Subjectivity In The Holocaust

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The Holocaust is one of the most horrific events in world history. Over 6 million Jews and others were killed. That fact establishes the tragicness of the Holocaust. Pieces of writing that talks about the Holocaust can have a great effect on the reader whether the writing is objective or subjective. Text about the Holocaust that display information in an objective way have the goal of appealing to the reader’s intellect and to educate the reader of facts about the event, meanwhile the writings written more subjectively allure to the reader’s emotion. Both forms of writing can modify the reader’s point of view and how he/she understands the event that took place. The article At the Holocaust Museum by David Oliver Relin pose information about…show more content…
One example in the article of subjectivity is, “You get the feeling that you're trapped, that something bad is about to happen.” The author is describing the emotions that you get when you exit the elevator and get into the actual museum. This sentence is subjective because this is just the author’s opinion and point of view on the emotions you should get when you are there. This piece of writing in the article is the author’s viewpoint. The author doesn’t know what feelings you or anyone else is having when you enter the museum and not everyone has the same feelings. Another example of subjectivity is, “Whether they're Jewish or not, nearly everyone finds the museum an emotional place to visit.” This is the author’s opinion of how he thinks that people feel about the museum. He believes that nearly everyone feels emotional when they visit the museum, but there is nothing to back that up and it is just his point of view. One more example of subjectivity in this article is, “But the most powerful effect is created by viewing the museum's exhibits.” This statement is the author’s opinion on the museum. He believes that the most powerful effect is made by the museum’s exhibits, but other people might think that the exhibits don’t create the most powerful effect in the museum. That statement is based on his point of view and his opinion. These pieces of evidence show that this article has a few examples of subjectivity. Even…show more content…
Although there are a few examples of subjectivity in the article, the objectivity in the article outweighs the subjective. Scanning texts for objectivity and subjectivity helps the reader understand the true facts that the article actually gives versus the feelings and bias that the author is trying to give you. That is important when the reader is trying to form an opinion about a certain topic. If a reader doesn’t differentiate the facts in an article and the bias and opinions of the author, the reader could be mislead when being informed about a

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