Inhumanity In Night

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“Night and other texts which depicts the holocaust reveal mans inhumanity to man. But they also reveal stories and moments of incredible courage and the determination of the human spirit to survive against all odds” Using night and 2 other texts you have studied compare and contrast how composers explore recurring central ideas in this topic. Evaluate the effectiveness of each text and the techniques they use to explore this confronting topic. The novel Night written by Elie Wiesel is a touching book of courage and survival in the tough and harsh conditions of the death camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Told from the memories and records of Elie Wiesel, a young boy taken prisoner in the camps, Night displays the confronting truth behind the time of the Holocaust. Elizer retells stories and moments that he had been confronted with in the camps and also reveals amounts of incredible courage and determination to survive. The story travels through the life of the young boy spending a minuscule amount of his childhood in Sighet, Transylvania, and the…show more content…
Both stories share the same theme of a child’s experience of war, but from different sides of the fence. Elizer is experiencing the worst of the war and although he is young also, his innocence is not as noticeable as he is experiencing the inhuman conditions of war and is forced to be inhumane himself. Rose’s innocence stays with her throughout the novel all the way to the very end of the book where the theme of innocence is still present. The last page is full of colour and happiness showing spring overtaking the dark midst of the war. The last block of text is a metaphor, it is describing the way spring has triumphed over the cold winter and how what was once a field covered with mud and snow is now a field of green new life. Ian McEwan uses spring as a metaphor for the new life of the Jewish towns and the defeat of the German

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