The inner life is the central subject of many 20th-century novels, and it is a subject that is not easily brought into the movies.
Tim Spurgin-in Art of Reading course
The inner life of characters of Doerr’s novel-reveals many things about the workings of the Europe of 1940s
The inner life of characters associated with the Third Reich, was the most powerful part of Anthony Doerr’s book- All the Light We Cannot See.
However, I felt that some characters, which may have not been the main protagonists start developing a stronger voice than Werner or Marie Laure who were –at least as per the introduction of the book- the main characters.
READING BY LAKE HURON
Reading in open spaces is different.
Re-examined the dynamics of the Sergeant Major Von Rumpel- in his interaction with the museum staff in a bid to get gems. This character brought out many nuances of thinking, organization, of the Third Reich
In the end of the novel Marie Laure looks back at the France of early 1940s and the war, which was its centre, from which the rest of their life spiralled. Marie Laure cannot listen to lists of names. Soccer team rosters, citations at the end of journals, introductions at faculty meetings- always they seem to her some vestige of the prison lists that never contained her father’s name.
In Reading Journal-of last month, German society coming out of reunification was portrayed through the dialogues of two characters on Nationalism- Jack Reacher-and the German Police chief Griezman. See blog https://wp.me/p5YX3a-mb
In this book, the inner workings of Third Reich, how it affected Europe comes across powerfully through the way characters like Von Rumpel approach France, Poland, Trainings.