Behind The Barbed Wire Analysis

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Throughout history, hope provokes those discriminated against to challenge for equality for all and in between. Everyone was created equal yet not everyone is treated equal through the prejudiced culture we live in. Historians study past events acknowledge these mistakes to try to reduce the chances of it happening again. However, history repeats itself and the fight for civil rights fairness is throughout history. Intolerance ignorance towards ethnic groups has lead to everlasting genocides and discrimination since the dawn of time. Yet, hope for equality has been the driving motivation throughout time even though the battles are still being fought today and will be till the end of time. Inequality between races due to prejudice propels activists journey of to eradicate in political, religion, and social aspects. Every racial slur, prejudice, and genocide fuels hope for change in the ever so continuous battle for equality.
Equality is personally defined as fair and equal opportunities free of discrimination from all. The
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The poem is written from a Czechoslovakian poet who experience the Holocaust first hand. The poem expresses the life in and outside the barbed wire enclosing the Jews at a concentration. The camp is described as “land of death” with “the omnipresent stench of burning flesh” (Dike). The camp shows the dehumanizing efforts placed on the Jews. These events are grim which might cause some to give up hope of survival. However, throughout the poem, a cherry tree is told to been seen just outside the fence. The cherry tree is symbolic of hope for the Jews to persevere through the discrimination as nature continues to bloom even in the darkest hour. The Jews strive for survival to show the world of their struggles and mistreatment as “mass graves [cannot] bury hope” they have in equality for all
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