Character Analysis Of Hannah In The Devil's Arithmetic

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Have you ever changed after something you have been through? In the book, The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen, Hannah changed when she realized what the holocaust was about. At the beginning of the story, Hannah and her family were going to celebrate the Passover, a Jewish holiday. Since Hannah didn’t want to go, she started whining and being snotting saying that it wasn’t important. Throughout the book, Hannah's character changes how she feels toward any Jewish holiday.

First of all, Hannah doesn't want to go to the Seder dinner since she thinks it is unimportant. When Hannah was with her family at the Seder dinner, she got to open the door for the prophet, Elijah. When she opens the door she gets transported back through time and meets Shmuel and Gitl. Shmuel is getting ready for his wedding and his engagement to Fayge. When they are on their way to the village to celebrate, they see vehicles parked outside the entrance and the village are empty. Hannah knew what was coming
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When Hannah gets back home, she is still at the Seder dinner and notices the numbers on Aunt Evas are the same that Rivikas. She then explains what the numbers mean to Aunt Eva remember everything Rivka said to her. “Hannah needed and took her aunt's fingers from her lips. She said in a voice much louder that she had intended, so loud that the entire table hushed at its sound, “I remember. Oh, I remember.” (164 Yolen) The quote is referring to Hannah and how she remembers living through one of the people in the camps and the terrible experience they had. This is important because this is when Hannah realizes why it is important to remember. This relates to the topic because by the end of the story she understands the reason to remember the past, so they won’t ever forget what happened. This shows how Hannah has changed from the start to the end of the

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