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I loved The Reader, but there are some things I didn't understand about Hanna's character:

Why is she so snappish and rude to Michael at times? For instance on his birthday, as well as the fight after the time he comes to see her in the bus. She seems a little cold when Michael asks "Do you love me?", when she is in the bathtub and says yes somewhat reluctantly (I felt). Are all these things just general traits or is there some explanation?

The biggest question of all: why does she not tell Michael when she gets a new job and leaves?! She seemed to be in love with him before she left.

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