Adolf Hitler Character Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Anton Kubizek was a quiet, dreamy youth. He felt strongly about little or nothing; Adolf had strong feelings about everything. He found Hitler’s self­assurance attractive. Whether Adolf was haranguing him about the mental deficiencies of teachers or the greatness of Richard Wagner’s operas, Kubizek was gripped as never before. Anton was highly impressionable; Adolf was on the lookout for someone to impress. It was a perfect partnership. Like the later mass audiences that Hitler would entrance, Kubizek remained a submissive and passive partner in their “discussions.” (Kershaw, p. 21) As the historian Werner Maser wrote, "Genuine interest in others was totally alien to him—the man who could inflame the masses and identify himself with their longings as few others, never bothered to find out what his friends—let alone strangers—thought and felt." All of his life, when forced to listen to others, Hitler would immediately withdraw into his own world. The historian Ernst Nolte argues that the dominant feature in Hitler's personality was infantilism—defined as "persistence in remaining in the child's world of being aware on no one but himself and his mental images." He never grew up into the adult world of compromise and moderation. His famous fits of rage were either calculated to intimidate his opponents; on the other hand, perhaps they were the grotesque anger of a spoiled adult child. Inflexibility was the keynote of Hitler's life. He continued to make the same spelling and grammatical errors in adulthood that he made as a child. His daily routine was maintained intact down to the smallest detail. Any deviation in routine always led to an outburst of temper. (Spielvogel, p. 126) As Führer of the Greater German Reich, Hitler arose late, pursued the lazy artist's life, and enjoyed late night monologues with his cronies­­in much the same way he did in Vienna. His boyhood friend …show more content…
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