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Beautiful People | Friendship Edition

Well, hello lovely people. I've been all over the place this week ... working on rewriting Resist, brainstorming something wonderful with Emily Chapman, herding kittens (aka preschoolers at VBS) ... anyway, I saw that this month's edition of Beautiful People is friendship and I couldn't pass it up. I'm going to share Hans and Alex's friendship in Resist.

1. How long have they known each other, and how close are they?
Hans and Alex have known each other since 1940. In the short time they've known each other, they have become like brothers.

2. What’s their earliest memory of being best friends?
They became friends the moment they realized that their convictions were the same. In the midst of the Nazi stronghold they banned together united by the same cause. They couldn’t trust many people, but knowing they were safe to have full confidence in each other made them brothers.

3. Do they fight? How long do they typically fight for?
Occasionally. They never let it sever their friendship, though. It's usually just short, quick disagreements that they clear up. They can’t afford to hold grudges.  

4. Are their personalities similar or do they compliment each other?
They are similar in some ways. When they’re passionate about something they dive into it with all their energy. Hans can be more introspective and moody at times. Alex is relaxed and never takes things too seriously. Hans was once enthusiastic about Hitler’s promises of a new Germany. Alex was never impressed.

5. Who is the leader of their friendship (if anyone)?
I would say Hans for the most part.

6. Do they have any secrets from each other?
Not major secrets. Just little ones … Alex doesn’t know how much Hans likes Gisela, for instance. They are co-conspirators so they don’t hide things from each other.

7. How well do they know each other’s quirks and habits?
Very well. Alex never goes anywhere without his pipe and can be rather loud at times. Hans leaves piles of books all over the place, leaving no room for company to sit. He also likes to recite poetry in response to questions or in conversation.

8. What kind of things do they like to do together?
Talk over philosophical things, read poetry, play the guitar and balalaika, go to concerts, and ponder how to resist the tyranny their facing.

9. Describe each character’s fashion style (use pictures if you’d like!) How
are their styles different/similar?
They are both are required to wear Wehrmacht uniforms, but when they are allowed to wear civilian clothing, their styles differ a little. Alex dons a pipe, turtleneck sweaters, and suits. He has an English squire look about him. Hans is more relaxed in his style. He wears his hair brushed back in a wave, wears sweaters, t-shirts, and trousers. He does wear suits at times as well.

10. How would their lives be different without each other?
If they didn’t have each other, it would have taken them longer to start a resistance. The White Rose may never have been formed. The writing and ideas for the leaflets were a combined effort.

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