The Holocaust provided lessons to us on religious persecution. We now know it is wrong to discriminate against someone on their religion, and that it should not matter what religion a person is. Here are a couple religious groups that have been persecuted throughout history. Two examples are the Roma Gypsies and Jehovah’s Witnesses (Christians). The Gypsies, most like the Jews, were moved by Nazis to unusual areas, and almost the entire race of Gypsies in Eastern Europe was wiped out.
For example, the book states that the Alpha Company members “spoke bitterly about people who had found release by shooting off their own toes or fingers” (O’Brien 21). Granted O’Brien did end up serving in the war therefore not stooping to the level of cowardice
“The mob was simply angered by the deaths of the white men and proceeded to raze the town of Rosewood.” The whole white neighborhood of Sumner wanted to eradicate the town of Rosewood. Which resulted into their entire town burning into ashes. Loved ones dead and memories lost. Even though the massacre was taken into consideration in court, the jury decided that the mob that caused so many deaths was left unpunished. Upton, uses these similarities to create such a dynamic article by stating that the two town had peace between each other but ever since Fannie’s statement it was perceived to whites that they knew it was true.
Bertram Cates and Malala Yousafzai are too perfect examples of people standing alone to benefit the community. Both are challenging the education system the way it was. Many deeply hated the things that were being challenged by Cates and Malala . Though more extreme than what Bertram Cates experienced Malala relates to him because of the negative reaction and the shunning she receives from the community. One time when driving in the back of a truck a member of the Taliban came up and shot Malala.
The second example hits home when Norman Bowker kills himself due to the guilt psychological killing his will to live with the burden of him knowing he could have saved his fellow soldier, Kiowa. Both of these examples from the book show how O’Brien bluntly shows the guilt in and out of
I led my men straight into a massacre, (Example 2, imagery and inference. The strong wording of this line allows one to infer that Washington is still plagued with guilt from his past mistakes, as well a providing imagery towards the brutality of what happened and how this still effects him. This line could also be considered hyperbole, as he did not purposefully lead anyone into a known massacre, but the event seemingly did turn into one— so it would not be accurate to classify it as a hyperbole.) I witnessed their deaths firsthand. (Example 3, imagery.
By articulating that oppression is deeply grounded through the usage of the Byrd family, demonstrating the incorrectness of these concepts by showing the vengeance wrought upon the Butler family, and displaying the lengths people will go to to break out of oppression, Morrison weaves a compelling arc of literature, grounded in fact. This model of fact-based fictional characters provides for a more compelling narrative and a demonstration about race. Morrison shows the reader about the racial struggles that Milkman and his contemporaries must face during the novel, however, she parallels this fictional story of race with an equally compelling real one, giving the reader a small part the story of race in the United States. This potent mirroring reinforces her points about these pivotal themes and characters for the duration of the
Gandhi was assassinated on January 30th 1948 by a Hindu nationalist who held him guilty for favoring Pakistan and strongly opposed the doctrine of nonviolence. As I have shown you great people with foresight seldom survive to see their dreams become a reality. The death of a great leader rocks a nation and provides the fuel to stoke the embers into flames of change. Assassination may seem like a good idea when dealing with megalomaniacs and dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, etc. but as we have learned throughout history that there are always people who are more than willing to pick up where they left off and sometimes the original is the lesser of the two evils.
With the growth of society and the fast pace of everyday life, people had slowly forgotten their sympathy and ethical responsibility. In the “Can The Law Make Us Be Decent?” contributed by Jay Sterling Silver, he expresses his feeling of irritation how people goes unpunished even though they stood by to watch people dying. People should be punished for ignoring others in need of help because it’s inhumane. People should be penalized for overlooked the troubled one because they didn’t support those in need even though they have the ability to help. In the article, “If Decency Doesn’t, Law Should Make Us Samaritans” written by Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom is about the car crash of Princess Diana.
Whatever my hands have touched has come to nothing. Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust,” (Exodus.135-138). Although Antigone had to die for the cost of justice, among other casualties, her search for justice seemed to be successful. The multitude of deaths that occur during the Exodus result in Creon admitting how foolish he has been for being overly prideful and arrogant for thinking that he could outrun his cursed family’s fate. Her death made him discover that fate is a factor of life that should not be messed with.