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Daniel's Story Literary Qualities

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Literary Qualities

Matas uses a number of devices to tell Daniel's story, beginning with the division of the novel into four chronologically organized sections. Secondly, she titles each section "Pictures of . . ." and then completes the section title with the specific place where the family has just been located, i.e.

Frankfurt, Lodz, Auschwitz, or Buchenwald.

Thirdly, each section opens with Daniel on a train that is going towards the family's next destination.

The story is actually told in a series of flashbacks for Daniel uses his time on each train as an opportunity to reflect upon the events that have occurred in the location he has just left. The vehicle Daniel uses to take him into the past are photographs, real and imaginary. As Daniel states on the train taking the family from their home in Frankfurt, Germany, to the ghetto in Lodz, Poland, "I bend over and pull my...

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