Gretel had to explain to him that the people were Jews, and his father told him that the people on the other side of the fence, weren’t people at all. Bruno is important to the story, because without him, none of the adventures would occur, the book would show the cruel Germans; but with Bruno in the story we saw war life from a little boy’s perspective. Bruno made the story progress with his kindness and caring for others. Without him we wouldn 't have learned about Pavel or Maria’s past, and the story would just be about how a family moved next door to Auschwitz. Another main character is Shmuel.
Two boys, Bruno and Shmuel, become best of friends despite their differences in race, religion, and belief. As stated in the novel, “‘Well, we’ll have to agree to disagree,’ said Bruno, who didn’t want to fight with his new friend” (Boyne 114). This was the beginning of their friendship created during tough times of the Holocaust. The races of Jews and Germans were separated after World War I and Jews were put into concentration camps run by the Nazis. This quote shows that Bruno did not want to disagree with his friend Shmuel even though they did not share the same ideas.
Capote described Richard Hickock as a bloodthirsty, violent person yet he did not actually kill any of the Clutters. In the beginning of the book Richard says to Perry, “Ain’t that what I promised you, honey-plenty of hair on them-those walls?” (37). This quote manipulates the reader to believe Richard remains the cruel person in the duo. Then, Capote described Perry Smith as an innocent boy who had an unpleasant childhood. Capote states,
The doctor that was trying to heal Klara was Jewish, but despite his race, Hitler was appreciative for the care that the doctor provided because he had not yet developed a detestation towards the Jews (Weinberg). Hitler was schooled as a young boy, but he did not finish his high school education because he moved to Vienna, Austria, when he was 18 and attempted to get into the arts academy (Weinberg). Instead he was rejected, and his rejection into the arts academy left him with ample time to ponder his political and racial views (Weinberg). It is in Vienna, where Hitler’s racist and anti-Semitic ideas began to formulate (Weinberg). In addition, Hitler studied German politician’s methods and ideas in his free time, and because of this studying, Hitler learned how to please the people, the democratic process, and he developed an abhorrence towards the Slavic people.
Anne and Bruno alike express that there is goodness in the hearts of everyone. This is shown specifically in The Boy In The Striped Pajamas when Bruno goes under the fence to help Shmuel, his friend in a concentration camp, find his father. The idea of a german boy helping a jew is an example of how even when told otherwise by society, people will still help those in need. Anne Frank also expresses this idea when she writes in her diary, “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart,” This shows that Anne believed in the goodness of mankind, even when it did nothing but bad to her. Both children even when they’d only been exposed to hate, still saw with pure eyes that everyone was equal and had love inside
He never financially hurt individuals, but simply businesses that could easily recover. Abagnale felt guilty for his crimes as a youth and wished that he did not have to complete them. However, Abagnale was pushed into the life of crime and had no other choice. Abagnale was never seeking to financially or mentally hurt others, but was simply taking advantage of opportunities, as well as doing everything he could to live. It is important for everyone in the world to know that Frank Abagnale is a kind hearted person that should never be viewed as an overall negative individual.
Snape at many occasions has demonstrated his choice to truly belong to the good side still however he will never be qualified as a hero. He is difficult and unpleasant, and has no qualms to subject his students to this attitude. Snape was once a Death Eater and therefore implying his loyalty towards Lord Voldemort (Goblet of Fire). We know very little about the early life of Snape making it easy to believe that Voldemort and his ideologies were something Snape greatly admired, (“Snape knew more curses when he arrived to school then half of the kids in seventh year”, according to Sirius Black). Snape had also invented a curse , Sectumsempra (Half Blood Prince), which is rare for a student.
A Tale of Two Cities is a story about a flawed man that had no interest in himself, others, and the world, changing into a hero through his journey on the road to the guillotine. Carton starts out in the novel as an alcoholic attorney that lacks self-confidence. He says, “I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.” Although he is very clever and does great work for his partner Stryver, he has no interest in himself, and gives all the glory that he could have received to Stryver. He wastes his skills and intelligence on drinking.
The Book Thief Chapters: (Start of) The Sound of Sirens-(End of) Handover Man Job: Passage Master Passage 1: page 34 paragraph 1- paragraph 5 In this passage, Hans Hubermann holds out a piece of bread for a Jewish man to eat who was on the verge of being taken away by Death. The Jewish man was forced to walk in the parade with all the other Jews because their 3 trucks had “apparently broke down” which Death denies was the truth. After the Jewish man hesitated before taking the slice of bread, he knelt down to Hans thanking him. This passage shows how kind Hans can be despite the fact that this was not the cleverest move for him and his family. Hans Hubermann did this without thinking of all the consequences, but in that moment, his instinct
Joseph Stalin was a nasty villain, whose fire was fed by the hardships and disapproval of those around him. Calling him a Hero would be far from the truth, as he presents no qualities that could deserve him such a magnificent title. In the dictionary, a hero is described as a person who is praised for outstanding achievements and outstanding courage. If deliberately killing off an entire class of people and making people fear you instead of working with you fit the criteria of a hero, then clearly someone needs to change the
“Like many of the Jews believed, he didn’t think the hatred could last…” - Hans does not understand the reasons for the persecution of the Jews. He thinks all Jews are humans just as he is, and thinks they deserve the same respect as any other German deserves. 3. “It’s chaos out there, and chaos is what we need.” - Walter, part of the Nazi party, helped his Jewish friend Max escape from the Kristallnacht raids despite the risks. Walter ignored the teachings of the Nazi party because he knew that Max was a human being just like he was; no more and no less.
Marlene looks over at the boy who is still so, so young at only 18 and feels a bitterness for herself. He blows smoke in her face and she doesn 't smile or tell him to knock it off like she would have done that morning. He hadn 't smoked till he met her. Three weeks ago, to the day Marlen was just finishing her last job, a little girl (and less importantly her mother) with an abusive father that would be reincarnated as Janet Simmons. A girl that would grow up to be a social worker, set the bar for saving children from abusive homes, and have an orphanage named in her honor.
I believe Tadeusz is a righteous person due to his extreme effort to help save the Abrahamers. Even though Tadeusz believed it was a “human obligation” to save the Jews, I believe he is one of the Tzadikim. He does not realize how much he is helping Jews by hiding them and risking his life. None of the commentaries we learn give Noah enough credit for what they could do today or in other generations. Although Tadeusz generation was not one of the best, he still probably would do other righteous things in other generations.
"(Steinbeck, 40) Lennie is dumb, but listens to George because he trusts him and Lennie gets hurt and doesn’t get mad at George. Lennie always wants to make George happy. "If it were here you could have some. I don’t want no ketchup." (Steinbeck, 11) Lennie always wants to give George everything he can and even when he has nothing he wants George to have some ketchup.
How was it decided who was going to hide in the Annex? -Otto decided it. Why did you choose to help the Franks to hide? -I did it because I saw no alternative, and I would have a in happy life and sleepless night if I refused, also because they were such a good friends and I loved them Did your husband agree with you of helping the family? -He was full agree, he even helped me to visit them and give them supplies.