Short Essay Answer Key
1. Describe Oskar Schindler's physical appearance.
Tall and dignified-looking, with a cigarette dangling from one corner of his mouth. He walks with the air of authority, yet is clearly a man who can relax his authority enough to enjoy life to its fullest.
2. Describe how the dinner party contrasts with the season Keneally describes in the book's Prologue.
The dinner party is sumptuous, with several courses served, and many of the male participants are overweight. In contrast, the winter is bare and harsh, the cold, dead season the complete opposite of the warmth and light inside the villa. Most of the Jewish prisoners, of course, are outside, while the German occupiers are inside.
3. What does Keneally's initial description of Oskar Schindler tell you about the man?
Oskar Schindler is tall and thin, somewhat elegant looking. He's married, but has two mistresses. He enjoys the...
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