Holocaust Essay

Beyond Belief
Imagination has no limits.   Reading allows imagination to be creative and to think and picture the events in the story.   When pictures are already displayed people’s perception of the story change.   When people read without pictures, imaginations become endless, no boundaries to cage them in.   In Maus the author’s comics narrate an abundance about what is happening, putting restraints on perception.   The words alone create more of an impact in Night rather than the drawings trying to feebly portray the story.   Society is based on appearances, and in order for the reader to feel sympathy for the characters it is ideal that the reader see people.   When the reader does not experience the feelings of compassion it makes less of an impact on them and they are not likely to remember it.   On the other hand, the imagery from legitimate sources has the power to construct a mental and emotional connection to the victims, as in Night.   An emotional and mental affiliation are necessary in order to establish a lasting impact. The scenes of violence in Schindler’s List and Night make a perpetual impression.
The world is violent, and these works are trying to divulge the atrociousness.   Actual   footage and pictures remind the viewer that the truculence occurring is reality, the comics in Maus distract from reality.   Perhaps these horrible images do not want to be seen, but the truth must be revealed. There is no utopian society where everyone is congenial.   The final scene in Schindler’s List shows the actual holocaust survivors from the story with the actor that portrayed them in the film walking past Oscar Schindler’s real grave (Schindler’s List).   The scene is

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shocking, a reminder that the horrid scenario just witnessed were all real.   The victim’s suffering should be apparent and easy to relate to.
People’s imaginations allow horrid ordeals to be experienced first hand, almost as if the reader is put into the victim’s...