This image relates to my topic by showing the death of a loved one. Hanna takes her life the day before she was going to get out of jail, leaving Michael all alone to sort out his feelings. This shows how people react to the death of a loved one just like Micheal's reaction.
This photo relates to my topic by showing one of the ways the Nazis disposed of their inmates bodies. In my book, Hanna goes on trail for burning some prisoners alive in a church. This image shows how the Nazi's burned their prisoners just like in the book.
The Illinois Holocaust Museum tells the story of the Holocaust through interactive exhibitions that move and inspire. World-class special exhibitions explore broad themes related to the mission of the Museum which aim to foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.
Katelyn Hill's insight:
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center's founding principle is to Remember the Past, Transform the Future. Their mission is to honor the memory of those who lost their lives and the survivors courage/strength to carry on. They also teach children about the horrors of prejudice, hatred and indifference. They have different exhibits where the talk about life before the World War II, concentration camps, misconceptions about the Holocaust.You also get to see some of the survivors reflections about the Holocaust. The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center connects to "The Reader" because the both detail events that happened during the Holocaust. Schlink talks about Hanna trail when she is accused of mass murder by not unlocking a church door when people were in the church and it was on fire. The museum talks about everything that happened during the Holocaust and the mass murder took place during the death march from the camp in Auschwitz, so they both talk about something that happened during the Holocaust.
In the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, the section, "Trials of War Criminals: Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings", talks about the Nuremberg Trails. Criminal trails on charges of aggression, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and membership in an organization aiming at such crimes were conducted. Charges against humanity were punishable under the principles of international law. There were 1,200 sessions of twelve trails and 177 people were tried.
Schlink and the encyclopedia detail about the Nuremberg Trails. Schlink talks about how Micheal doesn't miss a single day of trail (Schlink 99). He also describes the trails, for example, when the judge was questioning the defendants about why they didn't unlock the church doors when the building was burning and eventually Hanna says that she did write the report on the burning church (Schlink 124). Hanna ends up going to jail for being apart of the massacre that accrued at the church. Similarly, Schlink and the encyclopedia go into detail about the charges that the defendants were accused of in the Nuremberg Trails. They both also talk about who were the people being put on trail.
Germany is a very beautiful place to visit, they have great landscapes and magnificent monuments to see. Most Germans speak English, so you won't have too much trouble getting around. You can walk, take a train or rent a car to ride get around Germany. Pork is the most consumed food in Germany, so if you are a vegetarian it might be harder to find food to eat.
This photo relates to my topic by detailing about relationships between older women and younger men. In the book, Hanna and Michael form a romantic relationship. The image shows an older women and a younger boy hugging each other just like Hanna and Michael.
This is a three-part series of the Nuremberg Trial.
Katelyn Hill's insight:
In this documentary, they talk about the Nuremberg Trails. It goes over the war lords who were trailed but it mostly talks about Albert Speer. He was in charge of keeping the war machine going, he was not put to death because he said that the Nazis were wrong for what they did to everyone. Fritz Sauckel had the same charges as Speer but he was put to death and not pardoned like Speer. Speer felt responsible for everything that happened and that it was duty to let the German people know what happened. He thought that Hitler should be disgraced and not celebrated. Some people think that Speer might have been the most intelligent and in depth defendant on trail, that he only said sorry to get away with being sentenced to death and that he should have also been sentenced to death. Speer became famous as the Nazi who said sorry.
This documentary and Schlink's story are similar because the both detail about the Nuremberg Trails. Schlink talks about Hanna being on trail for days because of a crime she was accused of along with others. The documentary also has war lords who were on trails for days because of crimes they were being accused of doing. Hanna is sentenced to life in prison for the crimes she committed. Speer has sentenced to 20 years in prison for mostly forced labor. Schlink and the documentary both talk about what happened during the Nuremberg Trails and what happened the people who were on trail.
