At Buchenwald, Elie’s father is dying, and he will not make it much farther, so their Blockäteste gives Eliezer the advice of taking his father’s rations. The author explains this by saying, “You cannot help him anymore… In fact you should be getting his rations.” (pg. 110) By saying this, the block leader was telling Eliezer that saving himself is more important than helping his father. He is only hurting himself by giving away his rations, instead of taking his father’s.
Proctor talks good about the people who decided not to confess. He Doesn't want to say anything that will harm them. Proctor doesn't think he’s doing the right thing by confessing and wants to change his mind to do the right thing. John proctor
He wanted to have more control over his faith, and die of something more important than a piece of bread. His morals kept him from dying from a purposeless
“An irrational society is a society of moral cowards – of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles, and goals” (86) says Rand, and I feel that too far have the men in the society sunk away from moral standards, like putting their knowledge to use and expanding it, simply because they do not believe in judging others for fear of what others may see in them, especially Equality since he always abides by the strict standards with fear of the civilization itself. Equality would certainly agree with Rand’s advice, “One must never fail to pronounce moral judgement”, as Equality did by leaving the controlled society that brainwashed
He is implying that men have a conscience for a reason. Man should use his conscience and decide for himself and not rely on the majority because they could be wrong. Spitz also agrees with Zinn and Thoreau that civil disobedience is necessary. His position is “… Under such circumstances, it may well be that obedience to democracy can best, and perhaps only, be served by disobedience to some laws.” In other words he is
The people had already put aside their emotions for others, and began to give up all hope for a better life, and then the public executions made many give up their religious beliefs and hope for a nice afterlife. Whenever the gallows first showed up, and the first hanging of a boy took place, Elie thought, “this boy, leaning up against the gallows, deeply upset me”(Wiesel, 62). The sense of justice and that the good were rewarded and the bad were punished began to fade. The Jews can see that the judges in the camps can do as they please and choose who lives and dies, and that the sentences are not always fair. The crematorium did not involve them looking death in the face, but with the gallows they were dehumanized because they could not look away from the facts that life is not fair and just, and that their beliefs should be doubted.
Okonkwo’s machete descended twice and the man’s head lay beside his uniformed body. The waiting backcloth jumped into tumultuous life and the meeting was stopped. Okonkwo stood looking at the dead man. He knew that Umuofia would not go to war. He knew because they had let the other messengers escape.
When the shades appeared, Odysseus held them off with his sword until he saw the shade of Teiresias, and allowed him to drink from the pit so that he could talk to him. Teiresias then told him how he and his men were to get safely home to Ithaka: first, they must sail through a narrow strait until he reaches Thrinakia, Helios’ isle. He must restrain him and his men from eating Helio’s kine, for the god will destroy the men and their ship. Second, when Odysseus returns home, he must make the suitors who have been courting Penelope atone in blood. Lastly, in order to make his peace with the gods for his deeds after the Trojan
Individuality is a necessity for the human race, so Elie and Marji are willing to put themselves in jeopardy in order to preserve their identity. As mentioned earlier, Elie refuses to give up his shoes. Elie was not even willing to give up his shoes in exchange for a better chance of survival. An SS officer said to Elie: “Would you like to get into a good Comando?... I’ll also give you a ration of bread with some margin” (Wiesel 48).
The messenger goes on to say,in lines 1371 to 1380, that Haemon first swings towards his father with a dagger, then pitifully and fatally stabs himself. The messenger agrees that Creon’s inability to give in to another’s point of view and have humility are the causations for Haemon’s suicide in lines 1383 to 1835, “The unfortunate boy has shown all men how, of all the evils which afflict mankind, the most disastrous one is thoughtlessness,” which references Creon’s tragic flaws. Following the death of his son, and eventually his wife, Creon realized the failures in his actions and judgements, and is left to suffer due to his own actions. In lines 1406 to 1407, after the discovery
Would you defend a man for money, or for a greater cause? Others would say money, but in To Kill A Mockingbird, there was more to that for Mr. Finch. Atticus was wise to defend Tom Robinson because, he believes everyone deserves a fair trial, wants to demonstrate that you should stand up for what you believe in, and wouldn’t be able to live with himself if he didn’t defend him. Atticus wasn’t doing this because it was his job or for the money, he saw more than that in this case. He saw that maybe he could maybe show Maycomb a bit of light, that they don’t need to be discriminating men and women like Tom.
Now and forever he will be known as “the man who cut the rope”, because he decided to save himself. Not everyone thinks of him as a villain, in the news article (Saunokonoko, Mark. Touching the Void) he states "Absolute nonsense," says Yates. "Other climbers have always been fine with me. They completely understand what I did.
He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp. Elie knew that all those men would get burned and killed because they were of no use to the Germans anymore. In conclusion there are several accounts in the novel Night by Elie Weizel where his faith in religion is tested. When he is separated from his family at the arrival of Auschwitz, When he and another turn against their fathers from the traumatization of the camp itself, and when his father is dying near the end of
In Night, Elie Wiesel is shipped off to an extermination just because of his religions and beliefs. One of thee first things Wiesel tell us when he arrives is “In front of us flames. In the air that smell of burning flesh. ”(Wiesel 18), this tells us that the second he saw all of this happened he realized he was destined to death. A little later Wiesel also states “He did not want to see the burning of his only son”(Wiesel 21), hinting at what might be his fate at this camp.
I believe that Mark Twain’s purpose in “Corn-pone Opinions”(1923) is to illuminate his audience on the idea of how humans are so influenced on what they are surrounded by that they do not form their own reasoning. According to Twain “We are creatures of outside influences as a rule we do not think, we only imitate”(32). In other words, Twain is saying that people are creatures that search for influences in their surroundings. Therefore, mimicking is something that humans do instead of trying to develop an independent thought on things.