Lord Voldemort & Totalitarian leaders Voldemort wanted to be the greatest and most feared wizard in history, “I fashioned myself a new name, a name I knew wizards everywhere would one day fear to speak, when I became the greatest sorcerer in the world!” (Rowling 231). In order to progress further in his goal he acquired followers known as Death Eaters, who were in support of his cause. Because of such loyalty exhibited by Voldemort’s followers, one cannot deny that Voldemort had excellent leadership skills. That together with his maniacal wish of absolute power and authority which should primarily be based on fear unites him with such leaders as Mussolini, Hitler or Stalin. J. K. Rowling in one of her interviews states that clearly there …show more content…
For instance the Death Eaters who dared not to join after Voldemort was back “One too cowardly to return,... he will pay. One who I believe has left me for ever… he will be killed of course.” (Rowling GoF565) or the ones who tried to hide were hunted and killed. For example Igor Karkaroff, despite managing to hide for approximately a year, he was eventually found and killed by Death Eaters.( Rowling 103 HBP) Even though as well as Joseph Stalin for instance, Voldemort has a very strategic mind and uses the final solution only when he thinks it’s needed absolutely. He also knows the value to the people as long as he can use them with benefits to himself. We clearly see that he didn’t want to kill Snape if it was not so needed he wouldn’t do it since he believed that Snape served him well.(Deathly Hallows). After Voldemort’s fall, the wizards who were under his command, claimed that they were cursed and that was the only reason they did what they did. Very few were willing to admit that they actually shared the opinion of the person in command when they were doing the orders, it seemed way safer and more acceptable to just say that reason was fear or in case of the wizarding world- a spell of control. Similar things happened after the WWII, when Nazi soldiers and officers claimed that they were only following …show more content…
Dark Mark and the swastika are definitely similar in the message they convey- the symbols of fear, terror, unrest and death. That’s how Arthur Weasley speaks of the Dark Mark. “The terror it inspired... you have no idea, you’re too young. Just picture coming home and finding the Dark Mark hovering over your house, and knowing what you’re about to find inside... Everyone’s worst fear... the very worst." (Rowling GoF) As Nazi in the Germany that time wore swastika as a sign of belonging to the ideology and the party, the Dark Mark was physically put by Voldemort himself on the Death Eaters, marking them as followers. It was worn as medals of war by soldiers, with honor.” Only Voldemort's inner circle were branded with the Dark Mark: Greyback had not been granted this highest honor." (Rowling DH) Even though, there are differences between two symbols, like that the Dark Mark was created by Voldemort himself, the swastika is an old sign in one of multiple theories, a sign of sun, just reversed to a certain angle, the two still have a lot in common and both work as a sign of belonging to particular group, and for a long time the symbols became an embodiment of dark times, horrors, war and
Source B describes, “2. Symbolism: Names or symbols are given to those classified as ‘different’. Jews living in Nazi occupied Europe were made to wear a Star of David.” This statement emphasizes the idea that the government is making the Jewish population stand out, and they are influencing other Germans to mistreat anyone with a Star of David on their clothes. Thus, the government persuaded the population with the idea that Jewish people should be mocked and
Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Vladimir Lenin had total control of the population in Germany, Italy, and Russia. In documents B, A, and E, fear tactics are shown because Document B refers directly to Adolf Hitler. He says, “we confess that it is our purpose to prepare the German people again for the role of the hammer,” (Document B). This evidence supports the indisputable proof that Adolf Hitler used fear tactics because he knew that the Treaty of Versailles permitted Adolf to build his army. Still, Adolf claims that it is Germany's purpose to rebuild and prepare for war if one was to occur.
Symbolism in Night Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. In the book Night by Eliezer Wiesel, the narrator’s father doesn’t see a problem with wearing the yellow star on his coat because he says that “no one has died from it”, but he doesn’t know or understand that it’s a symbol for something with a hidden meaning. The yellow star made the Jews easy to identify when deporting them to the camps. A different and deeper interpretation is that the yellow star represents isolation and was intended to humiliate the Jews and mark them out for humiliation and discrimination. There are many examples of symbolism in Night.
