Comparing Sobibor And The Andes Plane's Alive

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Both the Prisoners of Sobibor and the survivors of the Andes plane crash faced insurmountable odds. The people in these scenarios were stripped of their moral conscious and dehumanized. Both had gone through complete despair by seeing the death of their loved ones and having to live in horrible conditions to survive. These two groups were lucky to be alive and were unknowing given the burden of survivor 's remorse. These men and women had to go through both of those situations knowing that their friends and family were dead. But this was not enough to break them. Both groups had the willpower and spirit to break out of their, but at what cost. The similarities between the survivors in the Novel Alive and the survivors of the Sobibor death camp are the refusal to accept their fate, and the despair after the ecstasy of…show more content…
They did everything they could to stave off death and they succeeded. But, at what cost were these lives saved. After the excitement and ecstasy of surviving their near death experiences, they have to live with what they have done. The Uruguayan rugby team had eaten their friends and family to survive and the Nazi camp survivors murdered human beings and witnessed the death of their loved ones. The excitement of escaping death is matched like no other but after all of the dust settles and the excitement wears off, how do these people live with themselves. Both of these groups had made it out but now in the normal lives they will attempt to live, how do they stay sane after what they have seen. The human spirit is an incredible thing and can overcome a lot when in survival situations, but what about after the survival. These men and women were able to eat and kill other humans in what they assumed was near death because of the fear and the anxiety they had felt but now they have to deal with guilt. Even though they were in completely different scenarios, both
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