They can see how he lived during the time he served and how awful he made it seem. The best way to have a convincing argument is to make the audience see through the eyes of the author, and to make them envision a mental image of what the author has seen. Gurganus tells how he was, “dressed in ugly clothes exactly like 4,000 others, to be called a number, to be stuck among men who will brag and scrap and fight but never admit to any terror, any need” (606). This flashback makes the war sound very unappealing and an experience that most of his readers would not like to experience themselves. Through this detailed description, Gurganus adds to his argument, making the war sound even more horrific.
Literary Analysis: “Night” In Elie Wiesel’s autobiographical memoir “Night,” Elie expresses his disturbing yet truthful journey on how he along with many other Jews had to have the courage and tolerance to survive, despite the unlawful acts of discrimination. At the age of fifteen Elie was taken from his home in Sighet and endured countless hardships, cruelty, fear, and stress, due to his religion. With everything happening in his life he had to learn how to be strong mentally and physically as well as being tolerant to Hitler’s anti-Semitism wrath towards the Jewish people all around Europe. When the Nazis first started destroying the Jewish people’s lives, they used the yellow star to identify the Jews so that they wouldn’t “dishearten the others.” (cyberpear. 6) “The yellow star?
In the memoir Night, Elie Wiesel uses diction, figurative language and syntax in order to show the reader the agony in which the Jews had to endure. The Diction Wiesel uses displays the devastating conditions he witnesses in the concentration camp. While in the camp Wiesel questions the existence of God. He uses the words “murder” and “consumed” to describe how he feels about his faith being tested. Both these words carry heavy connotations saying that his faith has been devoured by the “flames” of the Holocaust.
5/10/13 Period 2 Character Development in Night In his memoir, Elie Wiesel tells his story about himself and his father as they struggle for survival in a concentration camp during the holocaust, constantly struggling with starvation and for survival, as they are constantly mistreated by the nazis that watch over them. The author's purpose for writing this novel was to inform the reader. The author did this by explaining everything that he saw happen during the holocaust inside the concentration camps and also by giving detailed explanations on everything that he had encountered, and also what he saw happen. The focus of this essay is that at first, Elie Wiesel was just an ordinary religious jewish boy, who after being in a concentration camp, started to change, and after his father died, he stopped feeling and developed. In the beginning of the story, Wiesel was just an ordinary religious jewish boy who studied the Cabbalah (14) and really liked his religion and never doubted the Cabbalah, the Jewish Bible.
With time passing by and people being placed in a situation where people are starving to death, mentally and physically abused, brought out the worst in the concentration camp prisoners and the people of Sighet. Because of the horrific conditions in the camps and danger present at every instance in their life, many of the prisoners began to adopt cruelty and selfishness. Most become self-focused, only concerned for one’s own survival. In times of desperation, the prisoners turn against each other showing the theme of inhumanity towards
Mercedes is also, when talking to Edmond, talking about how fate has turned her old, and her lack of faith his why it did so. Edmond on the other hand held on to faith, and fate has rewarded him. Dumas shows the reader that fate is not possible to control. The Count of Monte Cristo obviously deals with Hatred the whole way through the novel. He is seen saying that he loves his neighbor as he is called to, but still hates certain people.
Primo Levi’s The Gray Zone is a gripping essay which communicates the everyday horrors of concentration camp life for those involved, particularly those conscripted into the forced labor programs. The proposed idea of Levi’s article however focuses not on the fact that prisoners were involved in forced labor, but how a minority of them (which now compose the majority of survivors) conceded to becoming unwilling participants in the final solution. It was these certain prisoners, seen by some as equal to that of the German perpetrators, who were involved in many unspeakable and horrendous tasks which ended in the death or harm of many Jewish brethren. The scope of this article will be the examination of such gray zones, how it was possible for such a situation to exist and why. This will include examples varying from that of the Sonderkommando who worked the gas chambers and crematoria, doctors who participated in Nazi research, corrupt Jewish officials and the Jewish staff who help supervise the death camps.
The reason for concentration camps is because of the Jewish faiths and customs (Yeatts 14). Even people with their own political views and social attitudes were sent to the concentration camps (Kornblum 927). The camps were meant for people suffer in many ways. One way was hard labor, the Nazis would make the people in the concentration camps work very hard while starving them. Another way was very deadly science experiments (Yeatts 14).
This is where the man uses exotic instruments to open holes larger in decaying teeth or even healthy teeth. The teeth, with nerve exposed, are stuffed with "magical" material to arrest decay. To the outsider this is torturous. There are many other disturbing body cleansing rituals like the baking of women' s heads scheduled by the patterns of the moon. This culture is one of many cultures who put there faith in past on beliefs and go to seemingly horrific measures carrying them out.
Dissonance is the prime factor of a conflict; however, it is also very essential for us to learn from it. Through times many disagreements have occurred due to a clash of ideas. The Holocaust, many people know how horrifying and wrong it was, but not many people actually knew why the twisted Nazis’ started it. The Germans had been forced into an economic hell due to the Versailles Treaty. The British, Americans and the French had ruined and humiliated them.