The birthmark means mortality. It 's a symbol that everyone has flaws. It shows that even though you might not have a birthmark as a flaw, there is still something there that 's a flaw. No matter what there will never be another person exactly like you in this world, and that 's what the birthmark represents. It doesn 't even necessarily have to be an external flaw though.
“Three days later, a new decree: every Jew had to wear the yellow star”(Wiesel 11). The Germans used this particular symbol to segregate all the Jews and show that they are in control. Every person holds true to their own personality and beliefs, but once the Germans assigned a star to each Jew, they were all considered to be the same. The yellow star also symbolizes all of the labels and restrictions that that the Nazi’s established. The star was a clear marker of segregation and it emphasized the fact that the Jews had no rights to anything
This was a symbol that connected to the chimneys with the human ash in the book of Night. In Night, another symbol was the Star of David. Jews have to wear the Star of David to be clearly identified. Another symbol in the film that literally stood out was the little girl with the red coat. The film was published in black and white so the producer made that distinct.
The evidence shows that the Reign of Terror was not justified because if people don't agree with it, and don't participate, then they would get killed because they did not want to be apart of it since it was wrong. Finally, the Reign of Terror was not justified when it came to the leader electing himself. Evidence in this document A, the leader wanted to start it but many people did not agree, so he said okay I am the leader and if you don't agree you will be executed.
For instance, Elie Wiesel said, “When the three days were up, there was a new decrees: every Jew must wear the yellow star.” The following relates to symbolization because the Jews were identified and then had to wear the yellow star so the Nazis would know who they were even in broad daylight. The yellow star had to be worn at all times and where everyone could see, and since it was so easily seen, the Jews with the stars were easy targets. The Yellow Star and the Bible are similar in symbolization because anyone seen with it were on the death list of those with
During the Holocaust, the yellow star badge was assigned to the Jews during Hitler’s reign. This badge is a good example of a symbol. To Hitler and the Nazis, the yellow star symbolized that whomever wore it was a Jew. To the Jews, whomever wore this badge were to be sent to the concentration camps. They either worked there, were cremated at the crematory, or both.
The History of the Swastika The Swastika was a symbol of peace and unity, a symbol of positivity, accepted and used by a lot of religions and different people, but now it is a representation of hatred and a symbol of Hitler and the Nazi. How did the Swastika effect, not just the Germans and the Nazis, but the rest of the world? The Swastika long ago and the Swastika now are two very different symbols even though they look alike.
One symbol is the forest. It was considered the devil’s territory and symbolizes the evil within humans. When the girls were caught in the forest they presented a new evil and fear to the community. Another symbol is the doll, it can be a symbol of innocence and purity, but it can also be a symbol of witchcraft. It symbolizes witchcraft because of the transformation from good to evil.
While authors use symbols in their novels to help convey a message to their readers, people and organizations do the same in society today. Big organizations like the government try to portray their power and military strength, though sometimes they are just trying to portray a false sense of
The KKK symbol was Red,Black, and white cross. KKK’s background of the symbol was a red circle then a cross on top and a red blood drop in the middle. The blood drop in the middle is to represent a shield of protection of the white race. That 's why the KKK is interesting because they have so many cool and interesting facts about them. How their robe and color system works.
Power can have the persuasive action in undoing the moral ethics of one’s character. This can be seen throughout history, such as World War II and proven by the actions of Napoleon in the allegory, Animal Farm, by George Orwell. As Lord Acton said “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In history what was viewed as a villain, is never the same as the perception. A leader does not begin wanting to do wrong, they start with the best intentions, but power is a tricky thing.
Abuse of Power From the beginning of time until now, civilization has always felt the need to be organized under a leader. The craving of power lives in most people. Sometimes men striving for power can work their way up to a dictatorship, absolute control, by using propaganda, fear, and many other methods. In the novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Napoleon portrays similar qualities in power as Hitler.