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Managing with Resourcefulness In To Vanquish the Dragon Pearl Benisch vanquishes her dragon through her resourcefulness There are 3 different times Pearl was resourceful in To Vanquish the Dragon One is where she helped save her best friend from the cruel and appalling prisons of the Nazis They held her friend hostage and tortured her for the information regarding the whereabouts of her father It bothered Pearl so much that she decided to take matters into her own hands to help her friend With the German that she knew and learned in school she helped save her friend She went to go to meet with Handke the chief of Devisenstelle and spoke to him in her finest German to advocate for her friends release She used her imagination to make up a story about why her friend didnt know the whereabouts of her father He doesnt provide for his wife and children But you are a just man you wouldnt want an innocent girl to suffer for her cruel uncaring father She also used flattery to help change his mind Later on her friend was released with the name of Pearl mentioned Another time Pearl was resourceful was when she helped several men escape from an institution where the Germans confined the men She along with her friends decided to save them by claiming them as relatives I went home with two men One was my older brother the other was my father Here she acted very resourcefully she saved two completely strange men then took them home and fed them That was something that takes a lot of great courage In addition she acted resourceful when she was in Plashow and had to sew five jackets per day If she sewed six as a reward she would receive half a loaf of bread Since she did not want to have to work on Shabbos she would sew not six but seven
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