Robert Dubois Character Analysis

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People of todays society might say that if they were the shoes of the requisitioned that they might have acted differently, but occasionally there is no “other way” when looking at a situation. Many didn’t resist owing to the fact that many were poor and frightened of what was happening (DuBois, pg. 74). In addition, some situations had to take drastic measurements to make villagers obey orders, e.g. at gun point (DuBois, pg. 75). In these circumstances, many people didn’t resist their oppressors, however some were willing to intervene and oppose the unrighteous acts of the Germans. Each of these are a subcategory of the villagers requisitioned: the ones who did as they were told, and the ones who tried to stop them. The former category plays the role of a…show more content…
81-82). No where in this description does it say that these individuals resisted. Another account is by a woman named Petrivna, who illustrates a frightening and unpleasant task she had to complete. “You see, it’s not easy to walk on bodies,” “we were three girls who, in our bare feet, had to pack down the bodies of the Jews and throw a fine layer of sand on top of them so that the other Jews could lay down” (DuBois, pg. 84). One can see their role in these quotes, the yes-man trait is present in their actions. Thus encouraging the German Officials to continue on with their frightful acts. Moving onto the latter portion, these people are those who have been requisitioned and are strong enough to oppose such cruelty. A situation that this occurred in is when a recruited drummer tried to stop a German Soldier from abusing Jewish children. “One day, the drummer had not been able to take it any longer. Seeing a Feldgendarme beating Jewish children, he had thrown himself at
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