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Nature Of Evil In Schindler's List

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The nature of evil is a central point within the texts Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg, The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, by Ursula Le Guin, and The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson. These four texts pose the question whether or not being passive in the face of an evil that one could do something against is as evil as the original act, or how it sizes up to the original act of evil. These four texts all have examples of passivity in the face of evil, such as the Allies in WWII ignoring the Holocaust, or The Village going along with the tradition of stoning people for good crops, along with several more. All four texts show us how humans can “stick their heads in the sand” just to avoid culpability in exchange for human beings’ quality of life.

In Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg, the act of passivity against a preventable evil that spielberg portrays the Allies, and general populace, ignoring the fact that the Holocaust was happening. The symbolism of “the girl in
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The child is the price for having an apparent utopian society. They are left in a broom closet in their own excrement with a meager diet which makes them malnourished and small. Le Guin has done this to convince the audience about the price for happiness and luxury. The child in this text is similar to the Girl in Red in Schindler’s List in regards to how the pain and suffering they had gone through could’ve been stopped by a proactive party.However in this text, the ones who walk away from Omelas are the ones who have seen the child and walk from the city gates over the horizon of the world. These ones who walk away are still in part guilty of not helping the child, though at least they are not reaping the crops of a human being’s
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