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. Hans empathathetic nature and his bravery was emphasized when he, “presented a piece of bread” to a Jewish man walking past (Zusak 394). The compassion shown creates a sense of being, “like magic” although it was considered insane during World War II in Nazi Germany (394). This “small, futile miracle” occurred because Hans fearlessly chose to not be a bystander (394). He showed through this feat
In the play A Raisin in the Sun, the man in the house; Walter makes a quick decision to give insurance money to the character Willy Harris so he could buy a liquor store. As a result, his decision causes Willy Harris to take the money which causes an apathetic mood in the story and creates a loss of hope in the family. This shows Walter to be spontaneous and quick to trust. Walter has always had dreams of owning a liquor store because he thought he would make profit. He’s very passionate about his fantasy, “...You see, this little liquor store we got in mind cost seventy-five thousand and we figured the initial investment on the place be ‘bout thirty thousand, see.”(79) But none of his relatives think it’s a smart idea.
Horst even mentions that he knows his father loved Hitler more than his own family, so he never felt very close with his parents. Both men would describe their lives growing up during the war as pampered and enjoyable. They went to school and received an education, while in the girls their same age would learn about how to cook and take care of babies. Later in the documentary, Niklas says he is ashamed and disgusted with the people who spread the ideology in Europe. He continues to say he is at peace with what his father did, despite the horrific murders, because it reminds him “what happens when democracy and humanity perish from the Earth”.
From there they boarded a train to Switzerland (Roberts 80-81). Now they were poor and not welcome in Czechoslovakia or Germany. So Oskar tried and schemed to get rich, but eventually he moved to Frankfurt Germany. He left Emilie behind but their marriage was already over but the 1960’s. When he went back to Germany many Jewish organizations helped him because they had heard what he had done for the Jews (Roberts 84-84).
Liesel rescues a book form a Nazi book burning bonfire. Leisel 's family does not have a lot of money, so they want to spend the little money Leisel 's family has on food. Leisel steals books because her family does not have a lot of money. The Book Thief takes place in Germany during the Holocaust and world war II. The Holocaust was a time when the German leader Hitler discriminated against Jews and sent them to Nazi death camps.
In Elie Wiesel’s Night, the protagonist’s quick thinking definitely helps him the most during his ordeal. Elie’s ability to think fast during both selections helps him stay alive. During his first selection in Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele, also known as the “Angel of Death”, asks him what his profession is. Elie rapidly tells Dr. Mengele that he’s a farmer instead of saying that he is a student. Otherwise, if he tells the doctor that he really is a student, the Nazis will kill him and separate him him from his father.
In front of the iron doors at Auschwitz, there is a description that work makes you free. The German propaganda proclaims that working at the camps is not confinement, but liberty. The Nazis initially gave the prisoners a choice between labor or death. Wiesel employs irony in this situation because the Jews did not have a real option. When the SS officials were told to liquidate the concentration camp in Buna, the Nazis sent the prisoners to the crematorium and did not give them food despite how much they worked.
The value of life as determined by Schindler and Goth is diametrically opposed. Schindler risks his life and gives up fortune to save hundreds, while Goth sends thousands to their death and even casually snipes Jewish prisoners one morning for sport. These events all display just how easily life can be saved, traded, or taken away, and illustrate the value of remembering how the Holocaust happened. The film encompasses the idea that life only has as much value as those in control deem it to be. Through this focus on the fragility of life, the film acts as a reminder of what happens when good people stand idle in the wake
We learn that Willy is a salesman, who is has only had minor success. Willy blames this on the fact that he is not well liked. In the beginning of the play Willy has had a car accident and his wife Linda wants him to ask his boss if he can work only in New York instead of having to travel. When we see Willy in a flashback he appears to be happy and affectionate with his sons, who seem to return the affection. We also learn that Willy is not that successful at being a salesman due to what he
He takes pride in saying that there are more wealthy jews in the world than Christians. Christians may be more in number; whereas the jews are scattered all over. The jews are rich but they cannot be rulers because of their sparse numbers. Barabas is one of those affluent jews. However, all his riches dose not give him power.