Writing Prompts - Matilda Steinberg Goodfriend

Prompt 1

Listen to Matilda’s reply when she was asked if she felt a sense of betrayal by her neighbors. After listening to her film, write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how the central idea of betrayal and loss is developed over the course of the film, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details. Cite strong and specific evidence from the film to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

Please watch the film of Matilda Goodfriend. Write an essay that compares and contrasts her childhood experiences with other survivor stories from the Holocaust. Be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from all sources to support your argument.