The Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom Analysis

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“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” In The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom has the choice to either love someone who may seem impossible to love or shut herself away and be plagued with a demeaning isolation. During World War II, in the town of Haarlem, Corrie ten Boom allowed her home, the Beje, to become a staple of the anti-Nazi Underground in the Netherlands. Although she was able to hide her secret life from the Nazis temporarily, she was revealed along with the rest of her family and some friends and sent to prison. Because Corrie was the leader of their secret contributions to anti-Nazis, she was not released like almost every other person who was captured with her. Eventually, in prison, she was interrogated. However, the interrogator seemed less interested in her actions than in her faith and family. But, she could not know if she was able to trust him. Although it is believed that both share personal information with the interrogator and to not, it is undeniable by both sides that nowhere is an escape from love even prison. Understandably, Corrie should share her faith, hope, love, and family with the interrogator for three reasons: She would be following God’s will and command to love, She would receive help …show more content…

Although he was a foreigner, he still had a measure of power of which he would gladly use to help if she were to open and give him hope. One thing he could do would be to lessen her sentence. He could spread lies that she wasn’t guilty to help her leave prison sooner than the Nazis would ordinarily do so. However, he could also easily let her catch a glimpse or even just say a couple words to her family or friends. She would have hope from any glimpse of her loved ones. Because the interrogator could help Corrie, she should share her personal life with

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