Basement Essays

Chapter Summaries_ Characters

Characters: Bruno, mother, father, Maria, Gretel, Lars What & Why:  When nine-year-old Bruno comes home from school one day, he is surprised to find the maid, Maria, packing up all his belongings. He tries to remember if he has done anything “particularly naughty” in the past few days that would warrant him being sent away as a punishment. He asks his mother, “a tall woman with long red hair that she bundle[s] into a sort of net behind her…

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Scary Places

Over the course of my life, I have encountered many eerie locations that have given me the chills. Despite all those fearful situations, only three places have ever successfully handicapped my lungs from providing oxygen to my heart. I could not begin to predict the events that would occur when I decided to visit a jail hostel, a cemetery, or a cellar. Until these visits, I have never been frozen from head to toe, unable to conduct a move. My…

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