Oskar Schindler's List: A Brilliant Film

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“The list is an absolute good,” Stern tells Schindler “The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf.” Schindler’s List is a brilliant film about a tragic event in history. Schindler’s List does not, however, create an accurate depiction of what it was really like in Europe (Germany and Poland) during the time of the Holocaust. However, Schindler’s List did follow the novel that it's based on well. Schindler's List also appealed to ethos, logos, and pathos to create something beautiful out of something ugly. Schindler’s List is a story based on a novel that is written from the accounts of the Jewish people who worked for Oskar Schindler. Throughout the film, we watch as Oskar Schindler changes from a man who only cares about money…show more content…
According to an article posted to Weebly.com comparing Schindler’s List to the novel, Spielberg’s film is “… organized differently from the way the novel is organized and some main impacts from the character of the film and the character from the novel are different,” (Weebly.com). Despite Spielberg's film and the book being organized differently, and having the main impacts of Oskar Schindler differ from the film to the novel, the film still follows the same chronological order as the book and the same main points. For example, Spielberg's film and the book are both about a semi-successful businessman who saved 1,200 Jews from the gas chambers by putting their names on a list of people who were meant to work in his…show more content…
Schindler’s List uses ethos, logos, and most of all pathos depict a view of the holocaust. Ethos is used in Schindler’s List because how we think about the holocaust and what we feel about the holocaust can define us. Pathos are shown in Schindler’s List because it is about a tragic and sad time in history, the movie shows some of the terrible things that happened during the holocaust which might make you feel anger or hate for those responsible for what happened during holocaust or who did nothing to put an end to the holocaust. Also, the film may make you sad and sympathize with the victims of the holocaust. The use of logos is seen in Schindler’s List because the film contains facts and events from the Holocaust in
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