Questions on Borowski
10 out of 10 points
Answer each question in one or more well thought out paragraphs (Blackboard
doesn't show paragraphs, unfortunately, which is not a big concern, but you can write
"New Paragraph" between yours if you wish). Minimum word count is 100 words per
question. Most scores less than full credit reflect lack of development or sloppy,
dashed off in a hurry answers.
5 out of 5 points
Why do you think the author wrote this story? Explain your answer.
To me, it comes across as a bitter and heartfelt apology. It explains what
happened and why he did what he did because he had to. It shows that
he is not without remorse. His later suicide underlines that theory. It also
seems to be for the purpose of warning others what human nature is like.
He is trying to prevent Auschwitz from happening again. Although words
are virtually inert, he is using shocking and realistic images to try to instill