Short Essay Answer Key
1. What does the narrator's mother assume he would do at the end of Chapter 1, after the narrator is diagnosed with hepatitis?
The mother assumes the narrator would use his pocket money to buy flowers and thank the woman who rescued him on the street.
2. Describe the building on Bahnhofstrasse.
The apartment building is tall with four floors, dominating the whole row. It appears to be a grand building in which grand people lived.
3. Describe the Frau Schmitz's apartment.
The largest room contains a stove and sink, tub and boiler, a table, two chairs, a kitchen cabinet, wardrobe, and couch. The only light comes through panes in the door leading out to the balcony. The apartment has a small living room with a dresser, table, chairs, and a coal stove, and a small, windowless bathroom.
4. Why is the narrator unable to take...
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