Short Essay Questions Key
1. What information is given about Gerda in Chapter 73?
Gerda Fischel is the daughter of Leo and Klementine Fischel. She is twenty-three years old, and engaged to be married to Hans Sepp. She seems as though she might not always heed the advice of her elders.
2. What do Ulrich and Gerda's parents talk about in Chapter 73?
Ulrich meets with Gerda's parents in Chapter 73 and they discuss the concept of anti-Semitism. Klementine doesn't like it, but her reaction is not passionate. Leo, however, reacts to the issue in a highly emotional fashion. They also discuss Gerda's fiance, Hans Sepp, and Ulrich asks them matter-of-factly if they feel that he has much of a future.
3. What is Ulrich and Gerda's relationship like as explained in Chapter 74?
Ulrich and Gerda have a rather strained relationship. They are very close friends, and have never had a romantic relationship, but their closeness has led them to appear as an awkward couple who have fallen out of love, rather than as two people who had never fallen in love to begin with.
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