Beneath a Scarlet Sky


Mark Sullivan

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The Scarlet Sky

The scarlet sky symbolizes the oppressive nature of living under Nazism. Despite appearing in the title of the book, the phrase “the scarlet, threatening sky” only appears once in the novel itself. In the first…

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Gray Men

Gray men are a symbol of the dehumanization many people suffered under the Nazi war machine. Pino first spots the gray men while leaving Milan for Casa Alpina. He describes them as “hordes of vacant-eyed…

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