This period, on the most basic level, had uneven grounding. Central to the unrest and uneasiness and even paranoia present during this era. Following the first world war, Germany as a whole was left severely i...
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... because he valued her as a person and a woman instead of valuing only her beauty. He seems to be the one who showed her how she was supposed to be treated. He showed her her inherent value and he showed her what she had lacked in her life, and it was not stardom. It was banality. And so following her life with Green Moss, she seeks out Karl who, to her, symbolized the simple. This directly correlates to the plot that Honey summarized. Initially, Doris was so eager to become a star, to succeed, to do something. She even went to acting school when she knew she had no talent. This becomes apparent when she exclaims that she only got to say the line because she was “genuinely terrified” (Keun 33). After acting school, she went through a string of men including Gouda which led to her downfall and eventual meeting with Green Moss leading the reader to Honey’s plot summary.
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