Devil's Arithmetic Analysis

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How did Rivka become so strong willed? What was her advice for survival? Rivka became so strong willed because of everything she has been through. I know this because on pages 112 and 113, in Devil’s Arithmetic, Jane Yolen wrote, “I have been here a year, and in that time my mother and my sisters, my father and brother have gone there. She pointed to the “far smokestack.” Because Rivka is so strong-willed, she shares her advice on survival with the girls. Rivka’s advice for survival was to know when to fight and when not, know who to talk to and who to avoid, never stand next to someone with the letter G on their arm because they don’t understand Yiddish well, and listen to people with lower numbers on their arms. I know this because on pages 114 and 115, in Devil’s Arithmetic, Jane Yolen wrote, “To know when to fight and when not to. To know who to talk to and who to avoid. Never stand next to someone with a G in their number. She is Greek and Greeks do not speak Yiddish and do not understand German, Rivka said. See my number of adobe. It is lower than …show more content…
Hannah was glad to have the routine and work assigned to her in the camp because as long as she knew what to expect, she wasn't frightened. I know this because on page 125, in Devil’s Arithmetic, Jane Yolen wrote, “Still, Hannah was glad of the routine. As long as she knew what to expect, she wasn’t frightened.” Hannah is glad with her work in the camp because she got to eat extra scraps of food. I know this because on page 125 of Devil’s Arithmetic, Jane Yolen wrote, “But it was not without its rewards. Occasionally they were able to scrape out an extra bit of food to the bottom.” All things considered, Hannah is glad with her routine and the work she is assigned in the camp because as long as she knows what to expect, she won’t be frightened. Also, if work allows Hannah to get extra food, she will be glad with her work at the