Meeting/Marrying AnjaSumarry:Vladek's cousin introduces him to Anja, they later get married.
Type of event: This is a turning point becuase before this he lived by himself, now he lives with his wife and her family. Now he can't only take care of himself.
Relation to theme: This relates to the theme of family becuase now he has a larger family and has to take care of them.
WWIISummary: Vladek got a draft notice in the mail. He had to fight in the war.
Type of event: It is a character development event because he kills someone.
How it relates to the theme: He has to leave his family to protect them and the rest of the country. He learns he has to do things he hasn't done to protect his family.
Richieu (1st son) diesSummary: Instead of going to the gas chambers, Anja's older sister poisons herself and the children, including Richieu.
Type of event: This is a negative character development event. Their family member died, and it is their child. Death isn't good.
How it relates to the theme: It relates because they have lost a close family member and they have to cope with it
AuschwitzSummary: Vladek and Anja are taken to Auschwitz and are sperated.
Type of event: This is a turning point event. Their life is now changed. Every moment is a life or death situation.
This relates to the theme: This relates to the theme because they have to take care of each other to survive.
LiberatedSummary: Vladek and Anja have been freed from a concentration camp.
Type of event: This is a turning point event. They can now live their lives in peace.
Relation to the theme: Being set free, they can now spend time with family and settle down and live like a family.