The Shawl

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Rosa, Stella, and Magda are the main characters in the short story “The Shawl.” Rosa is the mother of Stella and Magda. But Magda is different then her mother and sister. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was of the Aryan race. The short story took place in a concentration camp. It does not say where exactly but from context clues you realize the kind of situation they are in. Two out of the three characters are starving and they rarely get any food. But when they do get food, Rosa hands it right to Magda. Rosa carries Magda in a shawl. It is where Magda is the most comfortable and she cannot be seen. No one knows that Magda exists. Being that Magda is wrapped in a shawl, she gets to feed off of her mother’s breasts. But eventually Rosa’s breasts stop producing milk. It crossed Rosa’s mind several times to give away her daughter Magda to a random on the street. But Rosa was terrified of getting killed so she never did so. The shawl that carried Magda was magical. When Rosa ran out of breast milk, Magda began to suck on the corner of the shawl. It kept Magda feed for three days and three nights. Stella wanted to eat her little sister because she was very jealous of her. She was so hungry she did not think it would be wrong of her. Stella stole Magda’s shawl from her. Magda has not said a word since Rosa stopped producing milk. But she finally said something when she was looking for her mom when she wondered off. Rosa took the shawl back from Stella and went to go find Magda to show her that she got her shawl back. Rosa held the shawl up in the air and began waving it. But she saw Magda being held up, getting smaller and smaller in the distance. She realized a concentration camp leader had her daughter and was taking her away to kill her. When she realized her daughter was dead she was torn if she should walk towards her daughter’s dead body or stay where she…...

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