Let's keep track of Goldman's tricky, twisting plot.
Created by mccormickclasses on Oct 10, 2010
Last updated: 11/09/10 at 09:33 AM
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"It isn't safe" (300).
"...if you've put your life in logic's hands, you don't say 'So long' at the first sign of a little uncertainty" (193). "So this is what it's like to die...not as bad as you'd think...But then...the water poured in, and the big hands held him down. No Babe realized then. He was wrong about death not being as bad. All wrong. It was worse" (198).
"Defending was always so hard. How great life must be all you ever did was attack" (174). "I think they're going to try to capture you, and then I think they're going to try to torture you, and then I think they're going to try to kill you..."(178).
"He held out his hand and made a dazzling smile. 'But call me Janey. All my friends do'" (160).
"He was Scylla the rock, and he had promises to keep" (147).
"'You never tell the whole truth, you get to withhold things..." (140). "Babe broke into a run.He went fast, faster than usual, as fast as he could...Babe tore on through the night. His tooth hurt like crazy" (141).
"...and he realized that if "safe" was a word you could possibly apply to one which his past, not to mention his present, then he was, once again, yet, still, perhaps safe" (133). Bull-shouldered Man 3rd person narration as he is greeting by Karl and Erhard at the airport JKF.
"'It's a crazy world,I tell you, who the hell knows what's gonna' happen one minute to the next" (122).
"'I got a gun, I know how to use it...'" (114). Levy postures to he intruder, but the person turns out to be Doc.
"[I]t's not the goddamn blood so much -- it's the helplessness" (110).
"HELPLESS! The word forced its way past the blood and into his brain, and the reality of it was so humiliating that Levy somehow found it in himself to kick at the big-shouldered guy..." (107).
" " ( ). SCYLLA HAS A DREAM IN WHICH HE IS TORTURED BY THE "ANGEL OF DEATH" -- JOSEPH MENGELE. MENGELE IS STRIPING THE SKIN OFF OF HIS FACE.
"After all these crummy years, my cup is running over" (94). BABE WRITES A LETTER TO DOC INTRODUCING ELSE OPEL. WE GET THE SENSE OF THE TEASING NATURE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP.
"REGRET IS THE BEST WE CAN HOPE FOR" (91). "WITH LUCK IN A WEEK HE'LL LOVE ME" (92). LEVY MEETS ELSA AT THE LIBRARY. HE FOLLOWS HER TO HER APARTMENT TO RETURN HER BOOKS. SHE AGREES TO GO OUT WITH HIM BUT THEN LOOKS SAD. SHE THEN CALLS SOMEONE NAMED ERHARD.
"I'M JUST LIKE YOU, JACK, EXCEPT YOU'RE PRONE. I'M DEAD, BUT I WON'T LIE DOWN " (79) SCYLLA IS IN EDINBURGH, ON DETOUR FROM DIVISION WORK, WHERE HE'S SUPPOSED TO MEET WITH ROBERTSON TO ENGAGE IN SOME ILLEGAL BUSINESS. HE KILLS ROBERTSON. HE'S STILL PREOCCUPIED WITH HIS OWN DEATH.
"...BUT THERE WAS LIKE A RIVER OF [BLOOD], I REMEMBER THINKING THANK GOD IT WASN'T ME WHO SPILLED THE PAINT AND SAW HOW PRETTY IT WAS, HOW IT HELPED THE ROOM, MADE IT MORE COLORFUL AND EVERYTHING " (69). LEVY AT THE LIBRARY. WALKS THE PROFESSOR HOME. LEVY GETS EXCITED THAT PROF. B. CALLS HIM TOM. KEEP HIS FATHER'S GUN
"He was Scylla the rock. On his good days, anyway "(61 ). Who is featured in this chapter?SCYLLA AND CHEN, WHO TRIES TO KILL HIM. SCYLLA ESCAPES AND GETS NO ANESTHETIC AT THE CLINIC.
"YOU CAN'T FILL HIS FOOTSTEPS, I'M SORRY TO TELL YOU. YOU MAY END UP LEAVING LARGER TRACKS, ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE, BUT THEY WILL BE YOUR OWN, NOT YOUR FATHERS" (48). -- Who are the people introduced? BIESENTHAL -- PROFESSOR. LEVY'S DAD WAS MENTOR TO B. -- What do we learn about the main character? LEVY IS SMART LIKE DAD AND IS FOLLOWING HIS FOOTSTEPS. LEVY DISSERTATION = AMERICAN TYRANNY (MACCARTHY)
"Because I want to die with someone who loves me" (37). -- Who are the featured characters in this chapter? APE AND SCYLLA -- What do we learn about each? SCYLLA -- GOOD WITH HANDS, EMOTIONAL, CUNNING...IN DANGER APE --DEAD -- What happens to each of them? REALIZES HE HAS TO WATCH HIS BACK B/C HE ACTED RECKLESSLY
"In the end it didn't really matter. Once they found his weakness, they almost killed him" (21). -- Who does this chapter feature? LEVY -- What do we learn about this character? INSECURE, DETERMINED, HAS A TOOTHACHE
"All in all, it would've been hard to have wished for a happier tragedy" (11). -- Who are the characters? -- What happens to them? -- What new information do we learn? -- What questions are raised?