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    Primo Levi “The aims of life are the best defense against death.” (Levi) That is one of Primo Levi's quotes from his book, Survival in Auschwitz. Primo Levi is known for writing books about the Holocaust. He was also a chemist. As an Italian-Jew he was put in a concentration camp. After the camp was liberated by the Russians, a year later, he was finally free from the Nazis. Primo Levi was born on July 31, 1919. He was raised in a small Jewish community in Turin, Italy with his parents and younger sister. According to My Jewish Learning, Levi was socially withdrawn and often bullied for his small frame and timid deposition. He was very smart and focused a lot on his studies. He found his love for chemistry after reading Concerning the Nature of Things. After that he decided to be a chemist. Levi went to University of Turin to study chemistry. Although it was illegal for Jews to go to school, a professor helped Levi and he graduated. As stated on Biography, "Using a false identity and forged papers, he was eventually employed as a chemist with a mining company and…

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    through appearances and trades. Primo Levi details the stories of how salvation is possible in chapter nine, through the stories of Schepschel, Alfred L. Elias and Henri. Alfred L. was an engineer before imprisonment and Primo Levi describes his story as “how vain the myth of original equality among men” can be (93). Levi states that when he met him he did not appear to be in good shape but showed signs of a disciplined and methodical attitude. His job was to clean Polish workers’ pots daily,…

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    Primo Levi, an Italian-Jewish man of many talents – chemist by trade, writer, Holocaust survivor – was born to a liberal family in Turin, Italy in 1919. Survival in Auschwitz is Levi’s first published piece, written just two years after the conclusion of World War II. Rather than focusing on Levi’s early life and the beginning of his career as a chemist, the memoir opens with Levi’s capture by the Fascists and subsequent deportation to a detention camp. After a period of time spent at the…

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    The holocaust demonstrated that profound quality is versatile in outrageous conditions. Customary profound quality stopped to be so inside the security fencing of the inhumane imprisonments. Inside the camps, detainees were not treated like people and along these lines adjusted carnal conduct important to survive. The "conventional good world" (86) Primo Levi refers to in Survival in Auschwitz, stops to exist; the implications and utilizations of words like "great," "wickedness," "just," and…

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    In Exodus 33:12-16, a new side of Moses is visible where he is actively accepting his duty to be the mediator between God and His people. There is also a shift in Moses’ and God’s interaction. Moses begins taking more control of the conversation by professing his thoughts on the Israelites and how they should be lead. This shift extends to the fact that Moses is not just God’s hand picked spokesman to the people, but is now his faithful companion. In the beginning of this excerpt, Moses…

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    Primo Levi

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    autobiography” If this is a man” written by Primo Levi, it described the experience of Levi during his journey in the notorious concentration camp of Auschwitz from 1944 to 1945. This book act as a bibliography and a reminder of what we as human are capable. In the concentration camp, Levi had suffered a lot, both physical and mentally as the concentration camp exercises Levi’s body and spirit for survival. Not only did Levi faces hunger every day from the insufficient supply of water and bread…

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    Larry Levis

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    Larry Levis lives through his poetry Award winning contemporary poet Larry Levis lived a short life (50 years), but his writing contributions will sustain his legacy forever. Levis grew up in poverty as the son of a grape grower in Fresno, California. His writing often reflects his days of picking grapes and working with Mexican migrant workers in the San Joaquin Valley. His poems are filled with the imagery of his youthful experiences on farm, at the pool hall and later as a custodian in a…

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    Simeon And Levi

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    Simeon and Levi however, never found the marital terms acceptable and by proposing cruel and wicked conditions they did not expect for the townsfolk to actually go through with the foolish plan. To them it was a social injustice against their sister for which they could not condone or forgive. Therefore, recognizing that the Hamor and Shechem were suffering from the pain of the circumcision, Simeon and Levi on the third day, liberated their sister from her entrapment and in doing so violently…

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    Despite the obvious similarities between the two books, it is important to recognize and consider the differing perspectives offered by each author. The most apparent difference between Tadeusz Borowski and Primo Levi is that Borowski was a political prisoner in Auschwitz, while Levi was a Jew. This meant that they had markedly different experiences in the camp, since non-Jews were afforded special privileges and were not subject to the constant fear of being sent to the gas chambers. Another…

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    based on reason and observation. We saw a lot of prisoners in this story acting on self-interest. One example of this in the novel is when the prisoners have the share bunks with another person. One person is going to end up pushing the other off the small bed so they can get a better nights rest. They’re not really concerned about the other person or how they sleep. Another example of these prisoners being driven by self-interest is when no one wants to work with Levi because he is weak and…

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