This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen - The Supper Summary & Analysis

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Summary

In the story “The Supper,” the narrator tells the story of a cold evening when the men’s hunger is becoming worse and worse. A group of twenty Russians is brought out and lined up in front of the waiting men. Because they are communists, the men are to be punished. A young Block Elder has already told the men they will not get any supper that evening. A line of S.S. men steps forward and shoots the Russians. The following day a Muslimized Jew tells the narrator that brains are so tender they can be eaten raw.

Analysis

The men in the concentration camps are so hungry that they are reduced to cannibalism. It is almost as if the leaders in the camp are seeing how far they can push the men before they break and go against their own moral...

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