Nobel Lecture Questions





Nobel Lecture Questions

  1. This is because they have forgotten all things that had happened before,since human have a tendency of forgetting. Therefore, during the atrocities they were so much occupied by the present that they forget about the future. The despair at that moment was because they did not have any hope of anything good that can be found in the future.And during the holocaust they were overwhelmed with questions on why God has forgotten/ forsake them.
  2. The human being is different from animals or other creatures, this is because they need a reason for living. In this context, the idea is considered as the “meaning” which means that all rightsfor lifeare obtained after one is through with the period of despair. For this period, one does not have any hope for the future rather the only thing that they think of is a dome and cruel things that will happen to them.
  3. Theology is studyingGod and religious beliefs, in other words; it is the study associated with the theoretical nature of the word of God. In the traditional setting, these three fields (law, medicine, and theologies) were considered to be the most prominent people in the society. They were the role model and also the participated in the governing of the society. Bach is considered to be the greatest song composer who had ever lived, on the other hand,Goethe is deemed to be one of the most enlightened German and also the founder of the German literature. In addition, he is a poet, a great thinker, and a naturalist. Wiesel mentions this prominent personat all times to show the extent to which people were affected by the despair.
  4. In this context, metamorphosis means a change of belief or any stand of points. According to Wiesel, memories are supposed to help us not to repeat the past mistake yet we forget we repeat the same things that hurt and dehumanize others. Yes. It makes it worse to see people that knows and understand the consequences of an act or deed, do the same thing over and over again. The past is full of pain, and thus it is upon our ability to forget and heed it. Therefore we will focus on the future and try our best to make it better. Culture in this context is used to mean the things that we are used/ accustom to doing.
  5. The passivity of the onlookers is the state on which the people observes the ongoing commotionbut dare not to take any part of it. At first the Allies think that Hitler was joking, and they were unprepared for war for them also believe that Hitler will not be able to “liberate” the ethnic Germans from their captives. The Allies, in this case were silence after they settled down with the Munich agreement that was a treaty of declaring their countries as sovereign over their territories. Thus, this gave them confidence that Hitler will comply and not dare touch their territories.
  6. According to me, good and evil cannot reconcile for good will remain to be right and wrong will always be evil. Therefore, it is an obligation of each and everyone to choose which sides to fall either good or bad. This is because,convincinga bad person to stop doing evil is as difficult as it is to convince a rightman to start doing bad things, thus evil will remain to be and good will stand to be good.
  7. The whole creation and world that has been developed by our knowledge has been threatened to be destroyed by just a single Thus there is a need to check and sincerely find the cause of the problem. I agree with the statement because the whole world is at stake of being destroyed, taking into account number of bomb cases that have been reported in the recent years. Also, the intensity of the nation’s war that threaten to sweep the whole country example Hutu and Tutsi Massacres.
  8. Aberration is an unacceptable deviation of what is believed to be normal, and civilization is a state in which the human society develops to be an advanced The statement is true, people always strive to make the dream of civilization come true, albeit, they forget that this cultural process should come with good manners and more prudent ways of solving problems. Therefore, some of the leaders think that they are bringing civilization, butcontrary, they bring barbarity and bloodshed e.g. Hitler

Work Cited

Wiesel, E. (1986). Hope, Despair and Memory. Nobel Lecture, December, 11.


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