Monday, February 14, 2011

Chapter 5 (pages 66-84): A Gift

What is significant or poignant about the half ration of bread Elie's father gives him as a gift?

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  1. One of the reasons why the peace of bread was so significant and such an inspiration for Ellie was because there wasn’t much food in the camps at that time anyway. One of the most basic instincts in humans is to survive; however, when faced with the choice- survival of a parent or survival of a child- most parents would choose survival for the child. Ellie’s father was making a sacrifice to keep his son strong even though this act of kindness may cause him to lose his own life.