The story takes places in post-war Germany where food was in short supply. Borchert wrote the story in The story was published for the first time in in a literature magazine called Das Karussell. Shortly after World War II in Germany, an older woman wakes up in the dark of the night and catches her husband who is eating an extra slice of their rationed bread. They don't talk about what happened and a perplexed conversation takes place.

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The Bread is a short story by Wolfgang Borchert. The story takes places in post-war Germany. Borchert wrote the story in ; the story was published for the first time in in a literature magazine called Das Karussell. Shortly after World War II in Germany, an older woman wakes up in the dark of the night and catches her husband, eating an extra slice of their rationed bread, they don't talk about what happened and a perplexed conversation takes place.

They end up with the fact that there was nothing and they both woke up because of the wind outside and the sound of the rain gutter, they go back to bed. While they are trying to sleep, she hears her husband secretly eating more bread; the next evening she prepares dinner and gives him an extra slice of her ration of bread under the pretext that in the evening she can't take the bread all that well.

They avoid eye contact, after a while; the story describes an everyday situation in post-war Germany. The detailed presentation of the events is in the tradition of the naturalism. The fact that the protagonists are not presented by name and the place is not named either, shows that the author's aim was to make the story relevant for different times and places.

Different motifs are being used in the story. The kitchen stands for a common living environment and the concealment, connected with it; as well as the plate, "to eat from the same plate" is a common metaphor for living together. In the story, the life is being threatened by the knife which the husband is using to illegitimately cut himself a slice of rationed bread.

By doing this, he puts the bond with his wife at danger; the bread which could be seen as a symbol for the self-preservative drive of the husband, is a trigger for the conflict. Another motif is the contrast between dark; this contrast has the function to connect the background of the story.

The wife realizes that she is alone. It is 2. Borchert used the same point of time in another story; the cold and the "outside" is associated with a potential dangerous environment. This is symbolized by the wind outside; the cold stands as symbol for mistrust. The window which he looks through to hide his uncertainty is a link between the outside and the inside; this moment could be seen as a turning point in the story.

After that, they go back to bed and share a place of commonality and safety though the incident needs to be "covered"; the light, a metaphor for truth, is not bearable for both of them in the kitchen. It reveals the husband's lie, at the same time it turns the situation for the better, when the wife sits down at the table under the lamp; the short story started being thematized in German schools in the s because it realistically shows the social truth of the post-war era and could be seen as a symbolization of timeless values.

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