Function Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti
Mrs. Bertholt maintains a polite sense of decorum no matter what the circumstance, but also finds polite ways to duck out of conversations, not answer questions, and avoid the men who killed her husband. She’s still upset about him being denied the dignity of a military death, because the army hanged him rather than allowed him to be shot as his position and reputation demanded. She cares a great deal about what an almost perfect stranger things of her, and offers to let Judge Dan search the possessions she was taking from his house (it used to be hers), as well as insists that she and her husband knew nothing about the atrocities happening in the camps, at least not to that enormous of a degree. She has no reason to want him to think well of her, yet concerns herself with it regardless. She believes in doing what’s best for Germany, and wants to “forget what happened” so the nation can heal. Mrs. Bertholt often mentions her own experiences, references to her house, her husband, and her life before the war, how it was, as she filters everything through her own personal lens of experience. She tells the judge he should not just focus on the horrible things about her beloved city, but also visit the beautiful opera houses and tour the portions of the city not destroyed by bombs. She easily admits to the hateful feeling she had toward all Americans after her husband’s “legal murder,” and that she has had to work hard to process them. She becomes friends with Dan and shows him around town, but also holds on hard to the memory of her husband, keeping up his painting in order to remember him, and she cannot let herself release him just yet, even to say farewell to Dan. She devotes a lot of her time and energy to doing good things for the community and the restoration of normality now that the war has ended.
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She keeps her cool at all times, and doesn’t want to give anyone the wrong impression. Mrs. Bertholt is polite, deferential, and aware of how she’s coming across; when she meets someone she hates in a public place, she excuses herself and hurries away rather than cause a scene. She grieves for her husband in private. She abides by most of the social rules of the world around her, including being polite and deferential to the judge. Mrs. Bertholt cares how he sees her and goes out of her way to make him understand that neither she nor her husband are responsible for the awful things he saw in the video; she wants him to know her husband was unfairly tried and sentenced, and she hated the manner of his death, because it wasn’t becoming to a man of his station – it was one final humiliation that she cannot forgive. Mrs. Bertholt spends all her free time chairing committees and putting on public events, as part of her contribution to society; she leaves Dan free tickets at the door to musical performances, and tries to introduce him to the nicer things her home has to offer, to take the bad taste of the trial out of his mouth.