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how does imaganing herself to be like kristi help annamarie deal with the soilder?

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Kirsti is a charming and vivacious child of five when the story begins. Her innocence and sense of right and wrong are so intact that she has the napve courage of youth to confront the German soldiers when they mistreat her or others. She lacks the specific knowledge that the adults in the story are privy to--that the Nazis are not interested in right and wrong or in showing compassion. But her innocence shines brilliantly against the backdrop of the German occupation, and Kirsti's character is a poignant symbol of that which the Danish Resistance is trying to protect.