Luxurious Life Essay

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Luxurious Life A great military soldier and military journalist; David Hackworth stated “It’s human nature to start taking thinks for granted when danger isn’t banging loudly at the door. What he is stating is that everyone who have such a great life with wealth and power might take it all for granted living life so luxuriously until its all taken away in less than a week. In Night by Elie Wiesel, the Jewish family living before the Holocaust had everything especially freedom, but all of it just vanishes in just a blink of an eye. These prisoners who once may have had servants, maids and butlers are now be treated no less than cattle, thinking if life is really worth living. The Jewish people living in the Holocaust had taken freedom for granted, so quickly it all vanishes and they are left with nothing, being treated and talked to like they are nothing but a burdened to the world. “Eight words spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight short, simple words. Yet that was the moment when I parted from my mother.” (Wiesel 27). After just arriving from Sighet, Elie was separated from his mother, they had no choice they were forced to go into different directions; this is basically stripping away there freedom to stay with there family. “Yet another last night. in the train, and, now, the last night in Buna. How much longer were out lives to be dragged out from one ‘last night’ to another?” (Wiesel 65). They are being moved from one location to a different location, and not staying at one place permanently. They are having to listen to the officer to know where they are going, and not having a say in anything that the officer decides to do. Not even treated with an ounce of respect, these people really lost the very last thing that the Nazi had taken away from them. When at the concentration camp, Elie puts his own life into prospective, knowing that his

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