I believe that Simon did the right thing in walking away from Karl. I believe that karma exist and if you act heartless then it will come back to you. Like how it happened to Karl he acted heartless towards the jews and didn 't care or acted like he didn 't care about the jews lives. Then when he was dying and asking for Simons forgiveness Simon walked away acting heartless towards Karl and i see that as karma. Karl made a huge mistake therefore he does not deserve forgiveness.
Germany needed a scapegoat for all the struggles they were facing and Hitler used stereotypes to give the German people a scapegoat. Ignorance clouded the judgment of the German people. Ultimately the Jews would pay the price while the world was oblivious of the crimes against humanity which the Nazis committed. Elie Wiesel is stuck in dark times for people of his ethnicity. Nazis felt that the Jewish people were inferior.
Many consider bystanders to be as guilty as perpetrators for not doing or saying anything in a time of crisis. Such was the case for the Holocaust. Bystanders during the Holocaust consisted of the civilians and countries who chose to distance themselves from what was really happening, instead choosing to justify the situation, or just not think of it. Many people rationalized, that the idea of self preservation was much more important than sacrificing oneself for the greater good. People also held a sense of indifference towards the suffering of the Jewish people.
Schindler was thinking about the Jews after he witnessed the massacre and makes up an excuse by saying it’s “bad business” in an angry tone when he is talking with Goeth, but he was just feeling bad for the Jews. This example shows that Schindler is heroic because he realizes that the Jews are being mistreated and makes him realize that he has to do something about this and shows his emotions when talking to Goeth after the incident. Someone might say that this is unheroic because this example shows no action of him being heroic or saving anyone. This is heroic because this could be considered as the Call to Adventure/Increased awareness in the Hero’s Journey and is basically the turning point in his life. Schindler starts to become a better person and take action like how Spider Man realizes that he must stop crime after he sees his uncle die from a criminal and use his power for good.
It was important to note that if he was not truly regret about his fault, he would not find someone who might hate him so much according to his identity as a Nazi soldier to confess his sin when he was dying. If he did not feel sorry about what he did, found someone to confess his sin was absolutely unnecessary. According to The sunflower, there were some specific examples to show Karl’s repentance. For example, he said “I cannot die ... Without coming clean” (Wiesenthal 53).
Bruno has no clue that the people in the “striped pajamas” are being cruelly treated and murdered, and is jealous of what he thinks is freedom. Bruno once again reveals his innocence when he asks Pavel, the Jewish man from the camp who cleans him up after a fall, “If you’re a doctor, then why are you waiting on tables? Why aren’t you working at a hospital somewhere?” (83). It is a mystery to Bruno that a doctor would be reduced to such a state for no transparent reason, and his beliefs should be what all adults think. Though what he says is naive, it points out the barbarity of the German attitude toward the Jews.
Amir thought Hassan as “the lamp he had to slay.” on the contrary, his guilt is relentless, and he recognizes his selfishness abates his happiness. “I almost told her how I’d betrayed Hassan, lie, driven him out, and destroyed a forty year relationship between Baba and Ali. But I didn’t.” Amir has listed the things that he done, which made his shameful and guilty sentiments, compare to younger Amir, the older Amir realizes how dire the consequence of his action before and understands his cowardice and he feels regret. Still, he does not have the courage
Hamlet delays in killing Claudius not only because he 's suffering from an Oedipal complex but also because his basic sanity keeps him from killing Claudius. In society we are taught that those who commit murder are sick or insane and will go to hell. However, Hamlet 's society believes the son of a murdered noble is responsible for avenging his father. And if the son does not abide to this law he himself deserves to die.
Creon almost seemed like he wanted Haimon to be angry so he put Antigone in the vault. He couldn’t see that Haemon was in love and Antigone was just trying to honor the dead because of his hubris. Creon also says, “My own blind heart has brought me from darkness to final darkness.” This shows he knows he didn’t use his intelligence to solve his problems. He was already heading the wrong direction with his pride and it finally was too much. Creon’s hubris has not let him effectively deal with his
I considered things to be wrong because they instinctively felt morally questionable and because they decreased social welfare. After going through these two courses the question of what is objectively wrong is much more complex. There are acts that have only one of the said components, either it is instinctively morally wrong but could technically increase social welfare (for example if a poor person steals a loaf of bread for his starving children, or a person shoots at another but doesn’t kill them), or it is morally right but decreases social welfare (for example putting a person who accidently killed another in prison). The juxtaposition of deontology and utilitarianism became much clearer and at the same time a lot more confusing for me. As a result of these two courses I now look at what is right and wrong in our society through a new lens, or maybe even two lenses- does it increase social welfare and is it morally
Eliezer is painfully honest. He reveals how much the concentration camp had changed him. Wiesel emphasizes the point that the holocaust impacted others to the point where they were content with death. He wanted others to know that no one should ever have to endure a terrifying situation like the holocaust or even have the thought about choosing death instead of living. World War II affected Wiesel immensely, where he thought that surrendering his life is the only option left since he was tired from all the hardships that the Nazis inflicted on the him and the Jews.
Jean –Jacques Rousseau believed that technology, knowledge and science corrupts human beings, and that human nature is good. The more knowledge a person have, many take greed into their hand or the more money a person has they believe they are better than another person. Some also believe the more money they have, the more problems they will have in their life. There is a saying that goes “it’s better to be poor and happy than being rich and miserable.” In the case of technology, it is something that corrupts human beings. People do not think for themselves anymore, they have become inadequate thinkers.
The Freedom of Exile A common occurrence in dystopian stories seems to be the exile of those who are different. Some movies that exhibit this are The Giver, Divergent, and Brave New World. The goal of these societies is peace, and they believe the way to achieve peace is by control. When everyone thinks similarly, control is easily attainable; however, when a few people are different from the rest, they pose a risk to society. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Bernard Marx is an outsider in a utopian society which causes a rift to form between him and the people of the World State, his hometown.