Levi: The Importance Of Humanity Of Levi

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Charles’ actions and qualities are symbolic of the notion and importance of humanity, helping Levi transition from a prisoner mindset to the mindset of a free man, therefore acting as a transitionary guide between oppression and freedom. The 10 days described in chapter 17, represent the rehabilitation period that Levi experienced before his emancipation at the fall of Auschwitz. For Levi, this chapter emphasises not only the importance of the last ten days and the importance of man but the importance of Charles as his saviour. For Charles, these actions are normal and expected, having only arrived a week earlier he maintains his humanity, still acting in the same way the men are meant to act. However, for Levi and the other prisoners, these
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