Throughout the history of mankind, people have dealt with numerous accounts of conflict. The way individuals respond to struggles reveals the personalities and different types of experiences people have encountered in the past. Humans react from their past experiences and what they grew up to learn. People have used countless ways to discriminate and oppress other groups of minorities who were inferior in race or culture, especially in times of war. During World War II in 1939, Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, committed horrendous acts of cruelty towards people of Jewish faith, homosexuals, the mentally ill, gypsies, and anybody who opposed their ideas.
Anne’s pain was expressed from what the Nazis did to other human beings in that concentration camp. Auschwitz is a name that will never be forgotten. Anne’s poem is a recreation of the horror she felt while touring that concentration camp. Anne was dealing with the unspeakable crimes committed against the Jewish people, in a very vivid physical setting. Anne talks about horrible things people can do too each other.
Keywords: Partition, Sexualized violence, Social death, Ethnic Cleansing, Survival, Aesthetics Introduction In the middle of 20th century, the Partition of Indian subcontinent was a catastrophic and life-upsetting event. It was catastrophic as it brought about destruction of life and matter on a massive scale on either side of the demarcated line (Hindustan and Pakistan) with charred and slain bodies strewn across the land which included brutalized women, abandoned and maimed children clueless to the widespread violence and an atmosphere of
Gradually, he is overcome by guilt of him having committed matricide. The bloody conflict between the two countries over the disputed land, however, becomes an extension of his conflict with Misra. Misra in this novel remains a victim oppressed at the intersection of class, gender and ethnicity all her life. She emblematizes or rather embodies the land of Ogaden; ploughed, tilled, and assaulted by various men, including her son. She becomes a symbol of the victimized
Exactly in chapter V, where the Baby Yar is represented, we can clearly see the symptom of a mass hysteria that disfigured the German society. Brainwashed by the idea of their superiority over other nations, Hitler puppets bravely marched and exercised their rights to clean the world from unworthy nations. Two hysterias meet here. The hysteria is the same illness, but in the smaller scale, that is torturing the soul of the heroine of this novel. The author connects the illness of the main heroine with the illness of the society that she lives in very different levels.
Psychological Effects Of Slavery Through The Character Paul D Paul D like every other character in the novel, toiled under the grim and bitter conditions of slavery. He suffered serious psychological calamities that has forced him to go into a state of repressiveness. It doesn’t allow him to heal properly. His heart, which he refers to as, “little tobacco tin”, is forced open by Beloved. She brings out all memories, all horrors of his past.
Dalloway was written. Virginia Woolf portrays how war caused physiological disorders on the society. The devastating trench warfare hadn’t made man more masculine nor turned them into heroes of the society, on the contrary, it drove them crazy and mad. Woolf lit up the darkness behind the truth of post-traumatic stress disorder, which was a serious disorder that impacted many survivors of the World War I, through the point of our main protagonist Clarissa Dalloway, who suffers her own physiological disorder, in other words the oppression of the typical English Society. Juxtaposed with the secondary protagonist of the novel, Septimus, the book is also expressed through the view of a war survivor who is heavily
The ugly larger political and war realities are well revealed in these War literary works. Each writer tried their hand at bringing the atrocities that happened during the massive wars which transformed the heart of the earth into a ‘waste land’. Their literary works concentrated on the impact of these wars especially on the common people are victimized and how their
The poem considers the illusion of war as glamorous, and stresses the violence of battle. The writer, Owen, also illustrates what impacts the war could bring to an individual, and the permanent loss of physical ability. ‘‘Refugee Blues’’, by W.H. Auden was written a few months before the outbreak of the Second World War. ‘Refugee’ emphasises their escape from persecution, their loss of identity, their hopelessness.
Needless to say the psyche of Germany and Europe was all but shattered in the decades following the Holocaust: for the oppressed and oppressors alike. Literary genres focusing on the aftermath of war, such as the Trümmerliteratur movement, express the confusion and disorientation felt by those who were not directly targeted, but who returned to their homeland to find it, and their ideals, in ruins. Thus a powerful sense of shame and guilt surrounds Trümmerliteratur, felt by those who have realised too late that their apathy was a catalyst in the murders of millions. Perhaps most notable in this movement is the writer Heinrich Böll, whose basic conviction was that this new post-war German society must acknowledge the war crimes and uphold the dignity of the individual.1 (Sackett, RE 2002, ‘GERMANS, GUILT AND THE SECOND THRESHOLD OF HEINRICH BOLL: A STUDY OF THREE NON-FICTIONAL WORKS’, Modern Language Review, 97, 2, pg.