There are also some symbols Anouilh puts into his Antigone one is Creon’s attack. While he is mad at her proud defiance of the law and him not being able to change her mind in anyway Creon grabs Antigone’s arm and does so really tightly in which Antigone feels nothing which then shows that Antigone has passed beyond the reach of the state power and the control of men. These two different examples can also be related to France at the time of Nazi occupation. The rivalry of Antigone and Ismene can be seen as the rivalry of the Allies and the Axis powers of world war two where Antigone in this case represents the Allies just as she represented the French resistance and Ismene would represent the Axis powers. This comparison is shown due to the differences in Ideals between the Allied and Axis powers as the differences between the two sisters.
Resistance starts from 1939 to 1941 during the second world war in Europe, when the underground movement appeared in France to fight the German. It is clear that Resistance literature uses the language of empire to refuse its dominant ideologies. Where domination, power, or oppression is present, resistance takes place. Race and gender are important to understand the nature of resistance. Harvey compared a fire accident happened in Hamlet with a similar fire accident in New York where a labor resistance by 100,000 people.
The surrender of France in June 1940, was a major blow to many French people in terms of their pride. The German Nazis succeeded in what they were attempting to do, to destroy France and bring it to its knees. The German’s use of the speed and severity of Blitzkrieg had shocked the French people, since they were very dependant on their Maginot Line. The devastating part is that Vichy, a state in France, had betrayed and forgotten its loyalty to its mother country. Pétain, governor of Vichy, released a statement on the 30th of October 1940 after he met and shook hands with Hitler in Montoire.
First Draft Propaganda, as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a set of “ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one 's cause or to damage an opposing cause” that has been used over a hundred years now to further a political agenda that could impact the social dynamic of a given group, specially used during time of war. During World War II it became a useful tool for the Nazis, helping them spread their ideals and getting people to reject anything or anyone that did not fit with their political and moral agenda, as well, as their physical ideals. In this paper, we will discuss how Nazi anti-Semitism propaganda impacted ordinary Germans, becoming a psychological strategy that lead then to a dehumanization of German Jews. In order to understand what will be discussed in this paper, we must define substantial terms such as anti-Semitism, Holocaust, and “vernichten und ausrotten”, which are the base of Hitler’s purpose for propaganda. As stated before, propaganda is used to manipulate people in order to get them to act a certain way, and in the case of World War II, it was used for anti-Semitism purposes.
The Nazis blamed the Jews for many of the problems going on in Germany at the time and portrayed anti-semitic beliefs. They portrayed those beliefs with propaganda with the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda which was established by Hitler as soon as he came into power and anointed Joseph Goebbels to be the head of it. After anti-semitism successfully divided the jews from the non-jews in Germany, a genocide of jews started and made the Jews suffer. The Jewish Holocaust was started by Adolf Hitler who used anti-semitism and propaganda to start a genocide of Jews. We must remember the Jewish Holocaust so we can be able to prevent future genocides that may happen.
This was all over the world. Different countries were left out of the Versailles treaty and this made them feel that they never received an equal share of the treaty. This fact led to self interest in countries proving that they were the top leaders (Kershaw, 2000. Germany and some parts of Europe preached and advocated for Nationalism and Fascism with the party building its empire on extreme nationalism. Fascism kept on promising people the restoration of their economy and this was one of the factors that popularized Hitler, Mussolini and many others as nationalists with the mind of their countries looking forward to see great improvement in their economy.
Hitler was an extremely gifted orator who knew what his audience wanted to hear and how to express it. His words were especially strong in a nation weakened by World War I and the Great Depression. Hitler promised to stop the Treaty of Versailles but also to stop reparations and bring pride back to the German people. “When France lost to Germany in June 1940, Hitler turned to Britain. Hitler thought that if he destroyed the RAF, Britain would no longer have defense against an invasion.
As one is in combat in WWII, everything becomes frightening and one relies on their country to make a good decision for the people in service. Fighting for a cause is on one’s mind, but also survival. By the end of WWII, Japan was nearly defeated by the Allies and the Nazi’s still had Jews imprisoned in concentration camps. The United States was determined to stop Japan from expanding and along their fight, the United States the terrifying circumstances that the Jews were experiencing. The actions made in WWII by the United States were positive based on their preparation for war, the atomic bomb, and the defeat of the Nazi’s in Europe.
Although he supported the idea of people rising up against tyranny, the violence that characterized the French Revolution troubled him. In the preface to his novel he says “to add something to the popular and picturesque means understanding that terrible time”. The story is set in London, Paris and the French countryside at the time of French Revolution. The book is sympathetic to the overthrow of the French aristocracy but highly critical of the reign of terror that followed. The whole book is dominated by the guillotine-tumbrels thundering to and fro and the bloody knives.
Orf tried desperately to ingratiate himself by altering his style of writing to appease Nazi ideals. By the 1940’s this paid dividends as he was popular among many Nazi elites, with his composition Carmina Burana celebrated throughout the country. Many musicians who worked alongside the Nazis are now critiqued and labelled as cowards who co-operated with criminals. Although some of them were merely unfortunately praised by the Nazis. Richard Strauss a conductor and composer never joined the Nazi party and consciously avoided all public greetings.