Author's Ideas or Themes List (Despite violence, kindness still exists…
Author's Ideas or Themes List
Unwarranted disdain / discrimination from adults. Setting an example?
Kami of Pascal p169 No just as a younger brother but because he's half Hutu. Why tolerant of Jean-Baptiste?
Father Michel of Pascal at confession "I'm sure we're going to have a lot to get through." p136
RTLM cockroaches: p157
Bus patrons include all sorts of people p126
Miss Uwazuba's marriage
Mother and father
Despite violence, kindness still exists.
Jolts arrive yet Ingabire 'deals' with them.
Jolts kill Iggy but Nadine stays beside her.
Jolts kill those on the street, yet Pascal tries to protect his sister from the sight.
Henri's father is involved in the killing spree, yet he warns Pascal.
The power of assumptions
practice what you preach - avoid being a hypocrite p 51
Father Michel's sermons do not match his actions.
Do right - fear nothing
Pascal: steal, lie
Father Oscar: Says one thing but does another
difference as strength
Born right p74
faith given to Father Michel
Resistance is futile
Our experiences age us - growing up fast. Children as adults.
Pascal at age 11 protects his sister
Pascal is orphaned
Pascal saw the most horrific sights. Not discussed for 5 years.