History Literature / TheDevilsArithmetic

19th Aug '16 4:09:21 PM Angeldeb82
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* AdaptedOut: Rivka's brother Wolf in the film. He is replaced with her mother Mina, who doubles as a CompositeCharacter of Hannah's aunt and uncle.

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* AdaptedOut: Rivka's brother Wolf Wolfe in the film. He is replaced with her mother Mina, who doubles as a CompositeCharacter of Hannah's aunt and uncle.



* DeathByAdaptation: A borderline example. In both [[spoiler: Hannah sacrifices herself and goes to the gas chambers in Rivka's place]]. In the novel it is only implied as [[spoiler: Hannah realizes as she walks into the gas chambers that she is walking back through the apartment door in the future]]. The film however actually shows it happening, complete with a shot of [[spoiler: Hannah's body.]]
* FanDisservice: Twice. First when the women are ordered to strip to their underwear when they enter the camp. Secondly when [[spoiler: they are about to be gassed.]]

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* DeathByAdaptation: A borderline example. In both [[spoiler: Hannah sacrifices herself and goes to the gas chambers in Rivka's place]]. In the novel it is only implied as [[spoiler: Hannah realizes as she walks into the gas chambers that she is walking back through the apartment door in the future]]. The film however actually shows it happening, complete with a shot of [[spoiler: Hannah's body.]]
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* FanDisservice: Twice. First when the women are ordered to strip to their underwear when they enter the camp. Secondly when [[spoiler: they are about to be gassed.]]gassed]].



* StableTimeLoop: In both the book and the movie, although the movie makes it more explicit

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* StableTimeLoop: In both the book and the movie, although the movie makes it more explicitexplicit.



* TranslationConvention: In the book, Hannah realizes she is neither speaking nor hearing English but instead that she now understands Yiddish as if it were English. In the movie dialogue that presumably be in either Yiddish or German is rendered in English, as are prayers which presumably would be primarily spoken in Hebrew (although there are some prayers that are left untranslated, most notably the rabbi screaming out the Mourner's Kaddish with a distinct Ashkenazi accent)

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* TranslationConvention: In the book, Hannah realizes she is neither speaking nor hearing English but instead that she now understands Yiddish as if it were English. In the movie the dialogue that would presumably be in either Yiddish or German is rendered in English, as are prayers which presumably would be primarily spoken in Hebrew (although there are some prayers that are left untranslated, most notably the rabbi screaming out the Mourner's Kaddish with a distinct Ashkenazi accent)accent).



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8th Jul '16 3:31:42 PM reconditarmonia
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** Hannah's little brother Aaron is also adapted out, and with him, one of the original major plot points: when the camp is inspected, young children must disappear or be killed, so they hide in the garbage heap or ''midden.'' This gives Hannah a brief flashback of her little brother hiding Passover ''afikomen'' in the bathroom laundry hamper.

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** Hannah's little brother Aaron is also adapted out, and with him, one of the original major plot points: when the camp is inspected, young children must disappear or be killed, so they hide in the garbage heap or ''midden.'' midden. This gives Hannah a brief flashback of her little brother hiding Passover ''afikomen'' in the bathroom laundry hamper.



** Played fairly straight with one child in the book. Hannah carries Leye's baby into the ''midden'' during a camp inspection, saving her from the gas. The book's epilogue tells us Leye and her baby, "a solemn three-year-old," had survived.

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** Played fairly straight with one child in the book. Hannah carries Leye's baby into the ''midden'' midden during a camp inspection, saving her from the gas. The book's epilogue tells us Leye and her baby, "a solemn three-year-old," had survived.
12th Mar '16 12:07:05 AM aye_amber
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!!!Tropes used by the novel:

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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with Hannah knowing the outcome about the escape attempt. [[spoiler: The men don't listen to her and end up getting hanged]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with Hannah knowing the outcome about the escape attempt. [[spoiler: The men don't listen to her and end up getting hanged]].hanged.]]



* DeathByAdaptation: A borderline example. In both [[spoiler: Hannah sacrifices herself and goes to the gas chambers in Rivka's place]]. In the novel it is only implied as [[spoiler: Hannah realizes as she walks into the gas chambers that she is walking back through the apartment door in the future]]. The film however actually shows it happening, complete with a shot of [[spoiler: Hannah's body]].
* FanDisservice: Twice. First when the women are ordered to strip to their underwear when they enter the camp. Secondly when [[spoiler: they are about to be gassed]].

