Number The Stars Friendship Quotes

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Boom! The Nazis have arrived! The Nazi, by definition is “a person who holds and acts brutally in accordance with extreme racist or authoritarian views” (Encyclopedia def. 1). Nazi party grew into a mass movement and ruled Germany. The Germans arrival in Denmark occurred on April 9, 1940. As an agreement the Danish government remained, but three years later after the Danish refusal to the German government resigns, the Germans took over and began arresting and deporting the Jewish members. A train sent the Jewish members to Auschwitz. These trains carried in excess a number of thousand of victims. They had no space to sit, no food and just one bucket for water and bathroom necessities. Many victims carried in these trains died during the journey…show more content…
We may find relative examples with the things friends do for each other and the lies and deceit they take just for the benefit of their friends. In Number the Stars we see a great example of friendship between the characters Annemarie and Ellen. Friendship is a state of mutual trust and support between two people and the relation of these two characters symbolizes a great example of the true meaning of friendship. As the Jews were being deported the Johansen family decided to take care of Ellen during the occupation of the Nazis in Denmark. The political instability in the government affects the friendship in Number the Stars because as the author Lowry stated: “Friends will take care of them. That’s what friends do” (Lowry 22). Also, the lies and deceit represent a friendship. While Ellen was trying to survive this tragic mass movement, the Johansen family accepted her and she pretended to be one of the Johansen’s daughters just for her safety. Since Annemarie’s Johansen older sister had died a few years ago, they lied by saying that Ellen was one of her sisters. In my opinion, friends will always do what is necessary for the safety, health and happiness of each other. This is why the political instability in the government affects the friendship in the novel Number the…show more content…
Bravery resembles in each of the characters of the novel. Especially we see this main ethic in Annemarie, Ellen, Henrik, Peter and Annemarie’s parents. Heroism is in the city of Denmark; it shows that ordinary people can be brave. Annemarie helps Ellen and her parents’ escape from Denmark, risking her life many times. Johansen’s ignore the dangers and do what is necessary to protect Ellen. Annemarie’s parents showed bravery while being confronted by the Nazi soldiers in the apartment, Train and funeral. The biggest example is shown when Annemarie hides a package and goes through the woods to deliver it to her uncle Henrik’s boat. She was encountered with the Nazi soldiers and their dogs. “Ellen was brave when she had to leave her parents and worry about them. Also, when Ellen was in the Johansen’s apartment, and had to meet with the soldiers” (Lowry 21). This package was of big importance because it had a special ingredient that kept the dogs from finding the people hidden on Henrik’s boat. Due to this package the boat traveled safely to Sweden and Ellen, her family and other people got there safe. Fear can be a manipulative feeling that can oppress our actions. But, how do we overcome this fear? How did this fear really treat the individuals in Number the Stars? The fear in Number the Stars was unaffected because they kept doing their plan for survival. Annemarie was unable to know the threat of the
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