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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?


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


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


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


It emphasizes the insignificance of events prior to Spring 1944.


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

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