Mystery continues to surround Agnès Humbert's diary. The subject matter is clear enough: It describes the struggle of a French Resistance heroine against Nazi oppression. But many questions remain unanswered.
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This website really focuses on the book! It describes how the author was feeling during the time period and how she put it into her book. Not only does it talk about the book, but Agnes' personal life and things within it. It describes things such as her weight "Humbert had lost 35 pounds of body weight" (Kitson), and even secret feelings that she had. It goes into detail about how she was during the time period and how she felt while writing her book. It gives readers a look into how the author thought and wrote will creating the book. It reminds us that these were real events that the author had to experience when she was young. The website shows details in the life of Agnes that alot of people didnt think twice about while reading her book.
This connects with the book because it is all about the book and its author! It tells readers about how hard times were and how Agnes had to go through so much. She had to listen to friends being tortured, she had to survive on little food and water, and had to also live in disgusting conditions. She had to face more things than anyone could ever imagine. It also talks about the conditions people had to face in prisons. "a bed, the springs of which have been replaced by three planks with a meagre straw mattress on top" (Humbert 56), showing how even the simple things were taken from the prisoners. Agnes had to experience things that no one should ever go through. This website is helping us see just how difficult it was. It takes a closer look into Agnes' life and how she managed to survive this terrible time period.