Essay On The Movie Shindler

775 Words4 Pages
1. Throughout the entire film, there are constant examples of prejudice or discrimination. Some examples that I remembered the most were when stores owned by Jewish people were targeted and ransacked, when all people of the Jewish fate were forced to wear yellow stars, and when Jewish families were forced out of their homes and into cramped death camps. When I was watching the film, I constantly tried to picture what it must have been like to be them. I could not imagine the pain that those people must have felt when they were forced to wear special tags just because they believed in something different. As if they were a different species or animals. I feel like I need to apologize for the actions that those people did because they were…show more content…
In the beginning of the movie, I believe that Shindler was doing what he was doing out of selfishness and for his own gain. Yes he was still risking his life but not for the right reasons. Later in the movie, when he is out horse riding with his mistress, he witnessed the Kraków Ghetto Massacre. He saw the people being chased out of their “homes.” This is also where he saw the little girl in the red coat for the first time. The picture of innocence, walking among the worst evil in the world. It is after he saw this and the conditions that the Jews were living in that he began to take in more and more Jews that weren’t necessarily making him money, but because he was trying to save them. I believe that half the reason for Shindler’s change of heart is because of his accountant Itzhak Stern. He convinced Shindler that saving even those who weren’t “essential” to his business or to him making a profit was the right thing to do. At the end of the movie, all of his Jewish workers make Shindler a ring as a thank you for everything he has done for them. It is then that he realizes exactly what he has done for these people. But he still doesn’t think he has done enough. He then starts to become sad that he didn’t save enough people. He begins to weep of how he could have sold his car or his button to buy more workers. He didn’t quite realize exactly how many lives he had saved, or how many families he had kept united, or how many lineages he had
Open Document