Dr Korczak's Example

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  • Created on: 15-05-13 14:46
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  • Dr Korczak's Example
    • Plot Line
      • city was  under Nazi occupation and the jewish population had been hearded into a ghetto
      • Adzio has been living on the streets, when he is caught for stealing
      • Dr Korczak saves him from execution by taking him into his orphanage
      • He is taught the rules by Stephanie, but cant see the point in them as he thinks they will die anyway
      • at the end of the play Dr Korzak and the orphans are taken away to a death camp.
        • Adzio and Stephanie, however,escape
    • Main characters
      • Dr Korczak
        • Loved by the children in his care, respected by both the jewish community and the Nazis for his work
      • Adzio
        • streetwise, a fighter and survivor
      • Stephanie
        • has faith in Dr korczak and his ideas, but her beliefs are shaken by Adzio's brutally realistic view of the situation
    • Major themes
      • the play presents an argument
      • Adzio's philosophy is to fight violence with violence and survive at any cost.
      • Dr korczak's belief that evil must be resisted by setting an exampleof rationaland humane behaviour.
      • although Dr Korczak was murdered by the Nazis, his principles have lived on
      • the fictitious characters of Adzio and Stephanie may have escaped the transport to the death camp,
        • but weather or not they survived the Holocaust is left unknown
    • other characters in the play, such as soldiers and orphans, could be played by actors, though in the original production they were presented by simple puppets
  • Adzio and Stephanie, however,escape
  • Adzio's philosophy is to fight violence with violence and survive at any cost.
  • the fictitious characters of Adzio and Stephanie may have escaped the transport to the death camp,
    • but weather or not they survived the Holocaust is left unknown

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