Essay Topic 1
The Germans do not want the prisoners to contract typhus, which is evident by their warnings and "delousing" sessions. Why, then, aren't prisoners given soap, towels or water on a regular basis for showering? Explain the discrepancy between the prisoners' living conditions and the German's need for them to avoid lice.
Essay Topic 2
During the morning drill of "Caps on! Caps off!", Vacek has the men repeat the drill dozens of times. What is the meaning behind this seemingly senseless drill for Vacek? Explain why Vacek has the men continually repeat the drill.
Essay Topic 3
Part 1 - What are the reactions to the lawyer from Sered complaining to Schlage?
Part 2 - Explain the reactions and possible feelings amongst the prisoners.
Part 3 - Delve into how Schlage reacts to the man.
Part 4 - Express Vacek's feelings when Schlage orders him to kill the man.
Essay Topic 4
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