Essay On Schindler's List

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“Schindler’s list” directed by Steven Spielberg is one of the most powerful movies of all time. It presents the indelible true story of Oskar Schindler, a dynamic character who becomes an unlikely saviour of more than 1100 Jews. At the start, Schindler appears to be a German businessman who becomes interested in exploiting warfare. He uses the war to his gain by exploiting cheap Jewish labour to run his enamelware factory in Poland during WW2 with dreams of earning “steamer trunks” full of money. However, after he realizes that it is up to him to save hundreds of people working in his factory, he and his accountant, Stern, made a list of up to 1,100 Jewish worker names to protect them from Nazi brutality and relocates them to Czechoslovakia Therefore, Schindler was very influential during the Holocaust. At the beginning of the movie, audience sees Schindler as someone who knows how to socialise and make connections with other people, also someone who is really concern of the materialistic world. When the film begins,
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When selecting a secretory for his business, it is very obvious that his requirements of secretory is a young and beautiful women. However, Schindler could not decide for one secretory, he ends up picking most of them. This shows how Schindler is a playboy. Schindler also often sleep with random woman even though he is married. So because of Schindler’s licentious behavior, his wife, Emilie Schindler left him simply because he cannot promise to be faithful to her. Therefore, at the start of the movie, Schindler is an unlikely hero more concern with philandering and money grubbing than morality. However, his motive is never completely clear. Although, it is obvious in the film that Schindler simply could not sit by and watch people he knew to be sent to death. His metamorphosis from a man of indifference to one of compassion takes place gradually over a number of
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