Propaganda In The Flesh

Over the years, propaganda has been used to make people believe something that might be deemed wrong to others. This can include body image, how a relationship should be or maybe how policies are ran. 

Earlier today, I watched the movie, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” for the first time and I would say, I was amazed. Amazed at how propaganda made people believe something so wrong, could be deemed so right. I was amazed at how good the situation at hand was directed and how it still showed the innocence of a child. The innocence of a child was shown, but also, the adventurous side of a child also. What I felt was horrible was how the movie the soldiers watched, made them mentally believe the Jews were enjoying the concentration camps and they were well fed. I also did not like how the little boy threw his “friend” under the bus and lied like he didn’t know him.

The movie should an example of “out of sight, out of mind.” The mom, for example, knew a bit about what her husband did, but decided to play a blind eye. The blind eye changed when she realized the “smoke” was really the Jews dying in the gas chambers. Finally, she opened up and didn’t want to accept what life she was living and wanted out. Her husband, unfortunately, didn’t and in the end, it cost them a lot more. 

I won’t tell all the details of the movie, but what I will say is that people need to open their minds to their surroundings, be more kind to others and remember that honesty is the best policy.

One Response to “Propaganda In The Flesh”
  1. Arielle says:

    It makes you wonder what propaganda in the media/outlets is happening currently that we do not know

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