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Instead of reporting this discovery to the judges, he allowed her to keep her secret. For other uses, see The Reader disambiguation. View all 3 comments. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. If you haven’t read this book and wish to, you should stop reading now But I couldn’t help but think about Germany’s reluctant assent to shine a light on the atrocities that had been committed and compare it to how the United States has typically handled the atrocities it has committed over the years.

He became a judge at the Constitutional Court of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia in and has been a professor of public law and the philosophy of law at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany since January She is convicted and sentenced to life in prison while the other women receive only minor sentences.

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The Reader

She was afraid, she says, of the disorder that would have ensued: Michael concludes that “the pain I went through because of my love for Hanna was, in a way, the fate of my generation, a German fate. Michael’s inability to both condemn and understand springs from this. The biggest problem I had with this book was the fact that it made me feel With the passage of years there comes a clinical detachment while seeing the ones we loved and lost long ago.

But upon pushing a bit harder, it was also schlinkk that the common strand among them was that each believed he had somehow let himself down by not realising the full potential he believed he had in him. The warden, in her anger towards Michael for communicating with Hanna only by audio tapes, expresses Hanna’s disappointment.


He spends the next three months absent from school battling hepatitis. Of the latter, the most important is the book by the death-march cktitorul that constitutes the basis of the case against Hanna. I did a great deal of research into it, but I never had an objective beyond telling that story. Young Michael Berg Kate Winslet Michael, while not refuting guilt, shame, and atonement, is led to examine and dissect the complexity of inter-generational conflicts in the context of his personal experiences.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Return to Book Page. Literacy is a massive achievement and immensely important for human communication. I can’t really muster much moral outrage at statutory rape when it is set against the recent background of the Holocaust.

Moreover, the scenes between the two “lovers” how I despise that phrase! To suggest resistance against a corporate culture that is so pervasive and so domineering is ciritorul. Until the last person who survived said tragedy is dead, any author daring to touch the subject is going to get dinged a little.

It is subtle work, haunting, and bewitching, the work very few people are able to do. Franklin regards it not only as implausible, but the implication that Hanna chose the job and acted as she did because of her illiteracy appears intended to exonerate her. On Hanna though, if one would call this more holocaust literature than a legal thriller with sex in it, then criticism of the book, from people who treat it as Holocaust literature, are right to say that Schlink doesn’t come to a proper judgment of Hanna.

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It is about the coexistence of complete indifference towards the lives of many human beings and compassion for one specific individual. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I didn’t feel connected to the characters or to any part of the plot.

Michael read Hanna romances, but also books on ethics and moral. It’s a struggle, to be sure, but one that helps make The Reader one of the most impacting books I’ve yet read. When the book moves on to the second part, the tone has changed considerably. Quotes from The Reader. On the day of her release inshe commits suicide and Michael is heartbroken.


Like copulating serpents they lie and it is a futile task trying to make out where one ends and the other begins. I have been thinking about this story a great deal. I, of course, was not all that sch,ink by the citizens who wished to avoid these trials or who wanted to forget about what had happened.

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Or to keep her secret safe? The Holocaust is a difficult, though much covered, subject matter, and this novel has a sure touch and an appealing lack of judgment with it. Angela Berg Matthias Habich Years have passed, Michael is divorced and has a daughter from his brief marriage.

Editura Polirom Language: The marvelous Kate Winslet, who should be honoured for the quality of her work, with as much recognition as it is humanly possible portrays the central character of the story, a woman whose life might have been shaped by unfortunate events, mostly undisclosed to us, and some of her own genetic makeup. The Reader covers difficult and complex terrain in a way that it forces the reader to reflect and question their cittiorul position long afterwards.

Yet in terms of attracting a mass audience, something that Schlink has clearly done, this German novel with illiteracy at its heart published back in the mid’s, has been a phenomenon amongst readers. Schlink’s idea of depth is to fill a couple of pages with facile hypothetical questions that he helpfully leaves unanswered. Up until that big reveal, Hanna had not been a sympathetic nor an understandable character. It was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture.

In many ways Hanna was innocent, and yet it becomes apparent that she lived every day with terrible guilt; Michael was a victim of her actions, and yet he too is guilty by association.