The Search For Justice Essay Research Paper

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The Search For Justice Essay, Research Paper The Search For Justice Life is Beautiful can be described as a tragicomedy which portrays the Holocaust as a game which can be won if you don t get caught. This film was written and produced by Roberto Benigni in 1998. The film Escape from Sobibor was written by Richard Rashke and produced in 1987. It was based on a true story that the Nazi s couldn t hide. I chose both movies because of the different views they portrayed of the Holocaust. It seems that in both movies, survival and hope are the two strongest characteristics of the Jewish people. Each movie depicts this in a different way. Robert Benigni portrays the Nazi concentration camp as a game with his son in order to shelter him from the cruel aspects of the camp, where as

in the Escape from Sobibor, the main goal is to escape the cruelty of the camp. Life is Beautiful is a fictional movie based on the surrounding facts of the Holocaust. Escape from Sobibor is a true story written by a survivor himself. In Life is Beautiful, the most meaningful aspects of the movie were the conversations Benigni had with his son. It shows how far the father would go to protect his son and the love he had for him. It allowed you to feel the compassion of the situation despite the Nazi concentration camp. This story was written from a paternal perspective yet still being able to identify with the images of the Holocaust. This movie showed me how to live life positively. It shows how even in the worst situations you can still laugh and still love. Escape from Sobibor

allowed you to feel the desperation and hopelessness of the Jewish people. It was written from the Jewish prisoners perspective and portrayed their determination to obtain their freedom they once had. The movie showed a perspective that is not widely known. Sobibor is a little known concentration camp and the events surrounding it are not known either. Watching the people get off the train, knowing that they were going to die was very dramatic. The factual events surrounding this movie only increased the drama and the realization of the horrors of the concentration camps. In the Escape from Sobibor it is a movie based on a true story so the events are fairly accurate from the authors perspective. The clothing and surrounding scenes were depicts the times of the events. The

prisoners of war in the concentration camp that escaped went on to explain how they survived and what they did after the escape. Many of these escapee s testified against the SS soldiers for war crimes. A little over half of the prisoners managed to make it to safety and the message was to let the world know what was going on. This message was received in the way of media, and was received with horror and disbelief. As a result movies like this were made, war crime trials and people convicted by the testimonies of escapees all came to pass. The Escape from Sobibor grabbed my attention because it is a true story. I found it interesting and was glad it ended in triumph. The film was important because it allowed a true story to be told to an audience that in general had little

knowledge of this camp. People escaped and were able to tell the story. In Life is Beautiful the story was fictional but was based during a true period of time. The imagery of the Holocaust, the concentration camp and the fear instilled by the situations of the camp all added to the reality of the times. Robert Benigni took a different approach than Rashke. There was a perceived understanding that the audience would already have an understanding of what was going on and the reality of the camps. The message was received with humour and at other times with sadness. The movie first brought about an understanding of the comedic love story, the family and the tragedy that followed because of the circumstances. The media was important because it delivered a message that was hard to