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November 04, 2005

Kindertransport

Evelyn: You were the ratcatcher. Those were his eyes, his face...
Helga: You hung me out of the window by my ears and broke my soul into shreds.
Evelyn: You threw me into the sea with all your baggage on my shoulders.

Evelyn and her mother do not have a great relationship at the end of the play. Evelyn blames her mother for everything that has ever happened to her. She also believes that since she sent her away to a far place that she was indeed the ratcatcher. She doesnt forgive her for what she did. Helga though believes she was doing what was best for her daughter. She was saving her life by sending her away and Evelyn doesnt understand that. Helga's heart and soul was broken when her daughter gave up on her and her father. I think that she is also mad about how she changed her name, birth date and religion. But Evelyn felt that she had to do it because her mom sent her away with all this baggage of problems that she just had to start a new life with no worries or troubles.

Posted by Denamarie at November 4, 2005 05:47 PM

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I think that all of the tension in their relationship is a result of Eveyln not understanding what her mother was trying to do. Helga thought it was best to send her away, and Evelyn doesn't understand that.

Posted by: Andy LoNigro at November 28, 2005 10:31 AM

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