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  • Date Submitted: 08/09/2010 12:24 PM
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Specific Examples of Kindness, Cruelty, Selfishness, and Unselfishness
As you read, write down passages that demonstrate kindness, cruelty, a character acting for the good of himself, or a character acting for the good of another and include the page number of the passage. Use the chart below for this purpose. For each characteristic, you should list for examples for each one.

| Kindness | Cruelty | Selfishness | Unselfishness |
Eliezer | “My father told me: you mustn’t eat all at once. Tomorrow is another day. But seeing that his advice had come too late, and that there was nothing left of my ration, he didn’t even start his own.”Page 44. | “Don't be deluded. Hitler has made it clear that he will annihilate all Jews before the clock strikes twelve. I exploded:What do you care what he said? Would you want us to consider him a prophet?”Page 80. | “I gave him what was left of my soup. But my heart was heavy. I was aware that I was doing it grudgingly…”Page 107. | “I fell behind a little, at the rear of the column. I didn't notice. That's all I know. Where can I find him? Perhaps you've seen him somewhere? No, Rabbi Eliahu, I haven't seen him…”Page 91. |
Eliezer’s Dad | “Don't give in! My father tried to encourage him. You must resist! Don't lose faith in yourself! But Meir Katz only groaned in response:I can't go on, Shlomo! ... I can't help it... I can't go on... My father took his arm. And Meir Katz, the strong one, the sturdiest of us all, began to cry.”Page 102. | “Let’s hope we won’t regret it, Eliezer…”Page 82. | “I saw my father running in my direction. Suddenly, I was afraid. What is happening?He was out of breath, hardly able to open his mouth.Me too, me too... They told me too to stay in the camp.They had recorded his number without his noticing.”Page 74. | “Here, take this knife, he said. I won't need it anymore. You may find it useful. Also take this spoon. Don't sell it. Quickly! Go ahead, take what I'm giving you…”Page 75. |
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