This paper claim that man’s comprehension of human condition as it emerged in the most outrageous and harshest of conditions will even find meaning in life. The researcher will support his claim by presenting that what lie beyond any man’s condition is a meaning that only he himself can comprehend and appreciate and not any other, even in the harshest process in life one will still be able to find meaning in it. The researcher will also provide thoughts from...
In the book Man’s Search for Meaning, we get a personal perspective of one man’s experiences and survival of the Nazi concentration camps. During World War II, Victor Frankl was separated from his wife, his parents, and everything he knew and was taken to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Frankl was an Austrian psychiatrist and psychotherapist. While at the camps he derived his logotherapy theory which concentrates on the meaning and purpose of one’s life. Frankl observed that the average prisoner had...
In Man’s Search for Meaning, Dr. Viktor Frankl writes his memoir and encounters during the holocaust. His experiences inside the Nazi Concentration Camp is a very horrendous experience. Despite being away from family and having to endure the tremendous activities in camp, Dr. Frankl didn’t lose sight of himself and the world he was in. In the first part of his autobiography, he claims that his inborn optimism controlled his feelings even in the most desperate situations. Although he had...
A man’s Search for Meaning is a book written by the German author in 1946, while being entrapped in Auschwitz the Nazi concentration camp. Frankl’s Mans Search for Meaning is a book about suffering, pain and anguish, but the message portrayed in the book extends much deeper than that. In the book he describes his use of a psychotherapeutic technique called logotherapy, a technique he developed to help protect his mental sanity. Logotherapy is defined as a technique that helps...
Abstract Holocaust literature is primarily the literature of trauma. Witness accounts have brought to light the brutal torture the Jews were subjected to in Nazi Germany. In his work Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Freud argues that “it is not only the memory of trauma but also the trauma of memory that is important in releasing the psychical trauma”. What happens in Holocaust literature is the release of the psychical trauma. By writing on what they had to undergo, the victims...
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Summary In Viktor Frankl ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, he talks about suffering, he describes psychological methods, he often wonders why people who suffer from a multitude of torments did not commit suicide already, and how could they find life worth living. Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, and neurologist who was a long-time prisoner as he experiences real daily torture talks about his own experience being in a concentration camp, it stripped him bare naked and just left him his existence, he...
Unfortunately, the world we live in today is full of violence, chaos, and mass destruction and it’s hard to imagine living in something worse. Although, close to eight decades ago World War 2 was led by the infamous dictator named Adolf Hitler in the regime against the Jewish people. He created an environment far worse than what we live in today. His orders consisted of genocide and eradication and ultimately murdering six million people. The author of Man’s Search for...
“Mankind is engaged in an eternal quest for that ‘something else’ he hopes will bring him happiness, complete and unending” (Yogananda, 2014). For millennia, religious and non-religious thinkers alike have sought to answer the ultimate questions of life, such as ‘what happens in the afterlife?’, ‘why does suffering exist in the world?’, and ‘what is the meaning and purpose of life?’. In particular, the search for the meaning of one’s life is a passionately discussed topic between thinkers from many...
Introduction Background of the Study Statement of the Problem This paper deals with man’s authenticity in the process of claiming the wholeness through the meaning of human condition. An existential crisis of finding meaning despite of the harshest condition in life. A crisis that occurs to everyone. A crisis that sometimes led a person to give up and commit outrageous act that destroy one dignity in life. In the process of finding meaning, it is important to know the nature...
Cultural clashes occur when members holding different cultural beliefs and values don’t integrate into the society. The resulting conflicts can range from discrimanation in day to day life or can reach ruthless heights of violence and hate-crime. As we know, almost every country across the world is culturally diverse. A severe cases of culture-based segregation occurred during the 1941 genocide of Jews in Nazi Germany and first hand works of literature provide un-veiled understanding of the extremity of Holocaust. Viktor...