Thomas Keneally

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  • Schindler's List By Thomas Keneally

    Schindler’s List, written by Thomas Keneally and originally published in 1982, is the true story of a German industrialist named Oskar Schindler, who spared the lives of over a thousand Jews during the Holocaust. During the war, Schindler, his shrewd and gregarious nature accompanying him, was able to prevent the ends of many Jews by convincing officials they were indispensable to the running of his enamelware factory. The name of the novel is derived from the lists he and others created to protect his Jewish workers from the death camp Auschwitz. Creative nonfiction (CNF), an emerging new genre in which an author blends together creative literary techniques often employed by poets and fiction writers and a story based on real people or events has gained increasing popularity in recent years. Readers have become immersed in worlds unlike their own that read like fiction but are very startlingly real. According to Lee Gutkind, who founded the creative non-fiction program, there are five main techniques that CNF writers utilise in their work, often referred to as the 5 R’s. Since Keneally’s book is often called creative non-fiction, some of the 5 ‘R’s at work should be discussed. The first ‘R’: “The ‘immersion’ or ‘real-life’ aspect of the writing…

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  • Schindler's Disloyalty Quotes

    At first glance, Oskar's disloyalty to his wife Emilie and the fact that he has a wife, a mistress, and a girlfriend might seem like a relatively unimportant part of Schindler's List. Schindler’s disloyalty is very easily interpreted as a background context for the book, and for the purpose of giving Oskar personality traits. Disloyalty is obviously a bad characteristic, but it’s possible we could empathise with Schindler now, because he is a flawed person, which is realistic and gives him a…

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  • The Book Schindler's List By Thomas Keneally

    I read the book Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally. Schindler’s List is an outstanding book that expresses many different emotions and feelings. This book expressed a various range of sad and happy emotions that contributed to the plot of the book. Schindler’s List is a story about a man named Oskar Schindler, who moved to Krakow, Poland, amid World War II, to pursue his dream as being a German entrepreneur. Oskar is a factory owner who happens to make a deal with the commander of the…

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  • Analysis Of Oskar Schindler's List By Thomas Keneally

    “Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” Yehuda Bauer, a historian, said these words in response to the Holocaust. For the most part, most people who witnessed the horrible events of the Holocaust were bystanders. However, some decided to do something about it. One of these people was Oskar Schindler. Through his many efforts and investments, described in Schindler’s List, by Thomas Keneally, he was able to save more Jews than…

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  • Presentism In Thomas Jefferson

    Each authors address the issue of presentism differently. Each authors talks about past tens and present by presenting the Thomas Jefferson. For example, the first author Douglas Wilson understands the time presentism (historical condition). In author’s opinion Jefferson preferred to own a slaves then make them free because of historical conditions. For instance, during that time 18th century slave holders did not want to be in trouble and therefore they owned slaves to make themselves free.…

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  • Thomas Paine's Impact On The American Revolution Essay

    this give birth to our nation, it also had an impact on American literature. The events of the famous war brought confidence to the colonists and started the revolt against Britain. The Colonists wanted their independence and during this time they did not have a form of informing everyone in the colonies. The only efficient way of spreading news and opinions was to write a book. Many well-known authors came out of this time period and many of their works are still being talked about and…

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  • The Preamble And The Declaration Of Independence Analysis

    might not have catered to what the government wanted, they were revolutionary nonetheless. His first idea of human nature was that at birth all humans are at a blank state, not yet tainted by outside opinions. Locke believed that the natural human state was one of perfect freedom and goodwill. He preferred limited or constitutional monarchy as opposed to absolute monarchy and thought that there was a social contract between a government and its people. This contract states that the government’s…

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  • Alexander Washington's Neutrality Of The American Party

    Britain and France were at war, both sides were looking for allies, Britain was America’s biggest trading partner, but the French helped the Americans in the war, the problem was clear, whose side should the United States take, or if they should even take sides at all? Washington ended up proclaiming neutral to the war, and it was extremely controversial to the people in the nation. The two “political parties”, The Federalists and the Democratic Republicans took sides to the publication. The…

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  • Comparison Of George Washington And John Adams

    George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - two of our nation 's greatest presidents. They have multiple memorials named after them, and they have their faces presented alongside Theodore Roosevelt 's and Abraham Lincoln 's. Both of the men are also featured on currency, Washington on the one-dollar bill and the twenty-five-cent quarter, and Jefferson on the (rather uncommon) two-dollar bill and the five-cent nickel. But Washington came first, and Jefferson was third, so someone had to come between…

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  • Thomas Hobbes And John Locke: The Power Of Man As A Civil Society

    Human life has long been shaped and susceptible to civil society. John Locke theorizes that man, by nature, is a social animal. Mankind is more apt to gain freedoms, identities, and interests through a civil society, rather than nature. However, another philosopher and writer believed differently; Thomas Hobbes was of the idea that man was not of a societal nature and that society could and would not exist except for the power of a state. Hobbes, in his writings, took on more of a…

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