This book is very important because it teaches the reader things they didn’t know well or proves to them that they are wrong if they believed that the Holocaust was not harmful. No one had the right to treat these people in that way and no one has the right to ban this book because this will be censorship. Night also shows the truth about the Holocaust and teaches us that this period in history should be prevented from happening
There have been many cases in history of people justifying evil to further a greater cause, whether it be good or bad. It has been as extreme as Hitler’s genocide against Jewish people believing he was helping the German people. There have been some cases in recent history such as the NSA’s spying network and the government believes they are protecting its citizens by spying them. The justification of evil is also present in the story The Possibility of Evil. People can justify their evil by claiming to protect people from others evil.
Hannah Arendt once said, “There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous”. This quote really helps to grasp the harsh reality of the world Arendt went through because it captures the essence of the fierce criticism she faced. Arendt was a thinker, but her thinking was different which led her to become the face of huge controversy not only in the local community, but among her own people. Arendt’s major focus in her book Eichmann of Jerusalem revolves around a famous concept of hers, the “banality of evil”. The “banality of evil” lies in Hannah Arendt’s belief that Eichmann was not thinking and was merely following the commands of his superior.
Bigotry may run through the American grain, but so too does resistance. We know the world we are fighting for” (277). Ahmed introduces the importance of peace in a crowd filled with hatred. People have the power to destroy hate before it transforms them into ugly and regretful individuals. In the end, it comes down to whether individuals are willing to help themselves and others control themselves under the influence of
“...monstrosity of these crimes, one owes it to the survivors and the victims not to simply say ‘a certain time has passed, it should be swept under the carpet,’ Kurt Schrimm, the special prosecutor who is leading the renewed effort to bring the Nazi criminals to justice” ( Kozlowska 5). This illustrates that it is important to not “swept under the carpet” and to remember the pain that the victims were put through. Along these lines, it is very important to prosecute the nazi war criminals in order to not forget the pain that the victims
The combination of both of these bad things will create a sense of guilt inside Ismine making her feel persuaded to help out Antigone. Also while trying to persuade Ismene Antigone tries to emphasize the harsh reality to Ismine hoping that she will then change her mind. She does this by quoting Creon when he says, “No one shall bury him. No one shall mourn for him” (190). Here Antigone uses the pathos appeal, again appealing to Ismines emotions.
Indifference is destructive and inhumane Indifference is defined by Elie Wiesel as lacking empathy or keeping silent while there is discrimination (Anthony, n.d.). He continues to say that indifference is a friend of the enemy because it benefits the aggressor and then disfavors the victims as they feel forgotten. There are two seemingly different speeches, one by Elie Wiesel a survivor of the Holocaust and another by Susan. B Anthony who spoke for women’s right, straight out a theme that the attitude of indifference is destructive and inhumane.
Morally, he believes that it would be wrong to fire Calpurnia and rid her of a job. Bob Ewell is an example of someone who isn't respectful. When Bob Ewell had met Atticus at the Post Office, he had just spat at him. Instead, he could have remained civil with Atticus, because he was just doing his job. Unlike, Mr. Ewell, Atticus remains civil in this situation.
“If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.” This quote from Anne Frank means that all the adversity that the victims in the Holocaust had to suffer will be for nothing if the actions aren’t remembered afterward. The passage from The Diary of Anne Frank and poem “Shema” use the first-person point of view to focus on difficulty, connection, and remembrance. Anne Frank and Primo Levi have similar yet contrasting points of view while developing the theme. The main idea of “Shema” is that life is full of appalling situations with which we must comprehend and remember.
If he did not feel sorry about what he did, found someone to confess his sin was absolutely unnecessary. According to The sunflower, there were some specific examples to show Karl’s repentance. For example, he said “I cannot die ... Without coming clean” (Wiesenthal 53). It indicates that Karl really sought for redemption before his final breathe.
This is highly hypocritical on her part because Tom Robinson was a contributor to their society and was a man of faith, the two things Miss Gates had just defended the Jews with. On our society today we see people who are hypocritical towards people without
In The Crucible Arthur Miller shows his theme of how the easier evil or the harder good can affect your life and others around you. Arthur Miller shows this through the example of john proctor signing the confession but then later choosing to stick to what is right and pay for the price for other people’s sins. This affects the people of the town on how anyone can be killed no matter the power and that death isn’t for sport. John Proctor is a well-known name in the town of Salem, and when he confesses to witch craft it doesn’t sit right with him. He comes to realize that “it is my name” and he only gets one during his lifetime.
If one forgives another person the effects affect different people simultaneously. It affects the one asking for it and it affects the people around you politically. Jean Amery explains, “ Politically, I do not was to hear anything of forgiveness! I believe you that, who have devoted your life to investigation the political realm of Nazi crimes, will understand my position”(108). The law of course justifies the Nazi Holocaust as rightfully wrong, with that said it requires a due process for the Nazi members to adhere for forgiveness from the law.
For america, it gave them courage and rights for the women who worked in the factories and it helped them eventually win the war. For the nazi’s did the exact opposite because it showed the murder and destruction that was caused. When you think of america you think of a great country but when you think of the nazi’s you think of war, death and destruction. The nazi’s will most likely to be forgotten to this day even though it caused terrible destruction for the jews.
When the United States Constitution was first written, it made sure that no one person could overthrow the other branches, convert to corrupt ways, and rule unjustly. The societies in Fahrenheit 451 and The Book Thief were not restricted in this way and therefore, the government figures became corrupt. The government in Fahrenheit 451 made the decision to ban all forms of media in fear of a rebellion. The governing figure in The Book Thief, Hitler, dehumanized Jews and other groups as his way of ruling. Although both of these leaders did not rule as they should, the immorality did not originate from an over-abundance of authority.