Summer of My German Soldier Analysis
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Patty is also an outcast as hers is the only Jewish family in the neighborhood. Her unlikely and illicit friendship with Freddy Dowd is founded on their mutual lack of status. It is also evident that Patty does not conform to the role prescribed for her. As a girl, she is expected to dress in a feminine way and is supposed to enjoy taking care of her appearance. Instead, she prefers to read the dictionary as she attempts to learn the meaning of all words. Because she refuses to conform to the stereotype of femininity, she is secluded from her sister and mother and other potential female friends. As the first-person narrator, Patty only gives glimpses of her father, Harry Bergen.
Summer of My German Soldier
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. We are thankful for their contributions and encourage you to make your own. This novel depicts a search for truth and identity. Because the German soldier is a prisoner, trapped in a community where he does not actually belong, our protagonist finds a companion in him.