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The Last of the Just - Study Guide Chapter 4, the Just Man of the Flies, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, the Just Man of the Flies, Part 1 Summary

Ernie's family is on their way to the synagogue when Benjamin hears the song of the Nazis. The Levy family separates with Ernie and Joshua going together. Ernie protects Joshua emotionally saying he can remove his Jewish looking hat and Ernie will stand in for Joshua with God. When the Levys all meet at the synagogue, Moritz has a turn at being a guard during services, and Ernie suddenly decides to stay with his older brother.

Chapter 4, the Just Man of the Flies, Part 1 Analysis

The years before the beginning of World War II have reached Stillenstadt. Nazi patrols roam the streets; signs have appeared in some of the windows saying, "No dogs or Jews," and even children as young as Ernie know that their world is changing. The journey alone, without an...

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