The two critical theories studied this week, new historicism and cultural criticism, share many of the same concepts. Both theories are under the belief that history and culture are complex and that there is no way for us to fully understand these subjects because we are influenced by our subjective beliefs. Also, both theories believe that people are restricted by the limits society sets, and that people and these limits cause friction and struggle. Furthermore, both of these theories share from some of the same influences such as from the French philosopher Michel Foucault. New historicist believe that the writing of history is merely an interpretation, not an absolute fact, other than the big facts we know such as who was president at the time or who won a certain battle.
Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust and his accounts of Nazi death camps portray a dark time for moral values. Unfortunately for Jewish people in Europe, they were the target of oppression for Hitler. Society stereotypes the Jewish people just as other ethnicities. Stereotypes seem to be a common way for people to view others. Germany needed a scapegoat for all the struggles they were facing and Hitler used stereotypes to give the German people a scapegoat.
Holocaust denial and distortion are forms of antisemitism. They are generally motivated by hatred of Jews and build on the claim that the Holocaust was invented or exaggerated by Jews as part of a plot to advance Jewish interests.” (Holocaust Denial and Distortion). There are truly people who think this way and believe the Jews were just using this “fake” story to help themselves. People need to see and understand what the jews went through, because we can’t just let that slide as if it were nothing, something like this needs to be seen, no matter how gruesome. It needs to be seen and spread, until there is absolutely no denying what happened.
Having an open mind is another characteristic people turn to when contemplating what an ideal person is. It shows that one is open to new ideas, suggestions and can see the opposing side of an argument. Appreciation is given to those with this trait because it is easier to reach agreements on important matters by both sides of the argument compromising. Machiavelli, on the other hand, prefers to be in control and tells people this in The Prince. Once again, he has a pessimistic outlook on what the optimal person is.
The Nuremberg laws were a huge part of the holocaust because it did one bad thing which basically made hate legal. They did this by changing the laws so punishing the jews can be done legally. When Nuremberg laws were in place hate became more frequent. Hate was really common and a very used action used against the jews. The Nuremberg laws banned Jews from having any contact with Germans.
What theme/issue does it engage and how? This scene is important to the play because it demonstrates one common theme throughout the play; demonization of jews. In these scene, Lancelot want to quit his employment with Sherlock because he is the devil’s reincarnation. This theme also engages the issue of unhealthy relationships. Throughout the play, we see that people betray and lie to each other.
Josh Weizel Research paper on Anti-Semitism. In order to study anti-Semitism from the medieval ages to the present time we must understand the reason of hatred that comes from the human mind. Throughout history humankind has been prone to coming up scapegoats and individuals to blame for their problems of the existing society. The Jews in particular have been accused of being scapegoats all thought history. Anti-Semitism is the hatred that has existed through history that is most profound and unique.
The first evidence that supports this, is “These racist Nazi laws were among the first of many that led to the Holocaust.” The reason to use racist, is that they were stereotyping the whole group of Jews and “non- Aryan” races in germany as they say they are the cause of everything like the defeat in WW1. This is objective as it says facts are true and without opinion something would be all agreed upon that this would be racist. The second evidence is “The first was made on November 14, 1935. It defined a Jew as a person with at least one Jewish grandparent. It said that a Jew cannot be a citizen of Germany, vote or serve as a government official.” This type evidence supports that this is an objective one as objective use facts,measurable,and observable.
Jarrod Zammit William Shakespeare’s tragicomedy The Merchant of Venice highlights the flaws in and destructive potential of religious discrimination. It emphasises to its audience how religious prejudice can initiate, heighten and justify discrimination through the Christian attitude towards Jews, and shows the erroneous discriminatory stereotyping being perpetuated by powerful individuals such as the Duke. The harm of religious discrimination is conveyed through Shylock’s protestations to segregation and eventual revenge. These themes teach powerful lessons regarding religious hatred which can be applied to the prevalent modern dilemma of Muslim stereotypes. The Christian and Jewish conflict in the play demonstrates the harmful and fallacious
Question #2: Paying attention to the history of the holocaust. The jews were targeted by the German authorities because they believed the Jews were “inferior” and were a threat to the superiority of the Germans. The jews were a target that the Germans thought would be easy to persecute. There are people who we try to scapegoat today. A scapegoat is when we blame something on a person or a group of people for being an easy target like the Jews.
Although propaganda is used a lot, it was especially used during the time of the holocaust. It was used by Hitler in an attempt to belittle, and dehumanize Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, etc. In a way, it justified, and took away from the belligerent acts of the German government. It also deprived these persecuted groups of their self-worth, and dignity by demonizing, and outcasting them. Propaganda can be seen in the form of artwork, posters, television shows, movies, and anything that could be used to relay a message.
Sometimes it is best to understand the law first before obeying it. When one thinks a law is unjust, they will go out of their way to go against it and do something about it. At a certain point, one doesn’t have to act accordingly to what they don’t believe in, but they can’t do whatever pleases them. There has been many controversies involving the act of non violence civil disobedience. Although most feel like breaking an unjust law might be the best solution to what they think is right, in reality, I agree to the fact that people are afraid to face the consequences that are given after their actions.
Why racial slurs should be illegal name: Kaeden Does Racism still exist today? Racism is a long-lasting problem that affects of people. First of all I’m gonna argue about this because it needs to be argued about, do you agree? If you do read this paragraph.. If people think it 's okay to say racial swears they 're absolutely wrong, like a word like the n word is very bad.