The Question and Answer section for Life is Beautiful is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This story is set against a backdrop of WW2 and Nazi concentration camps so there is a lot of brutality to go around. Dora, for example, goes to the women's camp, where she hears stories about the children being slaughtered and fears for the...
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Love is the most important thing to Guido. Guido tries to share joy wherever he is, even in the camps. Eventually Guido eventually sacrifices his life to save his son.