Armenian Genocide Forgotten Fire Essay

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1.The author included the quote from Hitler as the epigraph because he wrote "Who does now remember the Armenians" before the question and Hitler's quote answered it. The quote answers the question because only Hitler remembered the Armenians and did the same to the Jews. My ideas didn't change after reading Forgotten Fire because I already knew the story about the Armenian Genocide.2.Vahan couldn't discuss his fear with his mother because first of all, he was too scared to say a word and he wasn't confident enough to say anything. Also he was imagining things in his mind of what might have happened to his father and maybe if he told his mother, he would burst out in tears. He didn't also want to disturb his mother because his mother was very depressed when her husband left and it seemed like her heart wasn't there. Also, her mother would have lied to him anyway and not tell him the truth for why the Turks took his father.3.The attitude of the Armenian community changed in various ways. No one knew something was going to happen to them, so once everything started; everyone began to only care about themselves. Some people just didn't want to go any longer and just wanted to be shot before getting tortured in any way. Also they were shocked of what the Turks had done and they started hating them. Every Turk they saw, they started to hate.4.The Kenderian family was a very wealthy family and lived a great Armenian life. The father had great honor in his community. Vahan greatly admires his father because he always followed his father's rules and the only way he survived was staying strong and admiring what his father told him to do step by step. The memory of his father gave him a lot of courage to survive because every time he had a hard time, he would close his eyes and imagine what his father told him and then move on.5.I was aware of the Armenian Genocide before reading the book. The only ethnic war I know of before World War 11 was the Jewish Holocaust.6.After the murder of Vahan's brothers, he had a hard time. He didn't feel like himself anymore and thought that there was no point of living any longer because he knew that the soldiers would come back and kill him also. He was in pain and couldn't stand the fact that his brothers had died, he thought everything was imaginary. After that, he stood up more and became aggravated tat he was going to survive through everything.7.After violent experiences on his journey to Constantinople, his behavior changed afterward. He witnessed many things so after a while, if he saw someone get shot or people begging for something, he did not care because it was normal to him already just because he seen it so many times. The graphic descriptions didn't disturb my reading because I knew about the Armenian Genocide before I...

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