Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
When reading the text Fear, by Gary Soto, I can’t help but assume the author’s purpose or overarching theme was that our past or life experiences can affect how we act. In this stories case, a life without love, can cause terrible behavior. The plot of the story revolves around a boy that comes from a broken home, and due to such circumstances he bullies his peers. The story was a typical encounter a fifth grader would have with Frankie (boy from a broken home). The narrator says, “Some of us looked away because it was unfair.
World War I was one of the most barbaric and horrendous events that impacted world history. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich M. Remarque drives home this brutality through his main character. The theme brutality and carnage is displayed through the presence of death, violence, and the guilt the soldiers must carry within them. The soldiers were permanently scarred by the events they witnessed as death is always around them.. At the end Paul realizes that everything flashes before his eyes after all his friends had died,” I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how people are set against one another…” (Remarque, 263).
Secondly, the Mongols did not only kill those who fought in the wars, but they also ruins land that was filled with innocent men, women, children and animals. In a primary source written by a Persian historian Juvaini, in the thirteenth century describes the Mongols as being destructive and "...With one stroke a world that flowed with fertility was laid desolate...with the majority of the living now dead, their skin and bones now crumbling in dust"(Doc. 2). The Mongols would not only destroy the soldiers I the war, but they would kill their innocent families and the whole area would be destroyed for no logical purpose. Ata-Malik Juvaini the author of this article in the Book, The History of the World Conqueror stated that "they served the heads of the slain from their bodies and heaped them into piles, keeping men separated from the children" (Doc.
Under orders from Sherman, his men destroyed all sources of food and forage and left behind a starving and demoralized people (Georgia). Sherman and his men destroyed the food stores the people of Georgia had saved for the winter months, leaving a path of scorched-earth and hungry civilians. The Geneva Convention lists this as a war crime, “Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival, including willfully impeding relief supplies as provided for under the Geneva Conventions;”. The carnage and destruction left by Sherman and his men left a scar that took decades for Georgia to recover from. The willful destruction of food storages, and the following starvation of civilians are clear examples of war crimes.
They were taught combat training, how to defend themselves and fight back. They were taught that their service to Sparta was higher than their families or loved ones, and although they had no right to vote, they managed family estates while their husbands were away. Although the life seemed hard for the Spartans, I believe it was far worse for the Athens. Unlike the Spartan women, the Athenian women had no rights, and were taught only to bear children, cook for the family, and how to weave cloth. Husbands forced them to stay indoors.
Those people who had hatred against another race thought that they were more supreme. Both things had lots of people dying and lots of incidents happened because of hatred. They both had “groups” of people who tried to be more supreme and hated all other kinds of people. In the rise of Hitler it was the Nazi Party, and in To Kill a Mockingbird it was the farmers and some of the white residents. To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that expresses racism and hatred that affects people.
Savagery in Oppression Writer, George R. R. Martin once said, “There is a savage beast in every man and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.”. In every person there is a dark void in them where savageness resides and when oppression joins savagery in the void, the brutality in anyone comes out. Although oppression may cause different reactions from people, for most it can cause savagery to emerge from even the best people leading to their ultimate self- destruction by leading them to kill, lose control, and destruct. When a once happy young maiden suddenly kills her husband in his sleep, what is the source of this dramatic act of savagery? ?
The knife! Damn all of them! And the monster who invented them!” (6). She reminds the Bridegroom that his father and oldest brother both died at the hands of men who used weapons. They are things “that can cut into a man’s body!” (6), symbolizing death and destruction.
How did the SS officers not hang themselfs at night after a long days work of killing and making so many lives a living hell, after working poor elderly men to their grave. How could people do such things to other human beings baffles me. For instance, they would take all the children and babies that couldn’t work, loaded them in trucks, and dumped them into pits of fire to be burned
He has seen countless people slaughtered by war. The text, "Babes in Arms," depicts this when it states, "We walked around the village and killed everyone who came out of the huts." This is a horrific thought. This sentence is just foul and supports my thought of war traumatizing
Grimly, these “inmates of the European prison” faced not only a physical torture/murder of their bodies, but also a crushing blow to their mind, soul, and faith throughout the second war of the world. At the age of 15, Elie survived through the events that stole his life from him; only to leave him in a state of emotional duress, “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke... these moments that murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. (34)” The Nazis were as malevolent el Diablo himself; they played twisted mind games such as these, “We
After he was sent away to the concentration camps along with his father, things started to change. Elie starts to realize how this world is full of evil and cruelty and started to blame many things on his father and God. When Elie first saw the crematorium and saw that people were being burned in there he said “Never shall I forget that night... Never shall I forget those flames, which consumed my faith forever… Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live… Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust… Never shall I forget these things even if I am condemned to live as long as God himself. Never. (34)”.
A bloody civil war has erupted in Thebes. Each side is A recent attack by Polynices has left the city unconquered. Both Polynices and Eteocles have died, killed by each other. Outside the City gates, antigone tells Ismene that Creon has ordered Eteocles to be buried with full honors, while the body of Polynices is left to rot. Creon has said that any person who tries to bury Polynices will be stoned to death.
My family was not rich, but as my mother would often say, we were “one paycheck away from being poor.” My sisters and I never went to bed hungry, but I can remember on numerous nights we had to be creative with making dinner to feed our four family household. My mother often worked two and three jobs just to try and make ends meet. Women like my mother were expected to raise families entirely on their own financial resources, however inadequate. I was raised watching my mother break her back to provide for our family. Although, my home point of view was not one that ended in poverty, however, it became one of the greatest threats my family feared on a day to day