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  • Exposition 
  • Rising Action 
  • Climax
  • Sofka Skipwith has been kidnapped and thrown onto a train. She is surrounded by a couple Nazi soldiers, not knowing where she is. She suddenly feels nauseous and dizzy. That was the last think Sofka remembered, until she blacked out. 
  • Falling Action
  • bout thgosSofka found herself in a small room at night. She had nothing with her and was not prepared for what was about to happen. She thought deeply about where she was and if she would survive. She starts to cry a lot as a Nazi soldier comes and requests her to follow him. 
  • Resolution
  • The Nazi soldier leads her to what she discovers is a concentration camp. She sees lines of people and one that gets her attention is a mother who is holding a small child. It reminded her of how her grandmother used to hold her, so she decided that she was not going to let that baby and her mother die. She slowly creeps up and saves the baby, changing the way she looks at Jews. 
  • Theme
  • That night as she felt accomplished about what she had done, she fell into a deep sleep. She had a vivid dream that there was a young Jewish girl who was praying to what seemed like Life and telling Life to defeat Death. She found that it wasn't Death's fault that all of these people are dying. It was the people's choice and that was what needed to be changed immediately. 
  • Throughout that week, Sofka continued to save more and more Jews hoping to make a difference. Every night she thought about how many people she had saved from dying. However, she was still disappointed that she couldn't save all of them. She continued to understand that the small amount of people she saved is still a big impact.
  • The overall theme of the story of Sofa Skipwith is to do what you think is right and not what others tell you to do. Originally, Sofka was brought to Auschwitz, the concentration camp, because she was interned by the Nazis. However, she decided that she wants to go the route that will help more people. Therefore, many people today still thank Sofka for her sacrifice. 
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