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I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree

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Molly Killian

on 6 January 2011

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Transcript of I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree

Setting This book takes place during World War II. The setting changes from different concentration camps around Germany. Auschwitz (1940-1945) - one of the camps Hannelore was deported too. Main Characters i will plant you a lilac tree Hannelore
Dick Hillman
Oskar Schindler Hannelore - a young, jewish girl who is deported from her family. She is forced to survive on her own in many different concentration camps. Dick Hillman - A young polish boy who Hannelore met during her time at Budzyn. He wears an army uniform and brings coffee and bread to Hannelore everynight. They grow fond of each other, and end up in the same camp when the camps are liberated. Plot Rising Action - Hannelore and her family get annexed from her home. The whole family is seperated and hauled onto different trains, going to different camps. Hannelore and her brother Selly eventually end up in the same camp. Selly later dies in Hannelores care. Climax - Hannelore and prisoners are headed to what they think is Schindler's factory, but are droppepd off at a camp. Hannelore asks another prisoner as to where they are, he replies with "Auschwitz." (Hillman 190) Falling Action - Things are getting worse at the concentration camp. Hannelore is being abused by guards, suffering from lice, and starting to get sick. She is to the point where all she wants to do is give up. She hears rumors going around where Schindler isn't coming to save them. This set Hannelore into depression. Theme Oskar Schindler- Oskar was a man who risked his life to save many Jews from the death camps. He created a factory and list of everyone he wanted to come work for him. The Jews stayed in the factory and avoided the camps and death. Literary Elements One literary element used in this book is symbolism. A lilac tree symoblizes what could be hope. Hannelore tells Hillman that her mother and father always had a lilac tree in the backyard, it was part of the family. Hannelore says she will always remember that tree because it is all she has left to remember. Symbolism "..the train began to move through the maze of tracks.." (Hillman 188) This quote is a metaphor comparing the train tracks to a maze. Also i believe this metaphore could be comparing the maze like tracks to Hannelore's own life, as she once said earlier in the book her life was like a never-ending maze. Metaphor By: Laura Hillman Introduction - A young girl is attending a boarding school in Germany during World War II. She recieves a letter from her mother saying her father has passed away. Hannelore is devistated and determined to return back home to her mother and brothers. Resolution - Hannelore and her friends are finally taken from the camp and off to Schindler's factory. She is reunited with Hillman, who she's lost track of, and their hopes are higher than ever. Once the camps are liberated, everyone in the factory is free to go as they please. Hannelore and Hillman begin to start their life together. One theme in I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree could be that there is always hope. This theme could be used in anything and everything. You go throughout your life with problems, but if you always have hope, things will turn out for the better in the end. Text-To-Connection This book is similar to another memoir called Torn Thread. In that memior a young girl gets seperated from her family and has to survive on her own in the concentration camps. She also get reunited with her sister just like Hannelore and her brother. They both, in the end, gain freedom and begin to start a new life. This book is similar to another memoir called Torn Thread. In that story, a young girl is seperated from her family and is forced to survive on her own in the concentration camps. She is alo reunited with her sister in one of the camps, just like Hannelore and her brother. In the end, both girls gain freedom and begin to start thier new lives. Text-To-Text Personal Response I personally loved this book. I though it was very well written. It tell a very powerful story of a young girl growing up during World War II, and how she struggles to survive. It really brings you in while you are reading and keeps you reading. It never gets boring or dull, and you aquire mixed emotions throughout the book. I would recommend this book who anyone. It was wonderful. "'Where are we?' I asked one of the men.
'Auschwitz,' he wispered back.
Auschwitz! That place had been described to me as the worse hellhole on Earth (Hillman 190)." "'One day, when this is over, I'll plant you a lilac bush. Perhaps it will grow old and become a tree, like the one you remember' (Hillman 129)." "'Tell me what you remember most about home,' Dick asked me one evening.
'A lilac tree,' I said. 'It bloomed every May around the time of Mama's birthday. (Hillman 129)" "'Fella wait till you hear what happened to me!' I exclaimed to my friend.
'So, tell me already.'
'i think i am in love.'
'The Polish soldier?' (Hillman 116)" "How does one get ready for deportation? My own attempt to pack didnt get far either. Mama believed i was having a hard time leaving my possessions behind (Hillman 40)." By: Molly Killian
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