Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"Ladies and Gentlemen, To the Gas Chamber"

The tone of the narrator in this story is very point-blank and matter of fact when describing the actions within the internment camps. The tone seems to set a feeling that detaches him from any set of morals or standards that are commonplace in normal societies. However, from this story we realize these internment camps come nowhere close to fitting any sort of mold for normalcy in society, "The whole camp went about naked. True we had already passed through the delousing process and received our clothing back from the tanks filled witha dilution of cyclone in water which so excellently poisoned lice in clothing and people in gas chambers..." The tone the narrator uses in this story perfectly highlights the general lack of care and humanity in the actions between prisoners and guards.

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