Watch on the Rhine

by Lillian Hellman

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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 100

Look up the history of the underground movement in Germany. Were there any members who appear to be similar to the characters in the play? What kind of failures and successes did they have?

Research one fascist regime that exists today and compare and contrast it to that of Nazi Germany.

Compose a story about what happened to Kurt after he left the Farrelly house.

Read the ‘‘Julia’’ section in Hellman’s Pentimento. Julia was a friend of Lillian Hellman’s who worked for the underground during World War II. Compare and contrast Julia’s character to that of Kurt.

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