After Blockalteste told Elie that he is in a concentration camp, he shouldn’t care about anyone else except himself even his old father. Elie began to thinks about what Blockaltest had told him, “Too late to save your old father----You could have two ration of bread, two rations of soup----“(111). When the SS officer was beating his father in front of Elie. Normally human been would protect his father getting hurt, but he chose to do nothing and just watched his old father getting whipped, because he was afraid to get hurt. Next morning when Elie found out his father got took away, he didn't weep anymore.
Robertson is literally on the battle-ground so what he is experiencing is much more grotesque. He talks about his experience sleeping with no blanket or coats, hiking, eating canned beef and searching for a hole to stay in. He describes how many are wounded but out of the wounded 90% heal. He clearly tells his parents not to worry and that he feels that he is going to be okay. He states that he is content with dying because at least the wont die a coward.
Each day, Jews were just giving a certain amount of water, bread, and soup. Men were forced to work until they can no longer take it and just die because the poor conditions they were in and the doctors in the camps wouldn't take the time and see what was wrong, they rather just let them die. There was something known as a selection as well. It was used to decide if each Jewish was still useful for working. If this wasn't the case then he should be killed.
Although Towards the end of the book he lost his faith in god the only reason he kept pushing and worked harder to survive was because of his father. He did not want to die and leave him alone because he thought the only reason his father wanted to stay alive was because of him. They helped each other and watched each other’s backs while the Nazi inhumanly tortured and beat them. It was during World War II where the Germans mass murdered The Jewish people. Even though it was everyone for them self’s in the concentration camps some managed to successfully help and work with each other to survive, sharing food and other things.
Sunflower Wiesenthal’s belief of forgiveness is very right and frank: you cannot forgive someone who has not gone through the same tragedies and begs for your forgiveness, as if you are the representative of the whole who was suffered. I believe Wiesenthal should not have forgiven the dying Nazi soldier, although it was a dying man’s wise to be forgiven of mistreating the Jews. The soldier had no experience whatsoever in the tortures the Jews faced daily. The Jews embraced death every second of their painful lives and for some odd reason never decided to revolt against this tyrannical German government. This just shows that the Jews looked like the biggest danger or threat they faced while living in the concentration camps, was losing their
At this point this becomes crucial, because the Nazi oppression in the concentration camps makes it harder for any relationship. It is shocking to Elie on many occasions, the cruelty sons show their fathers in many of the barracks. He says of this particular boy, “I saw one of thirteen beating his father because the latter had not made his bed properly. The old man was crying softly while the boy shouted, “If you don’t stop crying I shan’t bring you any more bread. Do you understand?” This event serves a warning to Elie not to lose his sense of compassion towards his father so that they can remain close and continue supporting each other because without each other neither of them will survive.
No matter how much his father wanted for this torture to end, Elie kept him going. It was not until Elie fell asleep, and his fathers’ body was taken away. Not only was role reversal key in this book, but also from the movie Schindler’s List, roles were reversed due to violence and dehumanization. In the very beginning of the movie, during the liquidation of one of the Ghettos, a jewish man trying to escape was found by some Nazis. The jewish man pretended to be a Nazi slave and said he was taking orders from an officer to clear the streets, even though he lied, it saved him from being shot, or taken away to a Labor Camp because he was scared.
You're not to come out until it's completely quiet and nobody is in sight, just to be safe"(Life is Beautiful). Due to Giosué listening and doing was his father told him to do he survived the Holocaust. Almost everyone knows about the Holocaust and how horrible a thing it was. However many people don't realize how much work and thought it took to survive it. In all three of these works, they had unique ways to survive the Holocaust.
Sadly Nathan’s inability to provide his family with more right then wrong began when he was a soldier during World War II. There, Nathan escaped the Battaan Death March, and almost faced the death it brought. Because he escaped the fate of death the rest of his battalion, he views himself as a coward who is despised by God. He vows never to be a coward again and he devotes his life to saving as many souls as he can, through his missionary work. It becomes increasingly clear as the novel progresses, that Nathan is not brave but cowardly, and not a man selflessly devoted to a cause but a man devoted to nothing and no one but himself.
And so, when George killed Lennie, he did it painlessly and with love. He made sure that Lennie was happy before he died. It was the best thing that he could do. The sacrifice he made by doing this was that he lost his best friend, and by his own hands. Throughout the book, other characters had spoken of the importance of having a companion and had suffered from loneliness because they did not have one.