Oxford Literature Companions: Der Vorleser

Oxford Literature Companions: Der Vorleser

By René Koglbauer, Janine Turner
US$ 11.99
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Book Description

Get to grips with set texts and be fully prepared for the AS/A Level exam with the Modern Languages Oxford Literature Companions. The Companions are written by experienced lecturers, teachers and examiners and provide comprehensive coverage of characters, themes, plot, language and context with activities in German to consolidate your knowledge of the text. There are also extensive sections on exam preparation and response planning, with a bank of annotated sample
answers and practice questions. This guide covers Der Vorleser by Bernhard Schlink. Modern Languages Oxford Literature Companions are also available for selected French and Spanish set texts.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of Bernhard Schlink
    • Age of consent (‘Schutzalter’)
    • National Socialism
    • The Nuremberg trials
    • Concentration camps
  • Characters
    • Main characters
    • Michael Berg
    • Hanna Schmitz
    • Minor characters
    • Character map
  • Language
    • Narrative voice
    • Summative introductory sentences
    • Direct speech
    • Rhetorical questions
    • Metaphor
    • Symbolism
  • Themes
    • Illiteracy
    • Guilt
  • Skills and Practice
    • Before you start
    • Writing your response
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Answers
  • Back Cover