All But My Life

All But My Life

Introduction This is a study guide All But My Life is a play written by Gerda WeissmannKlein.Please click on the literary analysis category you wish to be displayed. Back and Next buttons can guide you through all the sections or you can choose to jump from section to section using the links below or the links at …

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All But My Life: theme

Cruelty and MurderThe horror unleashed by the Nazis both before and during World War II are known, or should be, to everyone. Examples can be found on virtually every page of Weissmann Klein’s memoir. The persecution, cruelty, and murder is especially abhorrent because it is perpetrated against an entire people based solely on their ethnicity. …

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All But My Life: Metaphor

Visual Motifs: Jewels, Skiing Shoes, a Raspberry JewelsThere are a number of recurring visual motifs in the memoir, all of which in their own way represent hope. The Weissmann family owned some jewels before the war, and when they are about to be parted for the last time, they take the jewels that remain—Mama had …

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