Wiesel really opens our eyes by saying “How was it possible that men, women and children were being burned and the world kept silent?” (Wiesel 32). This use of the rhetorical question gets the reader thinking about all the terror and everyday unhuman lifestyle the Jews were living. Also, the reader thinks for a second, why didn’t the world do anything, even though it was known what was going on. To wrap up, the usage of repetition and rhetorical questions really enhance the way the reader takes in the horrible time of the Holocaust. Dave Pelzer, the author of A Man named Dave, uses pathos and flashbacks to show the reader how rough his life was and is.
Jehovah Witnesses were well known in Nazi Germany for not straying from the words of Jehovah. This was very threatening to Hitler, as they refused to sign documents of loyalty to the Third Reich. This caused them to be treated like ‘dangerous’ traitors to Hitler and be sent to camps. People of Polish Descent Other than Jewish people, Hitler was especially against Poles, infamously saying to kill "without pity or mercy, all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the lebensraum [perfect living space] we need," to his army.
Individuals make choices every day that affect history. During the Holocaust, the mass murder of Jews during Hitler’s reign, ordinary European citizens shaped history by allowing Jews to die. Their decisions were greatly influenced by their understanding of the universe of obligation, which sociologist Helen Fein defines as “The circle of individuals and groups ‘toward whom obligations are owed, to whom rules apply, and whose injuries call for [amends]’ (“We and They” 56). The majority of ordinary citizens chose to neglect Jews in order to protect themselves or their families. However, some brave individuals called upstanders chose to stand up to the Nazi regime by rescuing Jews and other victims of persecution.
Elie views many terrible actions performed by the Nazis. For example, “Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes… children thrown into flames.” (Wiesel 32). He saw cruel actions that caused him to question his faith. Despite all of this Elie persevered to let people know what they were unaware of. People did not like to talk about the holocaust.
Anne Frank atttained her success through her hardships in her life. My dog's collard chafed his neck until I came and took it off of him. I have a reverence towards God because he created the world for everyone to live on. The citizens of Paris suffered vile torture when ISIS started bombing them. The lazy babysitter was indifferent to the children that were jumping on the bed.
I read about people with disabilities being killed by the thousands which hit especially hard since I myself have a disability, it made me tear up, knowing that something that these innocent people had no control of got them killed. Something that could have brought people together and made them celebrate their differences instead divided them and caused them to be killed. I truly have a deeper understanding of all that jews and righteous gentiles sacrificed, i’ve learned to choose kindness when hate is so tempting, and to do the right thing no matter how
’’ Zombies have always represented the worst elements of human civilization. In this part, we examine this relationship between the living and dead between them and us. After all, in the end, it just might turn out that they are one of us.’’(Brown 4). There are many issues that get involved the narrator but he risks his life for her because she is the only thing that can make him feel like human
Clearly, truth was of the highest importance to Böll and he held in his heart great contempt for those who attempted to twist or alter it. From a very young age during World War II, Böll had a “strong opposition to the Nazis. Whenever possible, he avoided participating in the Hitler Youth.” (Michaels) Since then, the Nazis’ terrible oppressive and deceitful nature left a considerable mark on Böll and his outlook on his homeland. He believes Germany must never forget its horrific past, especially the treachery that was preached upon the general public during that time. Böll makes a clear comparison to this in “The Balek Scales.” When the protagonist of the short story reveals to his fellow proletarians that they were exploited by the Baleks, they begin repeatedly reciting, “The justice of this earth, O Lord, hath put Thee to death,”(Böll).
The different voices of the characters do a phenomenal job in giving the reader the opportunity to understand the messages he is conveying and the truths we have to realize and connect to our own lives. The harvest camp is reminiscent of the holocaust in many ways. The population of mainly unwanteds are sent to live amongst themselves, not knowing when they’ll be killed, there are armed guards watching them at all times, and the vast majority of people think that it is for the good for society as a whole. What is the most haunting similarity, however, is the bands are made up of the prisoners that play happy songs during terrible times. In Nazi Germany, people living in the camp were often made to play in the band to entertain officers and the camp inhabitants.
One has to remember, The Wretch never asked to be made, and he knows just how much of an abomination he is. His very existence is blasphemous and hideous, and he knows that, and it hurts him every moment of every day. Even then, however, he still tries to ease the pain in his life, and when he is refused even this by Frankenstein, he desires only revenge. If Frankenstein had never blasphemed against nature he would never have forced a poor monster to such a horrid life and thus never would have caused him to lose so much. It is also pivotal to remember that he did not just lose his family, but by creating such a monster he loses his place amongst humanity as he says “I had no right to share their intercourse.