The largest contributor to the events that took place during the Holocaust are the effects of conformity. Many Germans, during WWII had started to take on the ideology of Hitler – that Jewish citizens in Germany were the cause of their poverty and misfortune. Of course, many knew that this was merely a form of scapegoating, and although they disagreed with the majority of Germany’s citizens, many would not speak up for fear of isolation (Boone,
One of the many reasons the Holocaust is haunting to everyone. The Holocaust seemed like it was ran by heartless soldiers who had no feelings or emotions or guilt whatsoever. In the middle of the book, Wiesel talked about this young boy, also known as a pipel, who was hung in front of everyone because he was accused of messing with the power. (Wiesel 55) At first the boy did not die instantly, he hung, struggling for over a half an hour, and the soldiers just watched. There was not an ounce of remorse in their bodies, they can have at least put in out of his misery, but instead they watched him like they watch the news.
Unjustified Insanity After the London blitz, during the conclusion of World War 2, many people including families lived in horrible conditions. Many high-class families were poor due to so many bombs hitting their homes and businesses. In “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, Trevor's actions were unjustified because he had no reason to target a specific person. He just wanted to destroy everything in the house to make someone feel the same as he does. Trevor’s actions to destroy Old Misery’s home were not logical, due to Old Misery compassion to the gang.
It 's quite ironic that the people of the United States discriminate against people just because of where they came from, even though the people of America have committed a mass genocide which nearly killed off a total race. Immigrants were seen as a whole, and not individual people with different beliefs and morals. It is truly a sad and unhuman thing to do, and as Eric Kaemmerer stated, "With all the hate crimes, it seems that regular Americans inspire terror just as well #"Arab
The Great Gatsby. In the Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald demonstrates how the wealthy’s excessive consumption of alcohol brings out the worst in their characters. For instance, the negative parts of Tom’s personality are highlighted when he drinks. Tom drinks all throughout the party he attends with Nick. He becomes violent and aggressive with Myrtle, his mistress, and “making a short deft movement ...broke her nose with his open hand (Fitzgerald 41).” Tom’s altercation with Myrtle accentuates his hypocrisy and lack of self-control; while he doesn’t feel guilty for cheating on Daisy with Myrtle, he feels that he has the right to maintain his authority over Myrtle.
Also, Alexander drank and that made him make poor judgemental calls, which led to more bad stuff. Alexander had ordered that all those who were in sanctuary or even thought about it were to be killed (Document C). This shows that he hurt people, even those who were in the temple to keep safe, were to be killed. He had also set policies saying that his soldiers can’t be married to local woman, and that shouldn’t have been his choice to make, it should have been the people’s choice because that’s what a great king does, he listens to his fellows questions and askings. His thinking was cruel and all the power that he got from conquering cities and not losing any battles made him think that he was the most powerful man in the world, and that led to all the bad judgemental calls that he had made and at some point regretted that he made
In Faulkner’s novel, Darl lets his emotions build up until he finally has an emotional breakdown. Once he finds out he is going to be sent to a mental institution for burning a barn down, he laughs hysterically at the ignorance of his family. Likewise, Holden has made a long journey from Pencey and is yet to physically release any emotions that have built
Genocide is a very serious matter and should not be taken lightly. It is a horrible crime that no government should ever instill on their people. Genocide is the destruction of an entire human group based on nationality, religion, race, and ethnic identity. In 2007 the Montreal conference pressured politicians to take genocide from other places seriously. General Romeo Dallaire’s forces were in Rwanda to stop a genocide, but due to lack of resources they had to stop the mission.
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”, Mercutio was murdered and cursed both the Montague and Capulet families in responsibility of his death. Both families played a major role in the cause of Mercutio’s death because of their refusal to push the generation old feud aside for the peace of the realm, they both allowed the hate to trickle down the ranks to the servants and townspeople, and by provoking arguments with each other, knowing the stakes are high and the tension is thick. Tybalt also played a significant role in the death of Mercutio, aside from being Mercutio’s actual murderer. The initial cause of the dispute is never actually addressed in the play, but it is clear that the hate brews on both sides. A good example of how deeply rooted the feud is during the opening act, Act 1 Scene 1.
Also Guido never shows Joshua the real sadness and pain he is feeling after the long day of hard work. On the other hand, Eliezer and his father both go through the sadness of the camps. They never shield each other and go through the pain of losing his mother/wife at the beginning of the camp (Wiesel, 2006). There is so much sadness and pain in the camp that it drives Eliezer crazy and he
Think of a circumstance where you were so hungry and thirsty, that you did not even care to think about your father anymore. That circumstance goes against common father-son relationships. The common father-son motif is where the father looks out and cares for the son. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he explains why the circumstances around a father-son relationship can change their relationship, whether it 's for the better or the worse. Since the book is about the life of Elie in a Nazi concentration camp, the circumstances were harsh and took a toll on multiple father-son relationships.
After warnings about the bad intentions that Nazis in Germany had against Jewish the family of Wiesel and other Jewish in the city of Sighet decided to remain in the city. In a concentration camp called Auschwitz, Ellie gets separated from his mother and older sister but staying with his father. Ellie fights to survive hunger and abuse while having to face the destruction of his faith in god. He is forced to a situation where he does not know whether to support his father who kept on getting sicker and weaker or to give himself the opportunity to live. The Jewish of Sighet are forced to the concentration camps using trains every night.
This juxtaposition is powerful because it meant that he did not wish to witness the consequences of his decisions and refused to accept responsibility for the deaths that he had caused. This is yet another similarity that Himmler has with Griffin as she had bullied another girl, however disowned her acts afterwards as if she had not done anything. Griffin accordingly proceeds to write about a Holocaust survivor who had watched and even joined in a circle of kids who beat her friend because he was Jewish. Griffin, Himmler, and the Holocaust survivor are part of a “web of connections”, connected to every other person in the world that have also tried to disown their actions. This confirms Griffin’s idea that people do indeed share a “common past”; in Griffin, Himmler, and survivor’s case, this would be bullying other
“ … The world has had to hear a story it would have preferred not to hear - the story of how a cultured people turned to genocide, and how the rest of the world, also composed of cultured, remained silent in the face of genocide.” - Elie Wiesel. The man behind that quote is one of the few people in the world to survive one of the worst tragedies in human history, The Holocaust. An event in which millions of people perished, all because of a crazed dictator’s dream. Elie Wiesel who amazingly survived the horrors, documented his experience in his book, Night. He has a very specific message in his book that many of us can learn from.
At one night, the Germans broke into one of the Jews house and started to yell at them to stand up. As Wladyslaw’s family were watching, the Jews went to the old man sitting on the wheelchair and pushed him off the balcony, and Wladyslaw’s mom yelled in fear. The day the Jews were getting deported, everyone was getting sent to the trains but Wladyslaw was pulled and thrown off to the side and was asked to run. Him and his father were worried because they didn’t know what to do. As the train deported,Wladyslaw was left behind.