Brutal and horrific sites of babies being used as shooting targets and hangings of fellow Jews lead Ellie on his path of believing his God was not stronger nor more powerful than man. "For the first time, I felt revolt rise up in me. Why should I bless His name" It expressed Ellie beginning to question a man who once was his reason for being. Ellie’s reasons in believing continued to be shot down as he was forced to witness the hanging of an innocent child. "Where is he?
“The mother was beaten to death. She has dozens of broken bones, a fractured skull, and as you can see, she is not recognizable at all.” The detective was shocked by the brutality of the beating, “Jesus Christ!” he exclaimed. “What about the rest?” “Jim, the father. He was slightly starved, but the cause of death is dehydration.” “It’s like he just neglected him completely… left the bastard to die while killing the rest of ‘em.” The coroner moved to the next set of corpses. They stank and made the air smell rotten.
The Holocaust started with Kristallnacht, which is “the Night of Broken Glass.” This occurred on November 7th, 1938. Over 7,000 Jewish shops were vandalized, synagogues were destroyed, and at least 91 people died. Many Jews were sent to concentration camps, but were released eventually. From 1933 to 1945, Jews were sent to concentration camps, these were used as a way to exterminate the Jewish population. In the beginning of the Holocaust, many people were sent to labor camps but died of infections or from working so much.
Appalled is one word that can describe my initial reaction towards the cruelty presented in the autobiography Night by Eliezer Wiesel, and the films, “Jakob the Liar” and “The Last Days”. Though I had some previous knowledge about the Holocaust, my eyes were pried open to the horrific and despicable events that human beings did to other human beings. I honestly ask, ‘How could people do that to others?’ People in concentration camps had to aide in the murder of others, often friends or family; people were not given food or water; and people were treated like ‘lab rats’ and were used for sick experiments. Through the two films and the novel, I was educated about the cruelty that some people possess, and how some humans can still find the strength
Tim describes the dead body over and over in the story which means he have trouble to move on from his guilt. Therefore, we understand that Tim is under a shock because he realizes that he kills a human been. In the other hand, Azar dehumanizes the Vietnamese man. He compares the dead body to food “wheat” “like oatmeal”. Azar deals with the situation irony and mockery.
“Children mourned as they watched their relatives and neighbors lined up into thee gas chambers, and watching the corpses pile up into a fire fueled by their own fat.” This is the daily life of the prisoners in the death camps during the Holocaust from 1933 – 1945. For the first time in history Jews were singled out for total annihilation. The Nazis used death camps to torture and kill Jews during the Holocaust. Jews suffered greatly in death camps by gas chambers, starvation, and hard labor. Although there seemed like no way out of death camps, a few rebellions took place in some famous death camps.
a. “I wakened was with thund’ring noise, And piteous shrieks of dreadful voice, That fearful sound of ‘Fire!’ and ‘Fire!’” b. As Bradstreet went towards the noise she realized her house truly was on fire i. “I, starting up, the light did spy, And to my God my heart did cry” ii. During the horrific moments of her home being consumed with fire she still manages to call on God for help c. After the initial shock of the fire, Bradstreet’s tone transitions from sadness to hopefulness as she glorifies God.
‘Refugee Blues’ is about a Jewish couple who become refugees because of Nazi persecution of the Jews in the 1930’s; they are most likely to be staying in another European country after the persecution. ‘The Last Night’ is about a mixed group of German Jews, including very young children who are waiting to be taken to a concentration camp. The Jews were being hunted down by the Nazis because of what they believed in. ‘Refugee Blues’ focuses on the misfortune of being Jewish; creating sympathy at the hopeless situation of the Jews, “Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes: Yet there’s no place for us.” While non-Jews are housed with mansions or even holes, the Jews still have nowhere live, not even a hole. Similarly, ‘The Last Night’ also focuses on the misfortune of the Jews; it shows that the Jews, including very young children, are in their last moments of freedom and shows how the misfortune of being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, would lead to their deaths, “Many of the adults refused to drink because they knew it meant breakfast, and therefore departure.
So I imagine in my mind a man looking down from heaven watching his body die. I think the writer is referring to himself as being beyond being saved, but he is still crying for help. When I read, “I was much farther out than you thought.” I think that the person he refers to as you, would be the person that he drank his alcohol with, and he is saying, I was a lot father gone than you thought I was. Then it goes on to say for the first time, “Not waving but drowning.” Which to me, it is said sarcastically, in a sense that he is crying out for help, “Poor chap, he always loved larking and now he’s dead… they said.” but no one believes him. The poem uses imagery about his death as drowning.
Anja is the mother of Art and the Wife of Vladek. Being a fragile character right from the beginning, when Anja was in the Holocaust, she became increasingly ill, both physically and emotionally. Hence, even if Anja survived through all the insanity in the concentration camps, the depressions and breakdowns might have made her commit suicide. In Maus I, Spiegelman showed the reader that Vladek and Anja already developed a strong bond and this was evident throughout their time together in World War II. The couple hid in a cellar house where there was no food, Vladek said “Here Anja, chew on this.