The Sunflower Simon Wiesenthal This book is about a Jew whose life is changed by one simple question a special man asked him. There is an SS man who is lying on his death bed and asks to see any Jew, Simon is brought in, and sits with the officer while he tells him all about the things he has done while being a Nazi. At first, Simon doesn’t know why he was called in, or why he is being told these stories, until the SS man asks him if he can forgive him. Simon has an internal dilemma of whether he should forgive this man after all the terrible things he did against people like Simon, or even if he has the right to forgive on behalf of all those he hurt who were no longer there to decide for themelves. The question this raised in my mind while reading it was is it possible to forgive someone and show them mercy when they showed none to anyone else”? Not to mention, this officer was on his death bed, so is it okay to commit crimes, murder innocent people, and sin, just to apologize at the end? What price will he pay for the countless lives he took, for the torture he imposed, and the fear he instilled in an entire race? I think it’s difficult to forgive someone in his position because you can’t tell if he is really sorry he did it, or if he just wants to go to heaven after he’s had his fun. Ultimately, it’s not up to us to forgive sins like that, and not many can fully forgive them anyways, only God has enough love for that. This book struck a nerve in me and I started researching forgiveness and found the catechisms’ teachings that said “there is no sin too big to forgive here below, if it be sincerely repented of and humbly confessed”, and “there is no man upon earth without sin; consequently there is none who does not need the forgiveness of sin”. I found these to be very true, because even Simon, before being committed to work in the camps, must have committed a fair amount of sins, like every human does, just as the SS man did. It just so happens, the types of sins the Nazi officer committed were cruel and inhumane, and intentional, which made it hard to forgive them as a simple human. Sometimes it’s hard to trust someone if sincere is when they say they’re sorry, especially if it’s at a time that coincidently benefits them,…
they leave; and an entertainment company won't produce DVDs if too many potential customers avoid paying by making illegal copies. We all rely on government-provided police and courts to enforce our rights over the things we produce—and the invisible hand counts on our ability to enforce our rights. Government promotes this.
1. It is essential that the government protect private property rights (by providing a strong police force, having a robust court system)
Market Failure: to refer to a situation…
Focus on hand
Sunday, 8 September, 13
eliminate or reduce the number of
potential disease causing pathogens so
normal body defenses can deal with
preventing diseases from occurring in the
The best practice to achieve this is by
performing hand hygiene.
Sunday, 8 September, 13
is hand hygiene?
What is Hand Hygiene?
Hand hygiene can be:
with plain soap…
A Reading of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
The beginning of so many life experiences that bring us joy are exciting. The unknown is mysterious and welcoming. We take risk but we embrace change that comes with taking that step in to a new dimension of life. This is what the plot reveals to us by way of the characters and the symbolizes given buy the several stages of the husbands hand. A powerfulness is portrayed through the man's hand. It is definite that the description of the bride’s…
National companies are business that have branches in multiple states across the nation, or provide products and services to various locations across the nation. They are extremely lucrative but also very expensive to maintain. There are more pros and cons to owning a national company, however, the biggest cons are; the difficulty to maintain effective communication between the branches and the managing office, the top managing officer’s inability to personally supervise and direct…
Do science and nature go hand in hand? Agree or disagree?
The guardian is running a series of special features and science, you have been asked to write an article between 800-1000 words in which you argue do science and nature go hand in hand?
Ask yourself. Should science and nature combine together or should it not be allowed at all? Okay so genetic engineering is one of the many evil things in our society. But some people believe that it’s good to some extent for plants and for animals, as it…
Staring at the paper in my hand, wondering why red pen marks litter it with a big fat letter d and the words “come see my office” written next to the grade, perhaps the time has come to brush up on the basics and start taking English more seriously. Unfortunately, the two main reasons students have a hard time writing a grammatically correct essay is first, the student does not know the Basic English terms and second, the essay was completed thirty minutes before the due date.…
amount of anger towards Karl for placing such a heavy burden on him, asking such a huge thing in such a vulnerable time for Wiesenthal.
Wiesenthal, in my eyes, did the right thing at the time, or at least the most human reaction for the moment at hand. The thing Im in conflict with though is he still carries that burden on himself. Things that were done to him are unspeakable and Karl was one of the people who partook in doing those things, but if he doesn't let go the thoughts of not forgiving…
Everyone present here might have felt the warmth and comfort of a guiding hand at anytime of your lives. They are inevitable to a man’s development, starting from the very first steps he takes through to his life. Who or what are guiding hands? It’s that moral support, that consoling figure, which makes our life easy through our difficulties, or helps us recover from a fall.
Being a student and a teenager, I face a lot of challenges and peer pressure but my parents are always there…
envisioned creating more resources so that everyone could be wealthier. * The INVISIBLE HAND is a phrase coined by Adam Smith to describe the process that turns self-directed gain into social and economic benefits for all. * Basically, this meant that a person working hard to make money for his or her own personal interest would (like an invisible hand) also benefit others. |
| * The INVISIBLE HAND is a phrase coined by Adam Smith to describe the process that turns self-directed gain into…
RUNNING HEAD: ALIEN HAND SYNDROME
Alien Hand Syndrome
Onorio Eugene D’Adamo
Charter Oak State College
Alien Limb Syndrome (ALS), also termed Alien Hand Syndrome, (AHS),is primarily a degenerative condition (corticobasal) that affects the hands and arms in the majority of the documented cases. The alien hand syndrome is a Psychomotor disorder defined by a dissociation between intention and action. One of the…