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MJL Response #5 - Wyatt McCallum Professor Gealy Modern...

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Wyatt McCallum October 30, 2011 Professor Gealy Modern Jewish Literature Response Paper #5 For this response paper I read Soundless Roar by Ava Schieber. I enjoyed reading her memoir, although throughout most of the book I was filled with a sense of a pity for a woman who was never able to follow a normal path through life. It was also good to read an account from someone in hiding that was written with more objectivity than Fink’s writing so I was able to understand what Ava went through. However, Soundless Roar is definitely a deeply emotional work as Ava recounts her incredible life. In this way, Soundless Roar walks the fine line between an objective narration of a Jew in hiding and the subjective descriptions of a human being put through terrible suffering. This is what really impresses me about Ms. Schieber’s work. First off, simply reading a summary of Ava’s life would be interesting on its own, but through her novel we are able to see
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