Schindler's List Essay

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Schindler’s transformation essay In the movie ”Schindler’s List” the main character, Oscar Schindler undergoes an enormous transformation. The movie is set during the Second World War and Schindler is this young businessman, whom discovers that he can make a lot of profit by exploiting the Jews as workers at his factory. At first, Schindler seems like a very greedy man with no compassion what so ever, but he ends up being a “hero”. My essay will be build upon comparing Schindler to his nemesis Amon Goeth. Amon Goeth is the definition of evil, he is in charge of the concentration camp which provides workers for Schindler. Meanwhile Schindler transforms for the better, Goeth on the other hand seems to get more and more lost. During the movie Goeth and Schindler interfere a lot, and the contrast between them gets bigger and bigger. After Schindler’s eyes “have been opened”, there is a scene where he tries to convince Goeth to treat the Jews better. It’s a scene that really shows what kind of man Schindler is becoming, and how lost Goeth truly is. After a night of drinking Schindler visits Goeth, they have a long talk and at one point the conversation goes like: Schindler: “Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don’t” Goeth: “You think that’s power?” Schindler: “That’s what the emperor said. A man steals something, he’s brought in before the Emperor, and he throws himself down on the ground. He begs for his life, he knows he’s going to die. And the emperor… pardons him, this worthless man, lets him go.” Goeth: “I think you are drunk.” Schindler: “That’s power, Amon. That is power.” This part really shows how Schindler’s mindset has changed, before he saw the Jews as a “tool” he needed to achieve his goal which was wealth, now he cares for them, and tries to “turn” Goeth as well. Although Goeth at one point seems

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