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Questions After Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List
1. Provide a definition of the ‘belly of the whale’ or ‘inner cave’ as it relates to Oskar
Schindler’s transformational journey.
2. How is the line, “it’s not that kind of kiss” significant to his character transformation?
3. Why would Schindler kiss a Jewish girl on his birthday in front of a group of Nazi
4. How is the sexualization of Helen Hirsch as a ‘temptress’ or Jezebel figure significant?
5. What is the significance of ‘breaking glass’ at a Jewish wedding celebration?
6. What is significant about Speilberg’s use of parallel editing to simultaneously show the
‘breaking of glass’ at the wedding and Goeth’s slapping of his maid, Helen?