Throughout history there have been several people who have rose to power and used that power to rule over people or land. These people usually enforce this power over the people below them, who do not have as much power as him. Some of these people end up abusing their power or struggling to keep it. When discussing this, the common question becomes noticeable; can a person have power and keep power while still adhering to their morals? In certain situations while a person has power, people can temporarily lose their commitment to their morals, but may also be able to keep that commitment. Whether or not they have good family or friend connections and what level of power they have can greatly influence their morals. This is expressed thoroughly …show more content…
People tend to try to stay as close to those relationships and attempt to make the good relationships last, making friendship become part of their morals. This being said, when someone starts gain power, they are mostly able to keep their morals. In the book Night--a story about the firsthand experience of a boy who lives through The Holocaust written by Elie Wiesel--Elie and his father are in the notorious concentration camp Auschwitz. Elie’s father asks one of the guards where the bathroom is and, “he dealt my father such a clout that he fell to the ground, crawling back to his place on all fours”(48). Elie was so surprised and fear stricken that he did not even react to it, but he stated, “I thought only: I shall never forgive them for that”(48). When this event happened, Elie, though he has little of it, kept his power and his morals because of his close connection with his father. In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, the character Macbeth goes through so many things in a short period of time and he rises to power so fast and gains so much power that he is faced with many different things. When talking to the three witches that told the future of Macbeth and his close friend Banquo, the witches told Banquo that, “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. / So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!”(III.iii.70-71). The witches are actually saying that …show more content…
In an excerpt from Elie Wiesel’s text, when Elie witnessed Idek, one of the guards, sleeping with a prisoner, he faced consequences. He was told by Idek, “You wait and see, kid… you’ll soon find out what leaving your work’s going to cost you… you’re going to pay for this pretty soon”(64). He later in the story whips Elie in the middle of his block, in front of everybody. Idek, being a higher guard, has plenty of power and is pretty high up in the ranks, so he is able to pretty much do anything to the prisoners at the concentration camp. Idek is able to do all of this and is not able to keep his good moral values. In Macbeth, while contemplating whether or not he should kill Duncan, Macbeth says. “I have no spur / To prick the sides of my intent, but only / Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself / And falls on the other”(i.vii.25-28). Macbeth is saying that he has ambition to kill Duncan, but there is no good reason to except for him to gain power. At this point, Macbeth has little power, only ruling his own homeland, so when he does kill Duncan later in the story, he is able to keep his morals intact. He is doing something that, in his mind, he needs to do. In The Prince, Machiavelli repetitively states the different ways to rise to power. He explains thoroughly that when one has power,
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The book, Night by Ellie Wiesel, is about Moche the Beadle who is from modern-day Romania which is also called Sighet, Transylvania. The book first introduces the family of Moche to us. The family is Jewish. The narrator, Wiesel, wants to learn about religious mysticism and he picks Moche to be his teacher. Moche gets deported from Romania and a couple months later he escapes from Poland.
Throughout history, many people have abused and misused the power they have been trusted to have. The book Night is written by a survivor of the Holocaust, named Elie Wiesel, who is writing to encourage people not to make the same mistakes that happened during the Holocaust. Unfortunately, people haven’t learned the lesson of letting people with power control things. This is seen in the past during the holocaust through Ellie's point of view and in modern-day civilization. Just like in Night where Idek used his power to abuse Elie and remove all the Jews so he could have fun, Hitler putting Jews in concentration camps, the Ukrainrusso war, and the US government wiretapping, the world has still not learned the lesson of not letting people with
Detrimental. Unimaginable. Unbearable. These three words are the very essence of what Elie Wiesel went through in his memoir, Night. Night is about the struggles of Jewish concentration camps not only for Elie himself, but for Elie's relationship with his father.
How many of the deaths in the Holocaust were because of individuals speaking out at officials? During the Holocaust, the Nazi police would hurt anyone who spoke out at them. Night follows the journey of Elie Wiesel and his family in the different concentration camps during World War II. Elie guides us through the horrors of the concentration camps and the horrific actions carried out by Nazi officers. Maus tells the life story of Vladek Spiegelman’s life before going to the concentration camp through his son, Art Spiegelman.
In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when they were still being tortured in every way even after being evacuated. “The snow fell thickly. We were forbidden to sit down or even move (Weisel 92). Wiesel, the author shows how poorly the inmates were being cared for, treated worse than animals. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed.
