Social injustices have been an apparent theme throughout history for many years. Anti-Semitism and Racial discrimination are just two of the many examples of social injustices that have been exhibited in our society. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, both novels share the theme of Social Injustice. Narrated by Death, The Book Thief follows nine-year old Liesel Meminger during World War two in Germany. Liesel and her family are on their way to Molching when Liesel’s younger brother Werner dies on the train ride there.
A young jewish girl who is taught the importance of the Holocaust. When she is transported to Poland in 1942, where she is sent to a Natzi consentration camp. After opening the door for the profit Eleigha at her Grandparents Seder. The movie, The Devil's Arithmetic, directed by Donna Deitch and released 1999. The images it shows makes us really feel the hardships of what they faced in the concentration camps.
History.com.) She died in the concentration camps at the age of fifteen. The typical problems for a fifteen year is figuring out what career they want to pursue or what college they want to go, not wondering if today is going to be the day they die in a gas chamber or wondering if their family members are still alive. Anne Frank and her family are important to history because of the reason for them needing to go into hiding, the dangers, and of what ended up happening with their lives. Anne Frank lived in Germany with her parents, Otto and Edith Frank, and her sister, Margot.
Celia Garth was written in a third person limited point of view where the author told the story through the perspective of Celia Garth. Third person limited point of view helped retell history because readers were told the thoughts and feelings of Celia about the Tories, the British, and the war. By knowing the thoughts of Celia, readers could have made generalizations about how colonists in Charleston and rebels in South Carolina felt about the war and about the British. An example was when the author said “But now that she (Celia) saw them they became men, men who wanted to destroy the town she lived in and everything she had to live for. The lump under her ribs began to get hot” (Bristow 119-120).
The point of view switches between Xavier, who tells about his time at war with his deceased friend Elijah, and Niska, Xavier’s aunt and a windigo killer, who tells about her life and Xavier’s childhood. Xavier and Elijah were together at a residential school before Niska broke the two of them out and raised them on her own before they went off to serve in the war. The historical drama Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden explores both metaphorical and literal journeys and reveals how they heal and change people. The author uses these physical and metaphorical journeys to show the healing of Xavier’s addiction, the changes in Elijah’s character, Xavier’s psychological healing and Niska’s journey to understanding. These journeys help the reader to understand the transformation and healing process the characters go through.
The wide use of sympathy in Senders book helps create the poignant tone. The main character, Riva Minska, and her brothers, Laibele, Moishele, and Motele are all only in their teen years when the Holocaust happens in Germany. Their mother was deported because the Nazis
Miep Gies: The Secret Annex Survivor The Frank family is a family known for their period of hiding during the Holocaust: A mass extermination of jews run by Adolf Hitler. During that time of hiding, a woman named Miep Gies brought them supplies and other information about what was going on outside of the hiding place. Anne wrote a lot about her in her diary which was later published after the war ended and because of her support during that time, Miep Gies is remembered as one of the most important women in history. However, it is questioned whether or not Miep Gies’s portrayal is identified correctly by the authors Richard Goldstein from the New York Times, Elie Wiesel from Time Magazine, and Harry Smith from CBS News. These three authors portrayal of Miep Gies is fair and accurate because they use Gies’s words and correctly portray her feelings and experiences with Anne Frank and her family.
(Hook) On July 6, 1942, the Frank family was forced to go into hiding in a secret annex after their oldest daughter, Margot, receives a letter to work at a concentration camp. (Bridge) Their youngest daughter, Anne, is an aspiring writer who has recently received a journal for her birthday on June 29, 1942, not even a month prior to her disappearance from society. (FS1) Anne Frank and her family were Jewish, living in a time period where it was illegal to be of that ethnicity and religion. (FS2) Anne decides to use her journal to document all of the events of the Annex, and what it was like to be an undercover Jew in such a dark period in history. (FS3) (Thesis) In the Diary of Anne Frank, author Anne Frank reveals to the reader that (I) all
The 2013 film The Book Thief directed by Brian Percival is based Markus Zusak’s 2005 novel. The film, set during World War II in Germany, follows the story of 11-year-old Liesel Memminger. Liesel’s mother is forced to give up Liesel for adoption because she is a Communist and Liesel then goes to live with her adoptive parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann in Molching, Germany. On the train ride to her new parents’ house, Liesel’s younger brother Werner passes away. This is when we become aware of the narrator of the film, who is Death.
Liberation After Death: Akhmatova’s Shifting Tone in “Requiem” Written between 1935 and 1940, Anna Akhmatova’s “Requiem” follows a grieving mother as she endures the Great Purge. Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union’s General Secretary, unabatedly pursued eliminating dissenters and, consequently, accused or killed hundreds of thousands who allegedly perpetrated political transgressions (“Repression and Terror: Kirov Murder and Purges”). Despite the fifteen-year censorship, Akhmatova avoided physical persecution, though she saw her son jailed for seventeen months (Bailey 324). The first-person speaker in “Requiem,” assumed to be Akhmatova due to the speaker’s identical experience of crying aloud “for seventeen months” (Section 5, Line 1), changes her sentiments towards deaths as reflected in the poem’s tone shifts. Akhmatova’s melancholic diction initially reveals her sorrow, but the tone transitions to serious and introspective when she uses allusions to religious martyrdom and imagery of fixed objects.