Navigator Heritage Series: Breath Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
The use of character development and the use of foreshadowing in written works are explored in Breath, the story of the Pied Piper of Hamlin in medieval Germany. The author presents an explanation for the events of June 26, 1284, through the eyes of Salz, a young boy afflicted with cystic fibrosis. The town of Hamlin is infested with rats, and the animals and people are getting sick and dying. Salz tries to figure out why the people are getting sick by applying logical thinking strategies he is learning from his education with Pater Frederick. At the same time, he is beginning to struggle with some of the pagan beliefs and practices of a coven to which he and his grandmother belong.