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    some are necessity to stay alive and some were personal. Similar in the movie “Platoon” was also on the Vietnam War. One of the character Chris Taylor decided to drop out of college to volunteer in the Amy. He was send to Vietnam where, he sever under two men who lead the soldier. Sergeant Barnes, who was impatient and have a bad tempered. Sergeant Elias on the other hand he’s the opposite patient and cooperative. Platoon show the action for the soldier during a village search rape and illegal killing. On the other hand in the movie “The Killing Fields” was based on the Civil War in Cambodia in 1973. Sydney Schanberg who was a New York Time journalist living in Cambodia coving the War with the help of a local representative and his friend Dith Pran. He report on the some of the chaos and tragedy of the War in Cambodia. After the American Military withdraw from the War the communist and non-communist Khmer begun fighting for power. The communist Khmer were killing the Khmer Rouge and individuals who are…

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    Sacrifice

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    Throughout the film, The Killing Fields, the viewer sees Schanberg and Pran face violence, danger, and barely escape death for the greater good of revealing the truth to the American people. These journalists hoped their efforts would prompt the United States to help the people of Cambodia, but instead the United States completely abandoned the Cambodians and allowed the Khmer Rouge to take over, unstopped (Joffe 1985). The worse it became for the natives, the more drive the journalists…

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    Karl to the way the Buddhists felt towards the Chinese for the destruction of their culture. The same goes for Christianity, and anyone who criticizes it today. It simply is not Christ-like to despise others for past actions if they feel true remorse. The next responder in support of forgiving Karl, is Catholic Priest Edward Flannery. He believes that Simon was uncertain that he had made the right decision to not forgive Karl, and points out that due to this uncertainty, Simon visited Karl’s…

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    This book demonstrates to us her struggle to survive in the jungle during the Khmer Rouge Regime. She tells us the troubles that she faces throughout the book and how her life has been affected by the atrocious period. I was able to gain a lot of knowledge from this book. And how this era of time has changed her, even after she was able to leave to go to America. Pran, Dith, and Kim DePaul. Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1997. Print. This…

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    theologically. Not only was Wiesenthal was unable to do because he was neither Karl’s direct victim nor a priest, but religion should not be a basis on which someone is or is not forgiven due to a wide range of religious beliefs. Both Alkalaj and Balić’s ideas support Améry’s rejection of forgiveness based on religious beliefs and view on its lack of importance. One opposing essay by Dith Pran advocated for the Karl’s forgiveness by both inserting his views on the basis of being another genocide…

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    executed in the hundreds of thousands… killed by disease, exhaustion , and malnutrition during forced evacuation, migrations, and compulsory labor… families broken apart… education and religion practices proscribed”. Here, during the Cambodian genocide, the right to life, freedom from torture, freedom from forced labor, rights to education, and the freedom of religion are all be violated. Next, in South Africa, document 3 shows a sign which says, “... public premises and amenities… reserved for…

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    searing hot metal prods, knives, and clubs, and then eventually executed. One of the three living survivors from S-21, Chum Mey, explains the methods the Khmer Rouge inflicted on him, saying, “I kept responding that I didn’t know anything about the CIA and KGB, but they used a pliers and twisted off my toenail...I confessed that I had joined the CIA and KGB but it was a lie. I said it because I was so badly beaten” (Cheang). The Khmer Rouge forced virtually everyone to declare their crimes, even…

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