The Devil's Arithmetic
Language Arts Book Talk Project #4
Aaron - He is Hannah's little brother. He whines a lot and had to do some of the rituals at the Seder dinner their family had.
Aunt Eva - She is Hannah's Aunt. She was the one who knew Chaya from long ago.
Shmuel - In the 1940's, he was to get married, and he was very nervous despite his naturally confident personality.
Gitl - In the 1940's, she was a strong woman who took care of Chaya.
This is from after she was sent to a concentration camp during the 1940's.
This is from before she was sent back in time to become known as Chaya.
The conflict was both internal and external. It was internal because Hannah was forced to adjust to her new surroundings. It was external because she had to survive in a concentration camp.
2. For a majority of the book, the setting was a concentration camp during World War 2.