The Boy Who Dared Setting

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
This Study Guide consists of approximately 49 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Boy Who Dared.
This section contains 269 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Boy Who Dared Study Guide

The Hamburg Flats

Helmuth and his family live in Hamburg within small flats. As a child, he first lives with his mother, Mutti, and two brothers, Hans and Gerhard. Helmuth's mother remarries, and they move to a larger flat away from his grandparents. Except during his incarceration, Helmuth never lives outside of his small, Hamburg community.

School

School has a major impact on Helmuth's perspective of the world. Helmuth's experiences in school are reflective of the German society's evolution around him. As Hitler rises to power, Helmuth sees that even his school lessons take on a darker tone. There is more emphasis on love of country and sacrifice, than individuality and free-thinking. Whereas school should be something a bright student like Helmuth would thrive upon, he begins to dread going, as Nazi-themed teachings increasingly dominate class time.

Jewish Neighborhoods

The Jewish neighborhoods of Hamburg were once thriving centers of...

(read more)

This section contains 269 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Boy Who Dared Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Boy Who Dared from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook