The Importance Of Inhumanity In The Nightingale Essay

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During World War II, Germany invaded and took over France in a matter of weeks. The Nazis with their advance weapons, and strategies such as Blitzkrieg, seemed invincible for much of the war. The Nightingale, written by Kristin Hannah, focuses on the many aspects of life during Nazi rule in France. Hannah shows throughout the novel what it was like for the French citizens when almost everything they had, tangibly and mentally, was taken away because of war. While war can be seen as a way to gain land, wealth, and power, it ends up not benefiting either side. The inhumanity found in humans that is shown in war, changes both the aggressors and the victims’ lives in a negative way.
Humans often lose sight of what is most important in life: survival; therefore some focus all of their attention towards what is needed to make them “fulfilled”, and sometimes have to take down others in order to get their way. Hitler was enraged that the Germans lost WWI, and blamed the loss of the war on the citizens of Germany being unpatriotic and
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It is in human nature to want to have power, wealth, and overall be the best. Nevertheless, this inhumanity exhibited throughout the wars is generally triggered by a group or person who believes that they are above the human race, and should be aloud to have total power. This mindset during WWII lead to destruction and devastation throughout Europe. Described in The Nightingale, when France was occupied by the Nazis the citizens of France lost many things such as family members, property, money, and wellness. However, many of the Nazi soldiers stationed in France also lost a lot. Essentially, even though French and Germans were enemies during WWII, and only one country ended up winning, they both received negative outcomes from the
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