Theme Of Good And Evil In All The Light We Cannot See

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“Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.” - Eric Burdon. The theme of good versus evil can be applied to almost every novel but in different aspects. In the novel, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, plays a good and evil side at the same time. This book is in the time period of WWII in Paris, France following a blind girl and an intellectual boy. The girl, Marie-Laure, is our good side of the story, for instance, always wanting to help her father with what she can, listening and knowing what the right thing to do is, and taking action when needed, adding to her blindness to not let that stop her. The German boy we follow, Werner, he is wanting to help others as well, but not for the right reasons, he lets the evil, in this case, the Nazis, take control of him and use him for his brain.
Werner likes to please people, but not the right people. Werner builds radios for the Nazis, and they praise him for it, for instance, “Werner sets up the first transceiver, uses measuring tape to pace off two hundred meters, and sets up a second. He uncoils the grounding wires, raises the aerials, and switches them on. Already his fingers are numb… Werner puts on the headset and fills his ears with static…. “I have him sir.” Hauptmann starts smiling in ernest. The dogs caper and sneeze with excitement.” (Doerr 244-245). By the reaction that Werner’s
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In the novel, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, he shows how helping others can be good and bad. We follow Werner, who is helping the Nazis make radios and see them use him for his intelligence, but for the wrong reasons. Then we see Marie-Laure always wanting to help others even with her blindness, she never lets this aspect of her set her back, especially when it comes to helping her

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