The Terrible Things, By Eve Bunting And Child Of The Holocaust

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“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.”(Ellie Weisel). The Holocaust is often a topic authors use to educate readers about the horrors that happened in our world over 70 years ago. However no matter how many years go by it is not only important that the victims are never forgotten but also the moral message is passed on from generation to generation. The Terrible Things, by Eve Bunting, and Child of the Holocaust, by Fred Gross, both depict the topic of the Holocaust but emphasize different evidence and information to create an overall message to the reader. First off, in the allegory Terrible Things, by Eve Bunting she uses a forest full of animals to represent the horrific events that went on during the Holocaust. She used animals in a forest to represent the Holocaust because she wanted to show what was happening during that time, but also keep the reader interested. In this text, Bunting also wanted her audience to learn a lesson through this allegory so that the readers could learn how bad it really was during the Holocaust and to make sure history doesn 't repeat itself. In the text it states, “We don’t have feathers, the frogs said. Nor we, said the squirrels. Nor we, said the Porcupines. Nor we said the rabbits.”. Eve used this in her writing to show her readers that during the Holocaust many did not stand up for others, but instead did nothing so that they could protect themselves. She used this so she could inspire the reader to help
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