Once at Auschwitz-Birkenau, after being forced to get a haircut and redressing in prison garb, Wiesel states, “In a few seconds, we had ceased to be men” (37). Wiesel goes into explicit detail regarding the beatings he and his father received, and that eventually he became desensitized to the pain; thus, the SS dehumanized them by taking away their physical strength and ability to feel. Throughout his book, Wiesel states that they sometimes Breeden 2 received little to no food and he goes onto to describe how the starvation led men to kill each other over scraps of food, and to get themselves killed all for trying to get a bowl of soup. One of the most important ways Wiesel describes that the SS dehumanized them was forcing them to have tattoos, a number. Wiesel
The author uses events that really happened in the Civil War to bring home the brutality of war--the building of a wall with dead bodies, young men shot in the stomach being left to die, horses being killed to feed starving men. These events must change the men involved. When Charley leaves for Fort Snelling, he is a smiling, fast-talking boy. Once Charley returns home, he is a different man-a broken man, in constant pain, unable to hold a job, and looking forward to his own death. Narrative
He seems to be lost within the joy of killing when he says “Another baby next. O one-two-three the murderer inside me rose up hard.” Which Hitler himself became enthralled with soon losing sight of his reasons behind the “exterminations.” It is the last sentence in the last stanza that connects all of the dots. “If only they’d all consented to die unseen gassed underground the quiet Nazi way.” This quote is included to help show the much deeper more literal meaning of this poem. It also adds to the view that the farmer has gone from trying to save his farm from pests to trying to almost wipe the entire species of woodchucks from the earth. It also seems to show that he blames the woodchucks for not going down easily adding to the reader’s view of him becoming completely
Through Wiesel and Roman’s stories about their loss of innocence and haunting memories, we learned that the cruel and obscene methods used by the Nazis and SS Officers caused the vicious afterthoughts of those who survived the horrifying experiences that no human should endure. When Wiesel and his family
Giunta says “I try to forget a lot of this, it benefits me in the long run, but coming back and doing these things: talking about it retches the gut.” Giunta talks about where he saves Sergeant Brendon from the enemies. As he says over the radio to the other men during chaos of the ambush, “there fucking taking him,” his voice is shaking and you see that his eyes start watering. The enemies rushed the men shot at Sergeant Brendon and then grab him as soon as he was down and started caring him away. Giunta is so freaked out that he poises and has to get him self together to finish the interview. Can you imagine seeing one of your best friends being carried away by people that are most likely going to touchier them and take them as a trophy in a place where you’re not familiar with and far, far away from home: didn’t think
When he is struck with dysentery, Elie begins to lose hope in life for his father. His father begins to go mad as the men in the bunks around him steal his food and beat him during the night. One night during orders Eliezer’s father begins to scream Elie’s name and beg for water until an SS officer kills him with a truncheon. He is carried away to the crematory before Elie wakes the next morning. Elie does not cry, because he is relieved by his father’s death.
There also seems to be a conflict going on within himself. After hearing the news of the approval Sergeant Mulcahy strips the shirt off of Trip exposing his scars on his back from previous floggings following this Trip pulls the rest of his shirt off with angst and a facial expression of pure disgust for what the Colonel is doing. A slow dismal soundtrack starts at this point directing the emotions for the scene. A number of close ups start here to show emotion and expression on the faces of the two men. Trip chooses to fixate on Colonel Shaw and show no emotion but one single tear as Colonel Robert show looks on with a stern but also questioning look on his face.
Its not like being shot its way worse. ➢ Robert Ross was on the lines of the battle when the Germans used the flamethrower. ➢ Using the flamethrower also has an affect of the other soldiers who see there partners or team being burned. Just like Robert witnessed it. ➢ It causes them horror as they are seeing someone being burned to death in agony yelling about the pain they are in.
Gary Soto shows us this experience through his six-years old self and a recreation of his guilt and persecution complex, through veiled Judeo-Christian allusions, religious imagery, irony, and repetition. Soto’s usage of repetition displays the expression of guilt he feels by God’s presence, further exemplifying the notion that ultimate salvation and punishment can only be granted by the Lord. In addition, Soto repeats multiple ideas throughout his piece. The scene about the plumbing under the house, is repeated three times to magnify the feeling that God knows what sin he has committed, and his concealment of it is only making him feel worse. The plumbing scene is a connection to God and the six-year-old Soto, as he believes God is speaking to him through it.
He feels guilty because he watched his friend get raped and he was too cowardly to intervene. A comparison I made to this was from the novel Night by Elie Wiesel. The narrator in that novel is going through a struggle as well. His internal conflict is whether or not he should help his father or if it should be “every man for his self”. In Night Elie Wiesel and his father are in a concentration camp.