The Greatest Show of Strength Is to Resist Temptation’. Do You Agree?

In everyday life, we are always surrounded by temptation. Temptation can be defined as something which tempts or attracts, whereas strength can be defined as courage, power or spirit. Resisting temptation is not easy, but through different people like Oskar Schindler and Leonard Mead, we are able to see that greed and temptation can be resisted to show the true strength in one’s self.
In the Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List, Oskar Schindler is initially seen as a man driven above all by profit, and happy to confess that war, cheap slave labour and a corrupt system are a financial bonanza for him, but then through the scenes of the killings of countless innocent Jews, Schindler adopts the idea of using his power for the greater good. In order to rescue the Jews, Schindler had forfeited his fortune and resisted the temptation of using his profit for selfish means.   He uses his power and position in the war not to gain shipping trunks full of money, but to stop the shipping trunks full of corpses, which, in return, he saves the lives of over a thousand Jews. His decision to resist the money that could have been gained from exploiting cheap labour had consequently given Schindler the chance to express his inner compassion and virtue and to show that he is indeed powerful.
In the text The Pedestrian, Leonard Mead is shown to be a character that stands out from the majority. Mead enjoys walking through the city during the night, something which no one else does. As he walks on the silent streets alone at night, he listens to the people who are all home bounded, watching television. He has resisted the temptation of watching television inside like everyone else and instead, decided to take a walk, which the police find bizarre. His decision to abandon the technology that has enslaved the rest of the population clearly shows how powerful he is as he is not under the influence of television. Mead resisting the temptation to fall into the hands of technology truly shows...