Night has revealed to me the immensity of the suffering and ruthlessness that Jews were subjected to on daily basis during the holocaust in an emotional and moving first-hand experience. I choose a train, symbol of oppression, to represent the initial separation from a normal life in which everyone inside the crowded train car received, along with a taste of the pain and suffering that was soon to be forced upon them. I choose this quote to show how shocking mentally and physically the transition phase was from a normal life to that of the oppressed and to emphasize how easily he gave up in the beginning. Despite this, he managed to persevere and overcome the enormous challenges of surviving in a concentration camp.
“ … The world has had to hear a story it would have preferred not to hear - the story of how a cultured people turned to genocide, and how the rest of the world, also composed of cultured, remained silent in the face of genocide.” - Elie Wiesel. The man behind that quote is one of the few people in the world to survive one of the worst tragedies in human history, The Holocaust. An event in which millions of people perished, all because of a crazed dictator’s dream. Elie Wiesel who amazingly survived the horrors, documented his experience in his book, Night.
While their dads were telling them not to. During that Elie wanted to help his father to march and not be mocked at or beaten up. The other inmates started to laugh and Elie distinctly remembered “My father had never served in the military and could not march in step. That presented Franek with the opportunity to torment him and, on a daily basis, to thrash him savagely….But my father did not make sufficient progress, and the blows continued to rain on him”(55).The germans was beating up Elie’s dad.
In a situation where your body is surviving on a thread, your stomach is inflated due to starvation and all the strength you had before is gone, you have to rely on mental and religious strength to carry you through your hardships. In Elie Wiesel’s “Night”, Elie talks about his personal experiences and hardships he faced during WWII and his life at Auschwitz as a young boy. Throughout the story Elie pushes through losing his mother and sister, lashings, seeing babies burned alive and the fear of death but also the hope for it in some situations. No amount of physical strength can help someone survive in the brutal place Auschwitz. Everywhere in the story Elie and other characters show that with mental and religious/spiritual strength, you can push through any hardship you have to face.
Inhumanity and Cruelty in Night Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, conducted a genocide known as the Holocaust during World War II that was intended to exterminate the Jewish population. The Holocaust was responsible for the death of about 6 million Jews. Night is a nonfiction novel written by Eliezer Wiesel about his experience during the Holocaust. Many events in the novel convey a theme of “man’s inhumanity to man”. The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps.
‘Isnt it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back. Everything is different’ Quote by C.S Lewis Night by Elie Wiesel, gives out more of a gruesome setting while Elie himself describes his whole horrifying experience of the Holocaust. Do we know how that big of a darkening impact can change a normal human being to someone we all won 't even recognize? Page by page of this novel Elie adjusted differently emotionally, physically, and spiritually from beginning, middle and end.
Adversity is a condition marked by misfortune; however, every person has at one point experienced difficulty whether benign or extremely severe. A true story, 'Night ' was published in 1960 is a literature work by Elie Wiesel focusing on his encounter with his father between 1944 and 1945. However, the setting occurred at the Nazi German concentration camps situated at Auschwitz and Buchenwald towards the culmination of the Second World War at the height of the Holocaust. Elie convinced that he lived an ordinary life until the German troops within his residence separated him from part of his family. 'Night, ' illustrates endurance and struggles faced by Elie at an early age such as loss of self-identity, self-belonging, loss of innocence, and the gap left in the soul.
Night Literary Analysis Many people have written about their horrific experiences during the Holocaust, as there are many different stories to be told. But when Elie Wiesel wrote Night, he did not hold back on many details. He was very vivid with his grave memories. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses metaphors, repetition, and symbolism to indicate the unmeasurable amount of unnecessary pain, suffering, fear, and horror that had taken place. He wanted to exhibit that during this time, he was witness to many unspeakable crimes and horrors.
There are two fundamentally different types of morality, since there are two fundamentally different types of people. Both types of people have the will to power, but their approach to power is significantly different. “For the overman, the will to power is expressed openly, honestly, and nobly through exuberant, life-affirming self-creation and self-imposition” (Soccio, 2016, pg.469). Based on the differing expression of power, the overman has the opposite set of values to live by compared to the herd members. The overman does not resort or appeal to a higher figure, resulting in higher levels of courage and nobility.
Macbeth’s ambition is what is causing him to intervene with his prophecy and pursue his goal (rather than leave it to chance). In a way, it is Macbeth’s own “black and deep desires” that make him kill in the first place as the witches never tell him to do so. Furthermore, apart from ambition, it is Macbeth’s own weak will and moral system that causes him to do the actions that result in his downfall. Macbeth’s weak will is undeniable and is illustrated before killing Duncan. “I have of spur/To prick the sides of my intent, but only/Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself/And falls on the other” (I, VII, 25-28).