Topic: Adversity can bring out the very best of us, and the very worst as well. Adversity may both make and break a person, in this sombre and sorrowful story by Elie Wiesel the audience sees how people react to life threatening situations, whether they cave under the pressure, or come out stronger than ever. Night is the heart wrenching story of a young boy named Elie and his father, and their ultimate goal for survival whilst prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. The story shows us how dehumanization can lead to death, how kindness during times of imminent death is possible, and how self-preservation can bring death to those we love. During Night, dehumanization is one of the largest factor’s to the everyday lives of the Nazi’s prisoners.
In Buchenwald, Mr. Wiesel dies and Elie was too pained to weep. April 11, 1945, the Jews had finally been freed. “Night” was a very tragic and interesting book. What I enjoyed about this novel was that I learned real facts. For example, how the Jews were treated unfairly.
Night, by Elie Wiesel, is an autobiographical book about the survival of a young Jew that is living in the times of the horrifying Holocaust. The characters face terrifying accounts that takes place at the concentration camp, Auschwitz. Wiesel writes of his battle for survival and the utmost degradation of the human race. What he sees and experiences as a young boy shapes his outlook on the world entirely. The story is powerful and affecting through the negligence of the Nazis.
Contrast & Compare essay for Maus and Night The Holocaust was a sad time for the Jewish and German people of Europe. The Germans, under Nazi rule, were going throughout Europe and taking Jews. They would bring them into Ghettos. After they were starving, depressed, and weak, they were moved by cattle cars to concentration camps. They would be put to work under strict rule and often beaten to weaken them.
One woman, Madame Schacter, continually screams of a fire. She is silenced by her fellow prisoners. As the train arrives at Birkenau, they see smoke rising from chimnies and are inundated with the horrific smell of burning flesh. The first selection occurs. Eliezer and his father lie about their age
Elie, his father, his sister and his mother were innocently arrested. Elie and his family to the concentration camp they arrive to a scene of depression it turned out to a crematorium or dead room for the prisoners and inmates. All they smell is the stench of burning bodies and flesh. Elie is unwontedly forced and separated way from his mother and sister, it is hard to witness but at least he still has his dad. In the all men’s camp Elie is repetitively tortured for sticking up and or fending for his father.
April Johnson English 095 April 26, 2012 “Difficult Decisions” Artie Spiegelman, who wrote Maus: A Survivor’s Tale VI & VII, is a book of a certain family enduring hardship with the misery after the effect of the Holocaust. The book of Maus for me was hard understanding graphic details from not just words but pictures, as well. Between both stories, the extended walks had a big effect on our people. The placement camps in these stories show how cruel, unpleasant, and uncaring many people can be for how they treated the Jews and Navajos with the amount of diseases going around during both wars. The U.S Colonel Kit Carson was sent towards Canyon de Chelly to gather and bring the Navajos to Fort Sumner like Adolf Hitler when he assembled
He walks down and he and I, we fight for hours.” (Zusak 255) Hatred and a longing to fight the Fuhrer is understandable for Max who is a Jew; however, he rightfully teaches Liesel, a German, to despise the dictator too. Later, when her town is bombed, and her family and friends are killed, Liesel demonstrates a vast hatred towards the ruler of Nazi Germany. More than
Optimism vs. Pessimism “Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable (Samuel Johnson).” Maus II: a Survivor’s Tale: and Here My Troubles Began presents the struggle of being capable to find hope, which enables the characters to survive the dreadful conditions experienced in the Holocaust. Throughout the book Maus II by Art Speigelman, the trials and problems of Vladek and his companions during World War II in Nazi Germany gives the reader a sense of uneasiness and dread as the characters are sent one by one to concentration camps. Although several themes are portrayed during the two-volume collection, Art Seligman’s emphasis and his attitude towards hope is evident during the whole series, “that is survival is not achieved
In every chapter prior to Chapter 16, Levi depicts everyday life in the Lager, and he describes in great detail how he managed to survive through means like the safety acquired from his work assignment, friendships with Lorenzo and Alberto, etc. The Nazis’ primary goal was to destroy and exterminate the Jews. From Levi’s descriptive account, one gains a better understanding of the Nazi policy of Jewish dehumanization. The excruciating circumstances required the prisoners to adapt to life in Auschwitz, in order for survival. But like I said earlier, Levi was more ashamed over the fact that he was too focused on survival and realized that they lost his humanity along the way.