Martin Niemoller express on his poem the situations of many ethnics or groups during the Nazi’s rule in almost all Europe. On his poem shows the different kinds of groups that were enemies of Hitler such as the communists were he mentioned the first in the poem . Then the social democrats, trade unionists , Jews and finally him. This poem has some relations with the allegory “Terrible Things”. First , the Little Rabbit can be represented by Martin Niemoller, the creatures as HItler’s enemies, and the Terrible Things as the nazis.
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror, was made in 1922 at the height of German Expressionism, and while not a pure example of Expressionist film the way The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is, it still distorts reality to convey the inner experience of its subjects. Nosferatu takes place in a nightmarish world which seems to come from the deep-rooted psyche of the German mind between the two world wars. Nosferatu is unmistakably based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but to get around the copyright issues, names, characters and the setting are changed, as is the ending. However, this did not stop Stoker’s estate from suing the film company for copyright infringement, leading to the court order that all prints be destroyed. The film only survives from the copies of prints that were sent outside of Germany.
Albert Camus’ The Plague is a classic novel about human suffering from an epidemic. This novel can be interpreted in three ways – the literal, the allegorical and the metaphysical. On a literal level, The Plague can be read as a novel about a small town, Oran, in Algeria, that gets struck by an epidemic of The Plague, and how the townsfolk deal with the repercussions of the infection. Interpreting the novel on a metaphysical level – was the plague evil? This would be answered by seeing the plague as “evil” in the world, and how those struggle towards overcoming this evil known.
Similar to Hans in The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, he too helped harbor a Jewish man named Max in their basement. Mark Zusak, in The Book Thief, uses similes, situational irony, and symbolism to demonstrate the human trait of standing up for what they believe in. Through his similes, Zusak exemplifies the tendency of humans to stand up for what they believe in. Amazing and thrilling describes the exact opposite of life in Munich, Germany. The streets consisted of slumped over people trying to get past the struggles of war, and hundreds of Jewish people making their way to the atrocious concentration camp, Dachau.
Minute after minute. Shower after shower.” This is a quote from Death, the narrator of The Book Thief talking about the countless amount of Jewish people who died at the hands of the Nazi Regime in Germany during the Second World War. Zusak uses Death as the narrator to show how dire the situation was for any Jew or anybody who attempted to help them. This is effective as a technique because death has a sense of
The Nazi’s were treating Jews terribly. They would imprison them in concentration camps, that did not have adequate sanitation or fair regulations. When the United States and the Soviet Union were going to invade Germany, some of the concentration camps were found. This gave the Allies motivation to continue fighting in war. The Allies saw the innocent prisoners and how
As stated before, propaganda is used to manipulate people in order to get them to act a certain way, and in the case of World War II, it was used for anti-Semitism purposes. Anti-Semitism was, and still is, the term used to describe the belief in hostile treatment towards Jews just because they are Jews. This term was introduced by Wilhelm Marr to designate anti-Jewish campaigns back in 1879, and it resurfaced when Hitler took over Germany. Adolf Hitler believed, as stated in his book “Mein Kampf”, that Jews were
He used the close-up shots to show us how sad the Mad Hater’s face was when his town got blown up by the Queen of Hearts. In another one of his films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Burton uses a similar effect, when Willy Wonka was asked about his father and we got to see the pain on his face as he was telling the story about his sad childhood. But, not only does Tim Burton use close-up shots, he uses non- diegetic
This book focuses on the Jews of Sighet because that is where the author Elie is from, the book entails the horrendous story of one jew and his father out of six million Jews. Cruelty is directly related to this book as a whole because it is basically what the Holocaust is about, Nazi’s and Germans mistreating Jewish people because they were
The Nazi regime was fuelled by propaganda, fear and intolerance. Limits on Jews were continuously getting worse, eventually going as far as to put the Jewish people into labour camps and death camps (such as Auschwitz) leading to the unique terrible conditions under which this novel operates. This adds tension to the story as the conflict between the Jews and the Nazis builds. This conflict is interesting as the hatred directed towards Jews was nonsensical and uninformed, it was a way for Hitler to unify Germany by directing hatred towards minorities. The setting causes drama between characters as shown through