The line shows how fear makes people act controversially, out of the ordinary.
How is this associated with World War II?
- The war made people afraid.
- Fear stimulated irrationality.
- Irrationality made people see each other as enemies.
- People started attacking each other as a way to lessen fear and apprehension.
Jeanne recognizes that she and her brother were attacked because the children are apprehensive and nervous about the threats that are terrorizing them.
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