A memoir and a documentary are both ways to convey and expose the events of the Holocaust and their severity. The nonfiction memoir genre is important to the Holocaust because it gives individualized information about one person, the memoir allows the reader to have their own emotions, and the reader can empathize with the author. First, a memoir gives personal, individualized information about the author. In the memoir Night, author Elie Wiesel gives the reader personal information about what happened to him during the Holocaust and his stay at concentration camps. For example, Elie tells readers about the last time he saw his mother and sister.
Oedipus wanted to find out why he his city and to solved that riddle he had to find out who murdered Laius. Oedipus was told that a stranger killed Laius but he had doubt because a part of him believe that he was the reason for the tragic death of Laius. He accepted the stranger story because Lauis dying at his hands would have major consequences. To save his city from ruin, Oedipus learned that he must exiled the man who killed Laius. One of the prophets tell Oedipus that the killer is brother and father to his own children.
The narratives are haunting and powerfully inventive narratives steeped in Orthodox life and custom and Jewish history. However, the narratives find their best expression in the openness of spirit. It is the openness of spirit, which Nathan uses to portray the concept that through doubt one can find a way to faith. In despair, the narratives see a chance for increasing wisdom and a chance at deepening understanding. Nathan Englander paints a picture of a group of Polish Jews heading for a concentration camp in Auschwitz and in a deft pull has them turn into acrobats sidestepping the caprices of the Nazi regime.
Emily Brontë 's Wuthering Heights features a character hyper-focused on retaliating against everyone who has ever wronged him. Stuck in a vicious cycle oriented around vengeance, Heathcliff perpetuates his own suffering by inflicting his woes upon his targets, especially Hareton. Incapable of letting his late brother 's past transgressions go, Heathcliff remains steadfast in his mindset to make Hindley suffer. However, as his brother is no longer alive, he settles for vitiating Hareton, taking great pleasure as he does so. Due to the atrocities Heathcliff experienced at the hands of Hindley, he feels the need to punish his nephew in retaliation for the offences of the boy 's father.Consequently, Heathcliff follows in Hindley 's footsteps, further prolonging his own sorrow as his need for retribution continues to soar.
When the identity of the horseman was revealed, my first reaction was surprised because I realize that Druse kills his own father and I understood why every kinds of war are destructive for family relationships. I realize also the significance of the duty for a soldier because if Druse didn’t kill his father, he can be considered as a criminal. 9. What do you think the author’s messages are concerning “duty”, “family” and “war”? in this short story, the author would like to denounce firstly the war and the conditions of leaving that known soldiers.
They would never be willing to change their stand, and their plans were all laid; they had stigmatized me as a madman. In future when I was eaten, not only would there be no trouble, but people would probably be grateful to them. When our tenant spoke of the villagers eating a bad character, it was exactly the same device. This is their old trick.” In the last entry of the diary, he still grasps on the hope that in the future, cannibalism could be eradicated from society despite his failure in trying to convince his brother and the other villagers. He also knows that he could do nothing as of his present condition to change the way they
He calls you his father.” (42). Even though Okonkwo is told not to come and Ikemefuna is like a son to him, he still decides to go with the Umuofians to kill Ikemefuna. In the scene where Ikemefuna is killed, Achebe writes, “He [Okonkwo] heard Ikemefuna cry, ‘My father they have killed me!” as he ran towards him. Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being weak” (45).
For some, spiritual resistance made them get through the nightmare they were living and made them feel as if they were normal human beings again even with Nazis trying to belittle them in every way. “... spiritual resistance may refer to the refusal to have one’s spirit broken in the midst of the most horrible degradation… schools and classes were organized inside the ghettos… Jews also engaged in a variety of cultural activities… Jews prayed and held ceremonies in secret” (“Spiritual”). Nazis prohibited ghetto residents to do anything that consisted of them being who they are. Through all the hardships and abuse, Jews were able to keep a little piece of themselves in secret to help them through the horror. Overall, the “undesirables” never gave up and stood for their survival as individuals and as a whole.
Holocaust Survivor, Simon Wiesenthal says, “Today the world demands that we forgive and forget the heinous crimes committed against us. It urges that we draw a line, and close the account as if nothing had ever happened” (Wiesenthal 97). However, they can forgive whenever they like, but they can't never forget what happened to. Simon later second-guessed himself on not forgiving Karl, a Nazi. He had a choice and he picked not to forgive Karl, but he was not sure if that was the right thing to do.
This makes the reader rethink the pro-war propaganda spread by corruption to reinforce that as a patriot of your nation, you should be willing to give your life in a fight you had nothing to do with - how the deaths of many young men effects those back home who sometimes weren’t even aware that their loved ones had died not in a blaze of glory, but painfully and without recognition (Oh wow look, more use of context! Who’d’a thunk it?). The reader can feel the anger gently seething through the bared teeth in words that elicit empathy, while pointing out the sorrow - the only thing aside from death that a war guarantees. Most forms of art/expression are created with some emotion or meaning behind them - context adds to the understanding of this. The short poem has a rather sombre tone and is best read with the pace that the grammar implies, the drawing out of sentences and the rhetorical questions makes one think and bring their own interpretation and meaning to the poem - which is one of the main things artists aim to achieve, empathy through context.