The Book Thief Strengths And Weaknesses Essay

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Tragedy, terrorism, anarchy, and genocide are all results of the same societal quality; human weakness. This quality causes us to stay seated when the world needs us to stand up. The worst of our world’s history was caused by this societal issue. Throughout time the effects of such little participation and selfishness of people in power are clear. Although many circum to weakness there are some who stand up; those brave individuals overcome the weakness and harness their own opinion and change the world. People like this were active during the Holocaust. Not enough to halt or stop the mass murder genocide from occurring but enough that lives were saved and an impact was made. Markus Zusak's The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel and her foster…show more content…
With few rescuers or help them six million European Jews were murdered. Likely the outcome would have been different if there had been more rescuers like Leisel. Oskar Schindler was a real rescuer that did a larger scale rescue of Jews than the fictional character Liesel and her family. Oskar have 1,000 Jews hiding them under the cover of workers in his factory. Regardless of his three arrests he remained persistent and ended up saved quite a few innocent people. He could have been a powerful member of the Nazi party and been very successful but instead he used it as a cover and showed courage and humanity. Schindler has remained relevant because standing up for what you believe in and harnessing the power of words is a timeless message. All rescuers were successful because they shared this message. Paul Rusesabagina reaped this message in this actions during the Rwandan genocide. During this tragedy about 800,000 people were killed in the span of one hundred days. The Hutu race intended to annihilate the Tutsi race as payback for the Tutsis helping Belgium. Paul was able to save over twelve hundred Tutsi people. He hid them in his hotel and used his resources to save

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