Cabaret - Lisa Leary History 184 Section 1 Extra Credit A...

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Lisa Leary History 184 Section 1 Extra Credit A Reflection on the film Cabaret Though Cabaret is not directly about World War II or the Nazi Holocaust, it is set in Berlin in the last days of the Weimar republic. Although specific examples of Nazi terrorism are only displayed intermittently throughout the film, they have a strong presence in the film. The advancement of the Nazi party is a subplot that can clearly be followed through the film as it develops. At the beginning of the film Nazis are harassed in the Kit Kat night club. The Nazis have not yet gained power and are still a minority rejected by most people. However, as the film progresses, more war images are depicted with Nazis gaining power as the war advances. Though the film does not go into graphic detail, the Nazi actions portrayed become increasingly violent, paralleling the increasing violence of the Nazis as thy gained power during World War II. Sally Bowles, the film’s main character, is a dancer at the
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