The Importance Of The NKVD To Freedom

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Despite the language of discrimination and violence Sepetys uses for the NKVD to suppress the Lithuanians to lower their place in society. It is the language of strength and hope that beats the NKVD and brings the Lithuanians to freedom. First Sepetys uses the language of discrimination and violence for the NKVD to suppress the Lithuanians to lower their place in society. “The truck stopped in front of the hospital. Everyone seemed relieved that they would tend to the bald man’s injuries. But they did not.” The truck picks up a woman from the hospital who has just laid birth to a child. According to Womenshealth.gov a woman has to rest for a few days after the birth of her child. The Soviets took her onto the truck 5 minutes after she had…show more content…
“These cars are for pigs and cows.” (Sepetys 30). On the cattle cars it said prostitutes and thieves. The NKVD also known as the Soviets are using a system known as communism. Everyone gets treated fairly. If you break into someone 's home and steal stuff you get placed higher in society. If you would be a prostitute and sell your body you would earn more money than normal people. You would be in a higher place in society. Both of these ways are a bad way to become higher in society. If one gets seen as a prostitute or a thieve one is seen as one that is worth less than other people. Everyone in those cars get titled prostitutes or thieves. This is something that can affect…show more content…
Andrius brings Lina and her family salami and food packages. Despite the way his mother and him are treated, he sees the opportunities. Andrius and his mother are with the NKVD a lot. This means that they are in the building of the NKVD. They steal food and give it to their friends so then their friends can get stronger. This also bring hope at the same time, Lina begins to realize that even though Andrius is having a harder time then she is, he still cares about everyone else. “Bring this to Mr. Stalas” (Sepetys 134). When Lina’s mom says this she refuses to do so. Mr Stalas is a man that is not to positive. He keeps saying things like “have they gotten between your legs?” (Sepetys 135). Her mom wants to make Lina realize that she should still be nice to people even if they do not do the same in return. At the end of the story she begins to get this. Because she begins to get this she begins to get hope herself for one reason “a guilty conscience is not worth extra food” (Sepetys 122). When Lina got some more food she agreed to give it to her friends because she has to share with them in order for everyone to survive. If she can bring hope then she will give herself hope because everyone else gives it back to her. At the end she becomes free because she has a free mind. She lives in heaven with her mind and in hell with her
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