your eyes? Thats just crazy. Your second answer was really good also. You got into detail which is very good. Although it doesnt say how they felt you can almost feel it yourself.

Wade said...
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Michael said...

I like what you said in question 2 how the other Jew's had to try and shut her up otherwise the Nazi soldiers would have came back and shut her up there way.

Wade said...

Hey, I like the way you answered number two also. I agree with Jack, It is a good think that The Nazis did not get a hold of her. Needless to say see would have been killed.

P.S. Alex how about we try and use proper English words.

Seyd said...

Wow, i really like the way you guys put your response. I really agree with what your sayin also. I likew how you said yes AND no to the second question, becuase m y answer was a yes and no too.

P.S. Wade, you have no room to talk. Hah love ya cuz!

Jack Marie said...

My bad I meant came instead of game!!! eek

Jackie G. said...

I agree with everything your group had said. But their was one little error that annoyed me. That error is when you put they reject you should have put they rejected her because that would have sounded much better. To be exact that would have sounded like ten times better than what is there now. Just make sure you pay attention to how you word your posts as for as spelling the just the way that they are worded