Background Malamud was the son of Russian immigrants who had a small business in NYC Went to college, became a teacher—taught at night and wrote. “Armistice”. By. Bernard Malamud. p. Background. Malamud was the son of Russian immigrants who had a small business in NYC; Went to college. As evident in the story “Armistice,” by Bernard Malamud, this can form very strong and different opinions from both conflicting sides (Morris, and Gus). Morris.

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This is a big difference in opinion and causes the main conflict between Gus and Morris. Hi there, would you like to get such a paper? He grew uneasy when he thought of Gus. To use this website, you must agree to our Privacy Policyincluding cookie policy. They told him that the war had nothing to do with America and that he was taking it too seriously.

A feeling of shame and nausea overcame him. He rose and climbed out onto a ledge overlooking the lighted city of Paris. Develop Convoys- large group of merchant ships traveling together a Escorted by fast allied.

What great cause has died? Suddenly he felt proud and he said, “They deserved to lose, the way they starved the German people. Some of the others made him the object of their ridicule outside the store. Feedback Privacy Policy Feedback. Source Skills What does the source tell us….

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In speechless terror, he lay on the ground before his burning house, waiting to die. He did not reveal armisttice feelings directly because he considered his business first. He began to cry. The French, on the sidewalks, were overpowered with fear. The Germans took Paris and pushed on toward the west and south. He put his arm around the boy and kissed him again and again.


Lastly, the Armistice is symbolic of both conflicts. Why feel sorry for them? Gus was careless in arithmetic, which often caused trouble.

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The boy, seeing the harmful effect of the war on his father’s health, had begun to plead with him not to listen to armistic many news broadcasts, and Morris pacified him by pretending that he no longer thought of the war. The dark was soft with gray.

Gus sat up straight at the wheel, his face grim. Long lines trudged forever with their bundles on their shoulders. The moonlight fell on his sloping shoulders, then moved into the darkness. He crushed his cigarette in the ashtray and got into bed. Morris crawled into bed and began to dream again.

He took fifty cents from the till and left for school. The door opened softly, and Leonard looked into the room.

Leonard came into the store and heard the loud voices. He was deeply impressed by the Panzer divisions, and when he read accounts of battles in which they tore through the enemy’s lines, his mind glowed with excitement.

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Auth with social network: Occasionally he repaired a hole in the screen door or fixed the plug for the electric slicing machine. The night was cool.


He’s a skinny kid. This example of anti-Semitism is disheartening to observe and learn about. As it was, he poked fun at the grocer for mxlamud the French to win. It was always like that with the Jews. After the death of Morris’s wife four years ago, Gus stayed longer than usual and joined Morris in a cup of coffee. At three o’clock, when Morris was slicing small potatoes for potato salad, Gus strode into the store and swung his basket onto the table. Morris shut off the radio.

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He knew that if he relaxed the picture would fade. Gus paused, seeing that he had gone too far. Suddenly Gus was there. The day was warm and Morris was tired. Thirty years later Morris, a widower who owned a small grocery and delicatessen store in a Scandinavian neighborhood in Brooklyn, could recall the scene of the pogrom with the twisting fright that he had felt at fifteen. An age-old weariness filled him. The armistice was signed. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Once Morris mentioned a five-dollar prize that Leonard had won in mathematics and Gus said, “You better watch out, Morris.

Although malamyd the years we have grown more intelligent, etc.