Essay Comparing Diary Of Anne Frank And Shema By Primo Levi

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“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. Primo Levi firmly believes that it is critical to never forget the hardship of our ancestors and to pass that remembrance onto our youth. Anne stays true to her morals and thinks that even if you suffer from not physically being a part of the outside world, you can still connect and find peace in nature and with those around you.
Both The Diary of Anne Frank and “Shema” highlight hardship in unique ways. In The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne tells Peter, “We’re not the only people that’ve had to suffer. There’ve
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Anne hopes that she lives on through her diary and everything that happened to her is remembered. Writing the diary is an act of remembrance. According to the text, “So, dear Diary, that means I must leave you behind. Good-bye for awhile. P.S. Please, please, Miep, or Mr. Kraler, or anyone else. If you should find this diary, will you please keep it safe for me, because someday I hope…” Primo Levi hopes that what happened during the Holocaust is remembered. The theme of “Shema” is that we should commiserate and commemorate the agony and anguish of the past so history won’t repeat itself. As a result, the purpose of The Diary of Anne Frank and “Shema” is so every generation will remember the
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