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Chapter Four ends with two scenes of hangings. After the first, the hanging of a tall, strong boy accused of stealing, Elie notes that "the soup tasted better than ever." After the second hanging of two men and the young boy, the "soup tasted of corpses."

Choose the two answers that explain this difference.


In the first hanging, Elie is hungry and the soup tastes better because supper was delayed.


In the first hanging, Elie, although "upset," feels glad to be alive after being forced to look at the dead man's face.


The fact that three people are killed in the second hanging makes the soup taste like death.


In the second hanging, the hanging is completed by three SS, rather than the Lagerkapo.


In the second hanging, the distress of the young boy who takes a long time to die seems to point to the absence of God.

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