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A Hero's Journey: Annemarie Johansen

Number the Stars is told from the point of view of ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen. The story is set in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark in September 1943, the third year of the Nazi occupation of Denmark.

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Transcript of A Hero's Journey: Annemarie Johansen

A Hero's Journey: Annemarie Johansen

Chapters 1 - 5
Chapters 6 - 11
Chapters 12- End
Annemarie's mother, Igne Johansen, guides Annemarie throughout the book and gives her lots of love and confort through the tough times of thriving to save her best friend, Ellen Rosen, and her family.
Annemarie moves into unfamiliar and new circumstances at the point when she has been starting to interperet what's going on around her and she has also been starting to "put things on the line" for Ellen and her family, like when Annemarie and her family disguise Ellen as Lise Johansen, Annemarie's sister, who had apparently died a few years before.
Annemarie encounters the difficulty of having to do multiple challenging tasks just to protect one person. Not that she doesn't like doing it, it's just that it's very new to her. She learns that it is all worth it in the end, since she is saving her best friend, and she will do anything at all to help her in her time of need.
Annemarie encounters her first
challenge when she has to hide Ellen from the German Nazis and act like Ellen is her dead sister, Lise Johansen. This is difficult for her to do since it is her very first time doing something like this, and also that doing this action brings up the sad memory of her belovid sister, who had died in a car crash.
Annemarie's lowest point in the novel would most likely be when she realizes that she probably won't be able to see Ellen again, since Annemarie and the Johansens will be living in Denmark, while Ellen and the Rosens will be living in Sweden, preventing them from seeing each other very often.
Annemarie recieves kind words from her Uncle Henrick to help her rise out of her crisis. He assures her that she and Ellen will be able to see each other again because the war between Denmark & the Nazis will be over soon, so everything will be fine. She just has to have patience.
The result of her journey is that she becomes more confident in herself and in Denmark. She is able to deliver the mysterious package to her Uncle Henrick before he left for Sweden, although some Nazi soldiers had gotten in Annemarie's way along the path.
Annemarie's "normal world" would be where she is back in Copanhegen with her father, mother, and little sister without the pressure of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi group, since they wouldn't be here. Then, Ellen could live in Copanhegen again.
New Life
In the end, Annemarie and her family saved the Rosens from the Nazis in Denmark. Two years after that happened, the war ended. Everything was normal as it had been before, but Peter Neilsen had been sent to a concentration camp and killed. His grave was marked by only a number. He was not even buried next to Lise, which was the only thing he wanted.
Annemarie is different from her experiences because of all of the thrilling adventures she had. For example, she had the courage to deliver the package with unknown content to her Uncle Henrik's ship before he left. Plus, she had gotten stopped by Nazi soldiers on the way.
Call To Adventure
In the beginning of the book, Annemarie finds out that the Nazis are "relocating" all of the Danish Jews. Turns out, this is the concentration camp where they will use the Jews' labor and then later on kill them in a holocaust. She also finds out that she has to help her Jewish best friend Ellen, and Ellen's Jewish family, to escape the Nazis to Sweden before it's too late.
Thank you to Ms. Janicki for assigning this assignment
Thank you to Mr. Kirkman for teaching me about Prezi
Thank you to Lois Lowry for writing
Number the Stars
Thank you to all of you (including alpacas and capybaras and such)
Thank you to all of you for watching/reading this presentation!
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