Secondly, there is a movie called Life is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni which is about a father, Guido, and his son, Joshua in terrible conditions at a concentration camp. Throughout the hardships the main characters faced from the war, Anne and Guido displayed signs of optimistic behavior. Being an optimist during this time is very important because many people fall into depression, but unlike Anne and Guido they seek hope for a better life. Anne expressed her optimism many times throughout the novel. One time Anne appreciates her life even in the scariest times is when she is in the “Secret Annexe” and begins to admire Peter deeply.
In Dostoevsky novel, Notes from Underground, it involves the tormenting thoughts of a bitter antisocial man living in St.Petersburg, Russia. The Underground Man writes down his contradictory thoughts to describe his isolation from society. In his moments of solitude and isolation, he becomes corrupted by the power of spite. He does not give much thought how being spiteful will affect his life because he is an intelligent man. The act of being intelligent does not satisfy him, rather he uses his intelligence as a mechanism to make others feel as though they are incompetent to him.
“Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it” (Qtd in Frankl 74). In this portion of the narrative, in the adverse condition of extreme cold condition and sore feet, Frankl is limping with his fellow prisoners from camp to their work site. The thoughts of what to eat that night, how well to trade his last cigarette and a better means to gain favor in the eyes of the Capo so he could secure a job instead of having to do the daily match engulfed him. These numerous problems irritated him and he got tired of thinking about them. He knew these problems seemed endless at that particular time and the only way to cope with it
Why is Food, Water and Shelter not enough to survive in the Gulag? In the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Gulag systems casually exerts its brutality to all. This makes the basic needs for survival transcendently more demanding compared to the basic needs for survival for the prisoners it incarcerates. Food, shelter and water are simply not enough to survive, so three other needs have to be gained and maintained. These are comradeship, dignity and ingenuity.
Furthermore, towards the end of the book Alyosha’s faith appears to affect Shukhov into having a similar mindset about his prison sentence. When the two of them have a chat at the end of the day, the topic of religion comes up. Alyosha: “You should rejoice that you’re in prison. Here you have time to think about your soul.” (140) Again, it is implied that Alyosha actually appreciates being in the labour camp, as he thinks suffering for religion makes him a devoted believer. This is fairly ironic, since it is strongly implied throughout the novel that life in the camp is nothing but desirable.
His optimism is almost hard to believe, considering all the menaces he has to face and all the incidents that he gets himself caught into. Life is tenacious, as Mark himself notices, and his great sense of humor and strong will compel him to treasure his life and to protect it against all odds. At the beginning of the novel, Mark Watney describes himself as an average nerd, with a training in biology and mechanical engineering that makes him an important addition to the Ares 3 crew, yet not an irreplaceable member. Dr. Irene, nevertheless, points out that Mark was unaware of the benefits his presence brought to the crew. His humor and positivity, his jokes that matched any situation, as difficult as it would become, made him an invaluable
The broken traffic signal is one of these little things, highlighting the fact that their lives are stripped even of the most basic option of success. “It’s hard to be optimistic on the reservation...but it’s almost like Indians can easily survive the big stuff...And just like everybody else, Indians need heroes to help them learn how to survive. But what happens when our heroes don’t even know how to pay their bills?” (49). When they witnessed Julius Windmaker’s eventual downfall, after hoping he would be different than the rest, this, like the broken traffic light, hurt them. “I just can’t explain how much losing Julius Windmaker hurt us all” (52).
Alfieri feels a impression of convalescence as he tells the story, as he “Lost his strength somewhere” This suggests that the play will have a horrific, heartbreaking, hell taking ending to it, and nothing will disallow it from taking place. Not with standing this, Eddie begins as a normal, nice longshoreman who cares minimal for anything outside his work and family. We straight away see his good side as he offers his accommodation to those who require it. As it is he’s already looking after his niece, but he still offers to commit more good gestures and bring in two illegal immigrants by the names of Marco and Rudolpho in to his home. He always puts his family first.
They should also assess any risks before the works can begin. It also falls under the employee to take care of themselves and others who may be affected by the work they are doing. They should also keep constant communication between themselves and the employer to enable their health and safety duties and requirements to be complied with. Conclusion Health and safety is a big factor in modern day construction. So to make sure no one gets injured or even killed regulations are put in.
So we know that he cares enough about those people not to hurt or insult them voluntarily. For the metaphor the most important was “Ahead of you lies a long road paved with suffering”(Wiesel,41). One of the guards used this metaphor to tell the prisoners how truly awful their time in camp will be, infinite and very painful. Lastly, the most significant hyperbole was “We went off to work as usual, our bodies frozen”(Wiesel,78). Of course, there bodies weren’t actually frozen, but they might as well be.