1. What emotion did Eva have when she heard the Polish National Anthem as her ship left for Canada?
Eva felt the emotion of nostalgia with tonalities of sadness and longing. She knew that she would feel this same feeling many times in the future and so it was laced with a deep sadness.
2. What did Eva feel that she was being exiled from as she left Poland?
Eva felt that she was being exiled from paradise, even though her life in Poland was hardly paradise. It was the only life she had ever known and it was sunlit with childhood memories, giving it a golden hue.
3. For Eva's parents, what extra meaning did her birth have?
Eva's birth symbolized a new beginning, with the war behind them. They wanted to begin again and to live a full life. Eva's birth was symbolic of a new happiness.
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