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    Rosa is the protagonist in the story because most of the events revolve around her. She plays the role of the leading character who witnesses the murder of her infant child, Magda, by the Nazis...

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    Cynthia Ozick, in The Shawl, provides the reader with a third person, omniscent and deeply moving account of Rosa, Magda and Stella's existence as they endure unspeakable misery at the hands of "a...

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    In Ozick's "The Shawl," Rosa Lublin is struggling to construct the smallest amount of control in the reality that envelops her. She is a sad human being placed in the most inhuman of conditions....

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    After her daughter Magda died, Rosa remained motivated to live by the memory of her daughter. Rosa did not scream when her daughter was thrown into the air and murdered by the Nazis. She knew that...

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    In “The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick, there are two settings in the story: the road that the women walk on toward the concentration camp and then, the camp. Both of the settings play an important...

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    The setting is important to the story because the conditions in the Holocaust caused the problem and the solution. The events of the story could only have occurred during The Holocaust, and they...

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    The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick takes place during World War II. The Holocaust supplies the historical context for the story. The Nazis have taken over much of Europe with most of the Jewish...

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    A good thesis, or overall main idea, for Cynthia Ozick's short story "The Shawl" is that physical and mental oppression could drain the life out of a person, but no oppression would never drain the...

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    In Cynthia Ozick’s short story “The Shawl,” imagination functions in various ways in the life of Rosa, a mother who is trying to look after her two daughters – Magda (an infant) and Stella...

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    Cynthia Ozick’s “The Shawl” tells the story of three characters caught in the horror of the Holocaust. The characters involved are Rosa; the baby, Magda; and Rosa’s niece, Stella, a...

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    Cynthia Ozick’s short story “The Shawl” connects the tones and moods of the story to particular types of days and particular types of natural settings. Another story that uses similar...

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    “The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick imparts insight into the lives of three Polish Jews who try to survive in a concentration camp during World War II. The story is told in third person point-of-view...

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    One should be careful of hunting for symbols. The enotes Study Guide on "The Shawl" gives an excellent summary of how critics have attempted to proclaim symbols in the story, which the author...

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    “Then Stella took the shawl away and made Magda die.” The horrors found in “The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick culminate in man’s inhumanity to man. During World War II, the Nazis removed...

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    The center of narrative interest in the story is Rosa, the mother, who hides Magda within the shawl. She has been arrested by the Nazis and imprisoned because she is Jewish (paragraph 2). She has...

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    The details in paragraph 15 heighten the story’s irony. Outside the fence, one may see sun, butterflies, "placid, mellow" light, green meadows, dandelions, violets, and tiger lilies. The irony is...

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    The details of the setting, important as they are, are not laid out according to any plan or scheme. We learn in the first four paragraphs that Rosa, along with her young daughter Stella and her...

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    Though we may not now the precise reason why he wrote the story, "The Sky is Gray" “demonstrates a number of themes and realizations for any reader to pick up on. ideas. From the viewpoint of the...

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    The brutal details of paragraph 15 reveal the horror of life in the extermination camps. A short description of World War II and some of the facts of the anti-Semitic policies of the Nazis may...

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    The center of narrative interest in the story is Rosa, the mother, who hides Magda within the shawl. She has been arrested by the Nazis and imprisoned because she is Jewish (paragraph 2). She has...

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    The details in paragraph 15 heighten the story’s irony. Outside the fence, one may see sun, butterflies, "placid, mellow" light, green meadows, dandelions, violets, and tiger lilies. The irony...

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    In the first four paragraphs, Rosa, along with her young daughter Stella and her infant daughter Magda, have been on a forced march, and that spectators have lined up along the way as the marching...

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    "The Shawl" is noteworthy because of its scrupulous control of its limited point of view, with the point-of-view character being the mother of a starving infant during the Holocaust. There is...

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    Essentially, the quote you ask about means that if one is deprived of a stimulating existence, one creates stimulation within one's mind. So if a person is trapped, say, in prison, or in a...

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    It is hard to believe that Rosa Lubin was able to keep her baby Magda secluded in the concentration camp for almost a year. Magda was dehydrated and starving despite Rosa giving her most of her...

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    The two settings of "The Shawl" are closely related. One is the concentration camp; the other is on the road, walking to the concentration camp.

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    The basic conflict in the story is that Rosa, a Jewish woman, has a baby, Magda, whom she must keep hidden from the Nazis. As she carries Magda on the march to the concentration camp, Rosa, who...

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    The shawl is symbolic of the Jewish tallitt, a prayer shawl worn when Jews go to synagogue. When a Jewish person puts on the tallitt, he is wrapping himself with the commandments of the Bible....

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