Summer of My German Soldier

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Language Arts
Subject:
Literature
Grade:
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Summer of My German Soldier

Summary: Patty Bergen was 12 years old when she fell in love with a 22 year old, nazi soldier named Anton. She falls in love with him because he is kind to her even when her father beats her and her mother calls her names. Her love blooms for this older man when she hides him in the rooms above her garage. When he is ready to leave for good, she plans to leave with him even though she is only 12 and he is 22. Months Later after he had told her to stay two FBI agents come to her home and told her Anton was dead, after they had questioned her. Patty is taken to a girls reformatory for hiding a Nazi. While she is there her beloved maid Ruth visits her and gives her hope to move forward in life.

~summer of my german soldier~

byBette Greene

pg.222 “well, maybe i don’t know right at this moment, but i do know that inspite of everything i did, and everything people say about me. I dont feel bad anymore. I am not bad and right now that feels important.”

pg.222 “well, maybe i don’t know right at this moment, but i do know that inspite of everything i did, and everything people say about me. I dont feel bad anymore. I am not bad and right now that feels important.”

Main setting: Jenkinsville,Arkansas World War 2Conflict: Patty vs. SocietyClimax: Ruth visits Patty in the reformatory and tells her everything is going to be alright.Resolution: Patty is going to keep on trying to live a better life.Point of view: 1st personProtagonist: pattyAntagonist: Father, Mother, SocietyTone: depressing Mood: Inspirational

Theme: life goes on so never give up believe in yourself when no one else does

2 powerful passages


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