A recent study lends insight into age differences in romantic relationships
Katelyn Hill's insight:
In the article, "When It Comes to Dating, Do Age Difference Matter?", the author Vinita Mehta talks about how generally women are more likely to date a older man while men are more likely to date a younger woman. In the study it says that men want to date younger women because they are attracted to fertile women and women are more fertile when they are younger. Women want to date older men because they want stability. According to many different studies, a lot of the blind date participants had an older guy with a younger women. But overall, these studies can not support the age differential effect because age did not influence the ratings of the date.
Both Mehta and Schlink discuss the topic of relationships with minors. Schlink talks about how we was mesmerized by Hanna when he saw her changing her clothes (Schlink 14). He also details there physical relationship and emotional relationship, for example, when Michael and Hanna went on vacation and Michael left early in the morning to surprise her with breakfast in bed (Schlink 54). Micheal is younger than Hanna and they are in a romantic relationship. Similarly, Vinita talks about how men prefer younger women , and vice versa, but it can't be scientifically be proved. The Reader and "When It Comes to Dating, Do Age Difference Matter?" are connected because Schlink's story is an example of how men can be attracted to older women and how women can be attracted to younger men.
The five types of guilt and how you can cope with each
Katelyn Hill's insight:
In the article, "The Definitive Guide to Guilt", the author Krauss details about guilt. It is a negative emotion and there is no one explanation for guilt. She talks about the psycho-dynamic theory, where we build defense mechanisms for ourselves. She says that Freud linked the feeling of guilt to Oedipal stage of psycho-sexual development (when children have a sexual desires towards their opposite-sex parent and later those feelings our suppressed, then directed towards people of there own age) and then she talks about how Erikson believed that guilt first emerges when children are at the age of 3-5 (initiative vs. guilt). She also discusses the cognitive approach for guilt, the thoughts cause the emotion. You feel that you have done something to cause someone else misfortune, even if that is not the case.
Both Schlink and Krauss detail about the emotion guilt. Schlink talks about how Michael tries to tell himself sometimes that he wasn't sure if it was Hanna he saw that day at the pool but he then tells himself that he's sure it was Hanna (Schlink 83). He also says, "So I was still guilty. And if not guilty because one cannot be guilty of betraying a criminal, then I was guilty of having loved a criminal" (Schlink 134). Micheal is still struggling to deal with his feelings of guilt toward Hanna, even though it has been 10 years since he has seen Hanna. Krauss and Schlink are similar because they both detail about guilt. Krauss talk about the cognitive concept of guilt in her article and Michael's guilt towards Hanna is cognitive because his thoughts caused the emotion.
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Katelyn Hill's insight:
In The Reader, Michael is walking home and feels ill. He throws up on the street and Hanna helps him out by cleaning him up and taking him home. Michael finds out that he has hepatitis and has to stay home for a long time. Eventually he gets better and goes out for a walk, he decides to go see Hanna and thank her for helping him. Michael becomes fascinated with Hanna and starts to have an affair with her over the summer until one day she disappears. He eventually gets over Hanna and is going to school to become a lawyer. Around 10 years later, Michael sees Hanna again but she is on trial for horrible accusations. Hanna is sentenced to life in prison and Michael decides that he wants nothing to do with her. Michael ends up meeting his wife in college and they have a daughter but they separate. Michael starts to send things to Hanna, so that he can help her learn how to read. Hanna is able to get out of prison early because of good behavior and Michael goes to her see the day before she gets out. He says that he will help her start her life again and she ends up killing herself. Michael is left to conclude his feelings on her death and he must deal with his guilt for what happened in their past.
The scopes I will focus on for this novel are the Auschwitz camps, guilt, and relationships with minors. These topics have a great impact on Michael. For example, Hanna, his ex-lover, is on trail for being apart of the Auschwitz camps. "I did not miss a single day of the trail" (Schlink 99). Michael doesn't miss a single day of the trail because he still trying to figure out the feelings he has for Hanna. A big part of the story has to do with guilt. "I kept something to myself that I should have revealed. I didn't acknowledge her" (Schlink 74). Michael feels guilty for not telling his close friends about Hanna. One of the main topics of the story is about relationships with minors. "The next night I fell in love with her" (Schlink 27). Michael and Hanna get into a romantic relationship even though he is fifteen and Hanna is in her mid-thirties.
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