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* DeathByAdaptation: A borderline example. In both [[spoiler: Hannah sacrifices herself and goes to the gas chambers in Rivka's place]]. In the novel it is only implied as [[spoiler: Hannah realizes as she walks into the gas chambers that she is walking back through the apartment door in the future]]. The film however actually shows it happening, complete with a shot of [[spoiler: Hannah's body]].
body.]]
* FanDisservice: Twice. First when the women are ordered to strip to their underwear when they enter the camp. Secondly when [[spoiler: they are about to be gassed]].gassed.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: Chaya [[spoiler:who Hannah has been reincarnated as]] saves Rivka this way.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Chaya [[spoiler:who [[spoiler: who Hannah has been reincarnated as]] saves Rivka this way.



* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted completely. The Rabbi's young children are killed early on and 11-year-old Sarah is gassed at the end, to say nothing of the literal baby born at the camp who is carried off with her mother to presumably be killed]].

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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted completely. The Rabbi's young children are killed early on and 11-year-old Sarah is gassed at the end, to say nothing of the literal baby born at the camp who is carried off with her mother to presumably be killed]].killed.]]
20th Feb '16 6:11:07 PM PurpleWarrior13
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It was made into an {{Anvilicious}} movie starring Kirsten Dunst in 1999.

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It was made into an {{Anvilicious}} movie starring Kirsten Dunst Creator/KirstenDunst and Creator/BrittanyMurphy in 1999.
29th Jul '15 3:45:11 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* FoodPorn: In-universe, in the book and movie. The book shows Hannah and her friend Shifre discussing favorite foods while working in the camp. Hannah has a brief flash of memory and attempts to describe pizza, but gets upset because she can't. In the movie, Hannah actually does describe pizza to the entire women's barrack. They don't know what it is, but Hannah's expression and tone reveal she is experiencing true food-based nostalgia.


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**As the book draws to a close, Hannah's camp memories begin fading, and her old life comes into sharper focus.
29th Jan '15 10:50:18 AM EnglishGuruLady
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**Played fairly straight with one child in the book. Hannah carries Leye's baby into the ''midden'' during a camp inspection, saving her from the gas. The book's epilogue tells us Leye and her baby, "a solemn three-year-old," had survived.
29th Jan '15 10:48:04 AM EnglishGuruLady
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**A female guard is heard very briefly during the scene where Hannah and the other women must change into camp clothes, but it's not the same one as in the book.
**Hannah's little brother Aaron is also adapted out, and with him, one of the original major plot points: when the camp is inspected, young children must disappear or be killed, so they hide in the garbage heap or ''midden.'' This gives Hannah a brief flashback of her little brother hiding Passover ''afikomen'' in the bathroom laundry hamper.
8th Jul '14 4:01:21 PM EnglishGuruLady
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**Several minor characters as well, such as Rachel, Esther, and Shifre, who Hannah meets at the wedding, and the female camp guard.


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**Also, Hannah when trying to tell anybody that she's from the future and thus knows what the Nazis are up to.
22nd Jun '14 8:10:44 PM HersheleOstropoler
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* TranslationConvention: In the book, Hannah realizes she is neither speaking nor hearing English but instead that she now understands Yiddish as if it were English. In the movie dialogue that presumably be in either Yiddish or German is rendered in English, as are prayers which presumably would be spoken in Hebrew (although there are some prayers that are left in Hebrew, most notably the rabbi screaming out the Mourner's Kaddish with a distinct Ashkenazi accent)

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* TranslationConvention: In the book, Hannah realizes she is neither speaking nor hearing English but instead that she now understands Yiddish as if it were English. In the movie dialogue that presumably be in either Yiddish or German is rendered in English, as are prayers which presumably would be primarily spoken in Hebrew (although there are some prayers that are left in Hebrew, untranslated, most notably the rabbi screaming out the Mourner's Kaddish with a distinct Ashkenazi accent)
10th Apr '14 1:53:14 PM Wrangler0Rourke
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* FakeNationality: In the film, American Brittany Murphy and British Daniel Brockelbank as Polish Jews.
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