The Reader

The Reader

The building on Bahnhofstrasse is the wide, balconied building not far from Michael’s street. The site of their affair and Hanna’s home, the building can be seen as a metaphor for Hanna herself…

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Eight years into Hanna’s term in prison, Michael makes a series of cassette tapes of himself reading books aloud to her. The tapes are, in a way, a resurrection of their previous relationship, as…

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When Michael visits the Jewish woman to give her Hanna’s money, she tells him the story of how someone at the concentration camps had stolen her tea tin, which was full of her childhood…

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