Analysis Of Humanity In David Benioff's 'City Of Thieves'

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According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, humanity can be describes as “the quality or state of being humane” (in other words being kind to others) or “the quality or state of being human.” In David Benioff’s novel City of Thieves, both definitions can can be used when discussing the loss of humanity. From the cannibals in the marketplace to the young women in the farmhouse and the German soldiers, there are many examples of how people may lose their humanity during stressful times, especially during times of war. Lev is faced with many challenges throughout his journey where his humanity and the humanity of others is tested. When in a war ravaged, desperate atmosphere humanity can be an extremely tough thing for people to hold
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