Often times in life one’s weaknesses can develop into their greatest strengths. This idea directly relates to German industrialist Oskar Schindler and his character’s transformation throughout the Steven Spielberg directed film Schindler’s List. Oskar Schindler was a Nazi member who saved over a thousand lives during the Holocaust by employing Jewish prisoners to work at his factories. Although this act of utter courage and selflessness definitely gave Schindler a remarkable reputation, his flaws were what helped him achieve such greatness. In the movie Schindler’s List, Oskar Schindler’s excessive drinking, self indulgence and disrespect for the law contribute to his success in saving so many lives. Drinking was among the many flaws that executed Schindler’s alteration.
At the beginning of the movie, Schindler became friendly with Nazi officers through alcohol. Also, he began to attend many parties and made a reputation for himself. Alcohol helped transform Schindler from a nobody to a popular Nazi partier. By building relationships with Nazi’s, Schindler was able to sneak around the strict Nazi laws and achieve the salvation of many Jewish lives. In addition to drinking, self indulgence also demonstrated Schindler’s rising to a great hero.