The Hiding Place

What is The Hiding Place talking about?

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The hiding place appears as a constant image of safety in periods of duress. When Father reads the verse from Psalm 119:114, “Thou art my shield and my hiding place,” to his young children, he does not know how important the words will become. Adding to the physical sense of a hiding place, Corrie and the Underground build a secret cupboard in the Beje, which provides a safe haven for many Jews against the terror of the Nazis. Later in Scheviningen, Corrie understands the power of an emotional and spiritual hiding place, when she sees the ants disappear from her prison cell into concealment and protection. Although the symbol of the hiding place has roots in reality, its metaphorical significance almost outweighs the physical location.