Elie Wiesel lied to have a better future although he was still destined to burn in the ovens. “I’m eighteen (Wiesel 31).” Elie and his dad both lied about their age and were sent to the same line. The felt relived because they ended up together, but then found out they were destined to burn by an SS member. “Poor devils, you are heading for the crematorium (Wiesel 32).” In addition, babies were thought to
teve Goodier once wrote, “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds.” Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir about Elies life during The Holocaust. He was a young boy when he was taken from his home in Sighet, Transylvania and brought to concentration camps. He was separated from his mother and two sisters and was left with his father. Determined for him and his father to live, Elie faced many people who didn 't want him to keep going and others who encouraged him to keep going. All the scars that he has allow him to realize he has already came so far, so why not finish strong In Night, characters like Elie 's father had a positive effect on Elie, while others like the SS guards and prisoners who were given power were obstacles.
Imagine yourself waking up, and not knowing where you are, when finally you remember that you’re in a concentration camp, and the guards are yelling and striking out anywhere they want, when they want. Well, in Elie Weisel’s memoir, Night, the reader is beginning to understand what it was like for him. Weisel had to go to a mix of concentration camps, and know what it felt like to get taken out of his home, and be a prisoner, just for being a Jew. The story is full of similes, metaphors, allusions, and especially symbolism. Weisel uses the symbols fire, family, and life or death to help the readers understand his experience throughout all of the concentration camps.
Macbeth claims that “to be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus” (51-52), portraying that even though he is the king, there is still more that must be done until he is content with his security. To make Banquo’s sons kings according to reoccuring theme of fate, Macbeth regrets that he had to “put rancors in the vessel of my peace,” and give his “eternal jewel” to the “common enemy of man” (72-74). Safety in this case is not only a distinction between life and death, but of Macbeth’s well-being: Macbeth wants to be secure both physically and through a successor of his name, Throughout the process of becoming king, the “rancors” disrupting Macbeth’s peace has damaged his mental health to the point of doubting himself, and his “eternal jewel,” or soul, was exchanged with the devil to perform the necessary tasks for getting to where he is. Macbeth gave up his innocence and morality for power, and has second-guessed himself along the way. Being concerned with his own personal well-being allowed Macbeth to focus on saving himself instead of Scotland as a
The debate of fate vs free will controlling our decisions has gone on for centuries. It is also a prominent subject in William Ernest Henley 's poem Invictus, which strongly promotes the idea of free will in the midst of challenges, and in William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy Macbeth. In the play, Macbeth goes through a mental deterioration, due to his actions in his quest to become king. At first, Macbeth meets three witches who give him a prophecy that he would be king, with some uneasiness and some help from his wife he kills the king and takes the throne and then continues to kill all of his threats. Fate can not be a reasoning for his actions; the idea of fate is rather a disguise for one’s results.
Will has a hard time accepting the role, but realizes that it is the only way to live if you desire close relationships and people to remember you. Will begins to tell the story of how his father dies and the story comes full circle for Will and Edward. Will Bloom will eventually take on the role of the crazy old man with all of the stories as his son grows up and as he grows old. He was conflicted with being this person and had to experience the story for himself with his father to finally accept who he will become in the eyes of others. Being a Pantaloon in this story is not a bad thing, as we can see many people from Edward’s life show up at his funeral to remember the most interesting person they have ever met.
If the assassination Could trammel up the consequences, and catch With his surcease success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We’d jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgement here…” (Macbeth 1.7.1-8). Macbeth passes back and forth trying to justify his reason for killing Duncan. He wants to become the leader and King but he understand if everything does not work out perfectly he could be punished beyond measure. If there was no consequences he would assassinate Duncan with no worries but committing treason worries him.
Let life play out the way it should be, fighting fate will never end well. Macbeth shows that he his ambition the second he thinks about murdering Duncan. Even though he does, he isn’t very confident in his thoughts. He says to himself, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical / Shakes so my single state of man.” (1.3.152-153) Macbeth realizes that some of what the witches foretold had come true.
Macbeth knows from the witches that he will one day be king. Although, he feels the need to be king as soon as possible and do whatever it takes to get there as soon as possible. Instead of fate occurring like someone or something else killing the King Macbeth does it himself. There was no need to kill him, yet Macbeth used free choice instead of fate to become the king. Secondly, Macbeth also choses free choice instead of fate when he decides to kill Macduff’s family.
That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see (1.4.55-60).” The ambition of taking so much power and being a king is completely changing him, and he doesn’t even realize it. Macbeth believe it or not even starts to tell himself that killing King Duncan is not a bad thing because he is all good. He says with a little surprise or twist to the plot: “I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other (1.7.25-28).” Macbeth is just so ambitious for his power of the throne that he will do anything to get it even, if he knows it's morally wrong and goes against everyone else.