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Syntax and Time Periods

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The first 6 pages of the novel present an overview of three years: Elie's studies with Moishe in 1941, Moishe's return from deportation at the end of 1942, and the return to normal routine in 1943.

The next two sections begin with all-capitalized fragments ("SPRING 1944" and "ANGUISH") as the narrative moves to more specific detail.

What is the primary effect of this shift?

A

It emphasizes the Jewish villagers' growing awareness of the danger.

B

It establishes the importance of Jewish traditions in Elie's life.

C

It sets up a contrast between the illusion of safety and the coming danger.

D

It emphasizes the insignificance of events prior to Spring 1944.

E

It establishes that the Jewish community was often living in fear from 1941-1943.