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Bernhard Schlink’s “The Reader” Quotes & Sayings

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Everyone is entitled to their opinion about the things they read or watch, or listen to, or taste, or whatever. They operate by something called law. This quote explains how their relationship roles are solidified; Hanna, the controller, bullying, and Michael, taking the line of least resistance in order to appease her and keep the relationship going, no matter what. Just get people to stop reading them. Why the hell did you think I was there? But even as I wanted to understand Hanna, failing to understand her meant betraying her all over again. But what is unconscious, unrecognized pain? I'm not frightened of anything. Danger will only increase my love.

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Professor Rohl: What are her reasons? Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. We didn't go there to learn. It may even affect the outcome, certainly the sentencing. I want to know your name. David Kross plays the younger Michael Berg whose performance was undoubtedly a very good one, maintaining his presence in not letting himself being totally overshadowed. The other students kept being horrified all over again. I never found out what Hanna did when she wasn't working and we weren't together.

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The Reader Quotes

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We were familiar with some of the testimony of prisoners, but many of them were published soon after the war and not reissued until the 1980s, and in the intervening years they disappeared from publishers' lists. And you know, when no one understands you, then no one can call you to account. It remained as alien as the language itself. Regaining my self-confidence had nothing to do with success. As the adult, Hanna should have been the one to turn down any advances he made, or to resist the attraction between them. If there's a blank of ten years in the middle of a novel, you're forced to think about what could have happened in those ten years—and to come up with all kinds of theories.

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The Reader Themes

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But the finger I pointed at her turned back to me. If people like you don't learn from what happened to people like me, then what the hell is the point of anything? Hanna Schmitz: Put them over there in the sink. Hanna quickly seduces Michael, and the two characters begin a relationship that lasts for several months. You think they do it because they're ordered to? The tectonic layers of our lives rest so tightly one on top of the other that we always come up against earlier events in later ones, not as matter that has been fully formed and pushed aside, but absolutely present and alive. Hanna Schmitz: Have you always been weak? But it was impossible to do both. Whenever she turned cold and hard, I begged her to be good to me again, to forgive me and love me. Sometimes I thought she just bullied me.

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Bernhard Schlink’s “The Reader” Quotes & Sayings

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And as you know if you've ever given a bunch a kids the same picture to color in, they're all going to do it a little bit differently. When I tried to understand it, I had the feeling I was failing to condemn it as it must be condemned. They are lined up on shelves or stacked on a table. When I had asked her about hers, and she had told me it was the twenty-first of October, she hadn't asked me when mine was. He forwards the cassette tapes, devoid of any personal communication, to Hanna in prison.

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The Reader Quotes by Bernhard Schlink

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The woman turned on the tap, washed my hand first, and then cupped both of hers and threw water in my face. I know that even if I had said goodbye to my memory of Hanna, I had not overcome it. However, his affair with her shapes the rest of his life. She did not know what she should or could have done differently, and therefore wanted to hear from the judge, who seemed to know everything, what he would have done. The directing and writing also was very key to the emotions felt in this movie. As if what she was yearning for was the warmth of my apologies, protestations, and entreaties.

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The Reader Quotes

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I dried myself with a handkerchief. I also remember that the smallest gesture of affection would bring a lump to my throat, whether it was directed at me or at someone else. The Reader Der Vorleser is a novel by German law professor and judge Bernhard Schlink, published in Germany in 1995 and in the United States in 1997. Heaven will take you back and look at you and say: Only one thing can make a soul complete, and that thing is love. He also seems to be depressed, wanting to sink into the water and never surface. There is no entitlement or faux-achievement being promoted in our house.


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The Reader Themes

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To me it was obvious that experimental literature was experimenting with the reader, and Hanna didn't need that and neither did I. How a book can have 560 pages, but in only three pages change the reader's life. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes. You may also be twelve. The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.

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Readers Quotes (340 quotes)

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Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own. Written by The Reader is one of my favorite movies from the year 2008. When I condemned it as it must be condemned, there was no room for understanding. I adopted a posture of arrogant superiority. Hanna mentally dominates Michael and controls the relationship. It will sharpen it, it will give it spice.

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