In an ever-changing world, never has a war been so innovatively brutal as the First World War. One can speak of dehumanization, animalization and desensitization, evoking images of pain, terror and deadening. In his novel All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque melancholically, yet beautifully, depicts the absolute horrors of war and the way this gruesomeness affected the common soldier, analyzing both the psychological and the physical aspects, and assessing the ultimate ramification on its often-innocent victims. Through means of his pivotal narrator Paul Baümer, how effective was Remarque’s novel as a critique and debunking of World War I actually? The most obvious predominant theme of All Quiet on the Western Front is of course the incessant brutality of modern warfare, which the reader can experience in every single chapter.
In the years of the Holocaust, darkness shadowed the Jewish people. They were forced to be ripped apart from their families, they were starved to the point of death, and they were overall dehumanized. These traumatizing events inspired Elie Wiesel to write his memoir, Night, which caused him to give a detailed record of the horrors of humanity that he endured. This also played a part in his speech “The Perils of Indifference”. Unfortunately, the world is not filled with light.
Compare the tragedy for the characters in both "The Last Night" and "Refugee Blues." Comparing the tragedy in the main characters and their fear of death in both "the Last Night" and "Refugee Blues" both of these extracts are about believing in something which the Nazis don 't believe in and, because of this being chased around and being punished for it. The lament "Refugee Blues" was written by W.H. Auden, in this lament she talked about how a Jew and his wife had to try and survive the abuses. It tells us how all Jews were forced to run away from home and then abused by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
C.Aseltine Comp. 1, P.4 PR: % Four Perfect Pebbles I read the book, Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story written by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan, who was forced to undergo the terrible conditions of Hitler’s reign. In our culture racism isn’t something new. There are constant reports on the news and even in our everyday lives that remind us of what it looks like to be racist and the outcomes of a person’s hate for an opposite race or religion. That is exactly how it was when Hitler slowly came to power in Germany and began to take over.
Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel, Les Miserable resonated with overtly and covertly in the Holocaust. This thesis helps college-level students to comprehend the cruel behavior place for the people in the Holocaust period. Les Miserables emerged from a network of the cultural and social significance to understand the political viewpoint. The novel has important aspects which involving the setting, violence, identity, hiding, hunger, memory, and social justice. “Jean Valjean’s flashback sequences, using a grainy, high-contrast and washed out image to denote Valjean’s harsh prison labor” (Carr, 5).
The Holocaust; probably one of the most brutal and horrifying genocides in the history of politics. It was the dark secret of Germany during World War II, As a result, the defeat of the Nazi’s sparked a huge newcomming, and with it, the formation of the United Nations. But that is not the main concern here. The events and documents that we have found about the Holocaust still horrify us today. Documentations such as the book Night by Elie Wiesel and the story of the White Rose show us how brutaly a person can treat one another, and the exents powerful people can go to in order to hold their power.
Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan recounts the event of the Partition of India, which happened in 1947. Set in a fictional village of Mano Majra, the novel aims to depict the cultural and political clash between the Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims and, by following the development of the characters, unveil the moral of humanity. Throughout the novel, Singh portrays the experience of conflict that each character, including Juggut Singh, Iqbal Singh, and Hukum Chand, has to deal with. Based on the characters’ development, Singh’s goal is to present the idea that love always conquers the power of violence and ethnic antagonism. Singh starts off with a description of the Partition and of Mano Majra, a habitat for Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims.
From an oppressor to an oppressed, the transferring of power is always accompanied with sorrow and shock. Under the background of post-apartheid South Africa, Lurie, the protagonist in J. M. Coetzee’s novel Disgrace, is one of the typical cases which experience this transferring. From his perspective of adjusting into new South Africa, the intensified race corruption and culture contradiction is shown; meanwhile, one can also explore the historical periods and identities of the colonial South Africa by inferring how those contradictions were formed. South Africa’s race contradiction can trace back to the apartheid policies. Apartheid was abolished in 1948, put segregation in public facilities, social resources, employment opportunities, and so on upon people in South Africa.
Wilfred Owen, most famous for his war poetry, used his work to expose the horrors of war and the disastrous results that come from it, as seen in his most famous pieces – ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’,’ Anthem for Doomed Youth’ and ‘Exposure’. Owen’s preface states, “Above all I am not concerned with poetry”. This means it is not the poetry alone that is important to Owen, but the message he is trying to portray and emphasise. Owen more than anything wanted to reveal the truths of war hidden behind false propaganda and was able to achieve this though his poetic capabilities. Owen through his poetry was able to captivate his reader and create visual imagery to heighten the messages he wanted to convey, allowing us comprehend and understand the true horrors occurring on the front.
Caste-based politics is also crucial in India; caste-based prejudice and the unwillingness system continue to be major issues that are keenly debated. Many of Ahmadabad’s buildings were put on fire by Hindu and Muslim mobs during the 2002 Gujarat aggression which the novelist has portrays. There are people of our country who cannot come out of their social boundaries. For instance, in the Godhra incident of the novel Bittoo Mama is fixed in avenging the death of his own son and other Hindus. The name of Chetan Bhagat is highly admired in the territory of English literature.