Thursday, April 17, 2008

gas chamber

The tone of this short story was rather surprising to me. I initially thought that the tone would be much more negative, but it struck me as being somewhat detached. I only say this because of the way the daily events are described throughout the story and the lack of feeling that is shown in reaction to them. I would attribute this "detachment" to the concentration camp prisoners' reactions to life as prisoners of war who are facing imminent death. It seems they are all desensitized to everyday life in attempt to feel no pain or sorrow.

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