The Berlin Boxing Club Analysis

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In the book The Berlin Boxing Club, by Robert Sharenow, Karl Stern is a Jewish kid in Germany in 1937. Though he isn’t religious throughout the book he gets beat up, disqualified from boxing, and almost killed because of his religion. Karl tended to get beaten up by the bullies known as the wolf pack a lot. Karl’s biggest fear was getting into a fight. He is scared of getting pushed around by other kids at school. On page 139 before the boxing tournament he tells Greta (his girlfriend) that he fights “to prove to himself that he isn’t afraid of getting pushed around by kids”. In addition, he lied to his parents by saying he fell down the stairs when he really got beaten up by the wolf pack for being Jewish. Karl faced his fear in the 1937

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