Short Essay Questions Key
1. What concern does Rhoda Henry express about her daughter-in-law in a letter to her husband?
In her letter to Pug, Rhoda asks him to see if he can find out anything about Natalie, who is married to their son, Byron. Natalie has not been heard from in several days, which is worrisome, because Natalie is Jewish and Rhoda is concerned for her and her baby son, Louis.
2. Where is Natalie Henry as War and Remembrance opens?
Natalie Henry is on a ship called the Redeemer in Naples harbor with her son,Louis, and her uncle, Aaron Jastrow. The manifest says the ship is headed to Turkey, but they are actually going to Palestine in an effort to escape Jewish persecution in Europe. However, the ship is refused permission to leave the port for days. They attempt to bribe their way out but are turned back. They are then visited by a military man who studied under Natalie's uncle, Aaron Jastrow. He tells them he will provide passes and urges them to get off the ship. Aaron says he will do whatever Natalie decides.
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