Explanatory Essay Holocaust

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Explanatory Essay Since the beginning of postmodernism, literature has become a great tool to use. Especially when it is used to appropriate an historical event, such as the Holocaust. In this essay, I will explore how my narrative is an appropriation of the Holocaust, as well as the postmodern features, trends and strategies used to appropriate the event. The narrative I have composed is an appropriation of the Holocaust due to its extensive and elaborate use of postmodern features. Postmodernism follows a likening of aleatory writing: those which incorporate an element of randomness or chance; left to chance, uncertain style or uncertain outcome. This is evident in the first section of my narrative, in which the girl, named Amosa Azaziah, turns into a body of light which saves all the Jewish people of Warsaw. Therefore, the miraculous transfiguration of the girl is an example of an element of randomness and chance, which is a postmodern feature. Another reason why my narrative is an appropriation of the Holocaust is the use of postmodern trends and strategies, including religious beliefs, background of characters and nature of the self. These three aspects of postmodern literature are very suitable for narratives because they centre on the characters and their aspects. Amosa…show more content…
Verisimilitude is the quality in a literary work of appearing true to life, and is usually achieved by careful use of realistic detail in description, characterisation and dialogue. In the first part of the narrative, the description of the relationship between the mother and the daughter creates a feeling of warmth and comfort, and is supported by emotive language. During the dark and difficult times, thousands of moments like these must have occurred during the Holocaust. As a result, verisimilitude is another brilliant postmodern feature to appropriate this historical
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