"Thou Blind Man's Mark" Essay Throughout the sonnet of " Thou Blind Man's Mark", the speaker uses a desperate tone to show that desire is a target no one can overcome. He portrays desire with a conflictive tone and a bitter description. The speaker describes that desire can take aside value from numerous of things. He also conveys conflict with the temptation desire gives him. The speaker sees it as a vague tendency that is never and will never be satisfied.
If a boy is stripped of his family, dignity, and even his humanity, could he retain faith in the God who let that happen? In the memoir, Night, by Elie Wiesel, the main character, Elie himself, lost all of these things and agonized over his devotion to God. He started out in his Hungarian hometown, Sighet. Brought up Jewish and very involved in their religion, Elie and his family found themselves in the middle of Hitler’s attempts to eradicate the Jewish people. They were forcefully moved from their home into a ghetto and then transported like livestock to Birkenau, a holding center on their way to the death camp, Auschwitz, where men, women, and children were treated like animals meant for slaughter.
As if he was cradling a small child. Soon again, he becomes restless, and takes it to another level when he actually fires at a squirrel, killing it. Though he avoided the apartment after this, he tells readers, “I could not shake the idea that sooner or later I would get the rifle out again. All the Images of myself as I wished to be were images of myself armed”(27). He confesses.
His “father’s presence was the only thing that could stop” him from giving up because he was the only support for his father and gave him courage to survive through each day. When his dad died, Elie felt “relieved” and again found his faith and that gave him courage to go and survived the war. Chlomo is a well respected and admired man in the Jewish community, who is also the father of Elie. He too is a strong believer both in God and the Jewish community. He is “cultured and rather insentimental man”.
In the first few lines of the poem, the poet gives the deceased body emotion. As if he had been poured in tar, he lies on a pillow of turf and seems to weep the black river of himself. The word “weep” is emotionally strong and gives the emotion of extreme sorrow. He was poured into this bog which means he had no choice in the action. Because of that forced death, the Grauballe Man is weeping in the blackened tar as he lays in his sticky prison for years and years to come.
Of those survivors one in particular touched nations with their recount of the horrific events. Night, written by Elie Wiesel is the document of a young boy forced to become a man inside a German concentration camp. During Wiesel’s time in Auschwitz he weighed on by the responsibility of growing up almost overnight. Arriving in Auschwitz at age fifteen Elie Wiesel was nobody’s image of a man in society. Coming from a humble town in Hungary, Wiesel and his community were force on to cattle cars and shipped off to work.
What would he do without me? I was his only support.”(Wiesel 34) Elie has demonstrated his love and selflessness for his father. Elie will not allow himself to die when all hope is lost for him for he feels it is unjust to his father. They share a very strong relationship in which Elie has a tremendous amount of respect for him. Elie’s father was not in favor of allowing Elie to study Jewish mysticism and had refused to be his mentor.