Here King is using allusions to make the readers feel a certain way. Not only is this allusion, but also can be determined as Pathos. Hitler was a terrible, negative human being, so using his name and the things he did as an example will definietly influence the readers thoughts. King says that he would have aided his Jewish brothers even if Hitler said it was illegal. Which relates to what he is saying about civil disobedience.
Richard Preston does an outstanding job when making you feel as if you're reading about the apocalypse. One thinks to themselves throughout the course of the novel " This can't be real...This must be a script from an Alfred Hitchcock movie." These gruesome and violent life forms even scare experts such as Eugene Johnson, which would leave a bad taste in any civilian's mouth. I find that Preston's impressive use of figurative language and unique writing style made the work what it is, a brilliant piece of literature. He switched back and forth between Third person omniscient and first person point of views, giving an idea of everyone's personal views on the situation.
My second reason is that it proved some very good points about indifference and how it is bad. The speech also brought the conversation outside of the Holocaust. “In a way, to be indifferent to that suffering is what makes the human being inhuman”. (Wiesel) This is an example of one of his many interesting, thought provoking quotes from the
In the world today, there are good kind hearted people, and there are also individuals who have immoral ulterior motives. But, to truly gain an insightful view of the person is to regard their actions under extreme conditions and pressure. While Elie Wiesel suffers during the Holocaust in his memoir Night, he witnesses the actions—whether good or bad, of the people he meets, and their motives that were never forgotten, as displayed in the novel. Since the Holocaust was an extreme event that caused pressure to make the right decisions, and suffer by the hands of the Nazis, or to act with neglect to the victims and be ridden with guilt, it can be said many Holocaust victims suffered, and some of the bystanders noticed and took action. One such
“She has an eerie sense of how to manipulate others and gain control over them.” Abigail William was a big deal, not only did she have an affair with an older man who was married, she also accused three innocent women of being witches. She was a savage, angry teenager who everyone thought was an angel. According to Shmoop, “Abigail flirts with John Proctor. She tries to get him to admit that he still wants her and expresses anger toward his wife for “blackening” her name in the village.” As we can see, Abigail Williams wasn't the kindest person out there. Perhaps if she wasn't such a jerk history would have happened
Edgar Allan Poe is most famous for the gothic themes he presents in his writings, this was no exception for Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”. Several important ideas are brought up about the story’s central theme of revenge. These ideas can be broken down into 3 parts: the incentive, the extent, and the reaction of the person partaking in revenge. It is essential to consider these ideas while reading Poe’s story, in order to comprehend his views on revenge. It also provides the reader the ability to question their own views on revenge as well as compare it with Poe’s.
You may be surprised by how some individuals feel angry and offended at others simply because of the pigment of their skin. These individuals let their hatred of those that are different from them control their actions to the point that they bring harm and malice upon these people. This piece of writing showcases that and also addresses how racism in Maycomb is viewed and how the people in Maycomb feel about those with different skin tones as well. There are those individuals that do not intend to be racist but the way that their society is programmed they unintentionally contribute to the racist population. The racism that occurs in To Kill A Mockingbird is very present and normalized.
He thought that communism was a Jewish invention and that was another reason why he hated the Jews. It took great courage to oppose Hitler. While Germany was at war with many other countries, bombs were going everywhere. Neighboring houses needed to go in a safe spot to hide from the bombs, and being with Nazi supporters can be a little nerve wracking when you don’t
“There are more. Different pens, different handwriting…” (Anderson 186) There are many different girls who have written how awful Andy is and how he has mistreated them as well. This shows that what Andy did to Melinda wasn’t in any way a mistake or an accident, it was just something he does to girls. While there may be an explanation for his evil behavior, something that impacted him and made him this way, this quote clearly shows that he has a pattern of evil behavior and it 's just who he is. That is why I stated in my thesis statement that people are for the most part inherently good.
Throughout the novel Grendel by John Gardner, Grendel comes across as a ruthless monster who takes pride in murdering others. His actions give the impression that he is an evil figure, but in hindsight he is not as evil as he appears to be. Gardner makes the readers feel sympathy for Grendel because Grendel lives a lonely life, is consistently treated poorly, and attempts to make peace. If Grendel was truly evil, readers would have difficulty having sympathy for him. Therefore, Grendel is not evil and is no different than the rest of humanity.
The creative ways Kurt Vonnegut intertwined the novels aspects to the bombing allowed for extreme emphasis and attention to be focused on the important event. The story of the Dresden air raid is not often told but through a different science fiction outlet Vonnegut was able to bring attention to the event. The significance of this somewhat ordinary science fiction novel is brought to life by the anti war message and details about World War
I agree with Jenkins assumption that when all people have control over media the results can be a good thing and at other times a very bad thing. In Jenkins article he talks about Bert in a picture with Bin Laden. The picture can be view as creative and funny because one person made an evil Bert in America. In another country when the picture is found can be viewed negatively because it was used to support Bin Laden. The creator of Sesame Street were upset because now Bert who is a nice loving character is now view as evil and a supporter of Bin Laden.
The basis of the persecution and murder by the Germany authorities was attributed to the fact that they perceived the Jews to be an inferior race. The issue was measured to be a historic landmark; as a result, many scholars wrote about the issue for pure academic purposes in recognized educational materials such as journals and books. However, the presentation in a comic manner by Spiegelman was perceived to be exceptional. Another reason Maus was worth winning the Pulitzer Prize was the graphic novel was a reflection of a tireless innovator who was ready to tackle a somber issue in a manner that both the adult and children could easily read and comprehend. The innovativeness of the author was apparent from being competent to create first-hand