Survival In Auschwitz Analysis

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Survival in Auschwitz by the author Primo Levi leads me to believe whether his survival is define to his indefinite will and determination to survive or a very big streak of luck. From the beginning Levi emphasizes the fact that he is aware of the luck that plays in his life. He also starts the novel saying “It was my good fortune to be deported to Auschwitz”, it was because of his fortune and Levi had a chemistry background, qualifying him to spend time of the day during the most brutal months of the winter in Auschwitz in the chemistry laboratory.

To survive this concentration camp his required a purging of he’s self-respect and human dignity. Exposure to constant dehumanization inevitably leads to be dehumanized, forcing to a mental, physical, and social adaptation in order to retain metal sanity and life. Levi demonstrates that in order to retain mental sanity, he must focus on other distractions. To overcome desires inside the Lager that is a mental death-sentence, as no desire will realistically be fulfilled. Therefore, to deal with hunger and to hope for food is to subject oneself to mental torture as sufficient food will never be offered. However, distracting his mind with
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Which is the nature of the whole market place. The moral confusion of the marketplace is summed up by Levi in the text: “theft in Buna, punished by the civil discretion, is authorized and encouraged by the SS; theft in camp, severely repressed by the SS, is considered by the civilians as a normal exchange operation; theft among the Haftlinge is generally punished, but the punishment strikes the thief and the victim with equal gravity”. With so many different views of what is good and bad, justice and injustice, it would be practically impossible to discern what is right or
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