Lesson From History: Schindler's List

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Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List applies to the literary criticism, New Historicism. In many instances, this film portrays historical accuracies. The film compares to World War II history. Adolf Hitler’s extraordinary political power shows in this film. His corrupt and evil leadership and his actions and decisions cannot be rationalized or justified under any political power. Schindler’s List recovers history of a specific World War II place and portrays real events. The Jews, singled out and forced into labor camps, demonstrate a social class conflict, a Marxism criticism. Important points for the New Historicism include the political power focus, recovering history, and Marxism. Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List uses New Historicism elements, such as Hitler’s political power, the film’s true history discovery, and the Marxism element of the Jews’ inhumane treatment. Hitler, the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party or Nazi Party, gains powerful political control. He convinces his followers that he is the best defense against the Soviet Un...

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