I read about the killings, accidents, and massacres, and yet I believe that humans are good. Every day, I experience a kindness. Every day, I can see the good in people, and I can see the love that exists in the world. I am stunned by the contradiction that is human existence. Death wants to know how the same thing can be so ugly and so glorious; I want to know as
Do people think about the true meaning of being human? There is more to being human than having legs and the ability to breath. Every human understands loss, emotion, survival, relationships, choice,and morality. These six traits are known as shared humanity, the one concept that connects all humans to one another. Shared humanity can be displayed through literary works such as, “The Scarlet Ibis”, How I Live Now, Night, and the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Ultimately, it learns that perfection and love do not coexist, but pain and love do, and love is what defines humanity. The narrator starts off being everything but human. An alien hailing from the planet Vonnadoria where all is known, mathematics and science replace religion, and fear and pain are nonexistent,
The Holocaust is a very significant event in history because of how horrible Jews lived their lives back then and where they lived their lives during that period of time. People’s lives were changed in the Holocaust, they had bad living situations, work that you hardly got a break from, and transportation that if you couldn’t continue something horrible would happen. Jews had gone from having a decent life to having the worst life you could possibly imagine, all
What is Shared Humanity? It is characteristics that only humans have and share between themselves. This characteristics can be found in books and short stories and other places. This is what makes us human, characteristics like emotions being able to make a decision and other characteristics. Humans show shared humanity each day when they laugh, cry, or get angry.
Many people have distinctly different opinions on what it means to be human. In the novel “The Chrysalids” by John Wyndham the definition of human is challenged and portrayed in many ways. Being human means having everlasting friendships. Friendships make you human because they include qualities that humanize people, such as acceptance, empathy, and trust. David and Sophie are the main characters in the novel, as friends they demonstrate these human traits.
Race, Hatred, and Violence The Holocaust was a devastating act that showed what being racist and hateful is all about. The Nazis and German authorities were the main reason for the killings of about six million Jews. They murdered homosexuals, Roman Gypsies, twins, the mentally ill or physically disabled, Jews, political opponents, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and priests. They wanted a perfect a race so they decided the people who weren’t perfect had to suffer. They didn’t care about the fact that nobody is perfect.
Now that the Holocaust is recognized as a terrible time, it has been a foundation for how people are treated. People look back at this time in history and realize that it only brought negative feeling and emotions. Even though it may be an ugly smudge on the timeline of humanity, it cannot be forgotten and I think that learning from it has made the world better
Genocide During the Holocaust “If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example” - Anne Frank. The suffering Anne Frank is talking about is the mass murder of the Jews that occurred during the Holocaust. The Genocide is the killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation, in this case mostly Jews. The killing of millions of innocent Jews and other people. So why did they want to mass murder all the Jews?