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Divided we stand, united we fall : exploring Berlin at reunification

This thesis analyzes East and West Berlin society before and shortly after the Wende, the social changes that occurred after the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification. This is best depicted in the stories The Wall Jumper. The Lives of Others and Good Bye Lenin!. These stories about German society illustrate the attitudes of East and West Berliners in their respective societies by showing good and bad aspects of democracy and socialism.

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