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' Oskar Schindler : A Hero?

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People who are willing to face severe consequences for their actions can be considered heroes. According to Dictionary.com a hero is defined as a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model. In the film, Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1993, Oskar Schindler saves victims of the Nazi Holocaust knowing that he could be condemned to death for aiding the Jews. Despite his heroics, Schindler second guesses himself by saying, “I could have got more [people] out. I could have got more. I don't know. If I'd just...If I'd made more money... I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I'd just...I didn't do enough!”. Despite his reluctance to see his actions as the best he could do, he believes it was not enough. Oskar Schindler shows that in order for one to believe that they have done enough, they must have nothing left to give. Schindler did have the means to save more lives than he did, but he did not realize that until after it was too late to save anymore victims. Oskar is by definition a hero because all though he knew the consequences he would face for undermining the Nazi authority which usually ends in jail or death, he decided that saving lives were worth the loss of his own. Oskar Schindler was originally a war profiteer and gambler who liked living on the edge and undercutting the Nazi Party. His initial intent does not take away from his heroic actions because
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