Discrimination And Genocide Within Societies Essay

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Discrimination and Genocide within societies

Discrimination towards specific societies is a theme most often evident in modern day media as an issue to start debate. Racism, genocide, gender inequality and religious prejudices all exist within many popular and critically acclaimed texts. The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, Montana 1948, First Native and Pink Pig, and Fruitvale Station, all revolve around this theme and together have connections between one another as conflicts between societies arouse. The official English dictionary defines genocide as the ‘deliberate killing of a very large number of people from a particular ethnic group or nation.’ It’s also described as a Holocaust. Holocaust is the great or complete devastation or destruction or any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life and is normally referred to the genocide of the Jews that happened during the period of 1939 to 1945.

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas revolves around the Nazi’s and their regime to eradicate the Jews dubs itself as the prior discussed theme, prejudices toward specific societies, in this instance the Jews. The Nazi’s regime and their quest for genocide towards the Jews is the basis of the text The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, an example of this Jew eradication. Shmuel and Bruno, the main protagonists in the text both die as a result of this undertaking, Bruno collateral damage however. Bruno 's father, a high ranking Nazi moves out into the countryside along with his…

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