I’m not an overly superstitious person but several times while I was reading I had to set the book down and process, shivering all the while. My insides were freezing cold. But night is a core concept of this novel and is used to symbolize death, despair, and Wiesel 's loss of faith in God and humanity. It 's also when core parts of the story happen; like when they all first arrived in Auschwitz, it was inky black and Wiesel spent all night outside in the cold with his father, watching as ash plumed out of the smokestacks, the aroma of death wafting around them. There were nights where he could taste death in the food, and powerful imagery like this always took place in the evening.
That theme is retrospecting on your life, and seeing what you’ve done with your life that you wanted to complete, but also what you haven’t completed. In “The Last Night…”, a man reflects on his life with his wife as they know that the end of the world is approaching. In “Marionettes, Inc.”, a man reflects on the trip to Rio he never got to take because a robot is taking over his life. In “Kaleidoscope”, an astronaut named Hollis has to reflect over his life as he is plummeting to his death in space after his rocket blows up. When we are dying, we find out if we have completed our life goals, and remember the ones we forgot.
The film Apocalypse Now tells the story of a group of soldiers who go on a mission to assassinate a rogue United States colonel who has established a colony in North Vietnam. The director of the film is Francis Coppola, who is known for his role in producing Jeepers Creepers and for his role in directing the film series of The Godfather. Coppola was “one of his era 's most impassioned talents” and “most erratic; in both his career and his personal life”. Perhaps his biggest success of his career; however, came from Apocalypse Now. The film he directed received eight Academy Awards nominations, won Oscars, and despite reviews was a huge success.
One of the ways the theme is demonstrated in Night is when Elie and his family are put in “ghettos”. This relates to the theme because when they are moved into the “ghettos”, they are allowed to do what they want but they are still confined in that certain area. Houses were crowded, because of the Jews in the community. “Little by little life returned to normal. The barbed wire which fenced us us in did not cause us any real fear”(9).
Apocalypse now redux is an American movie set during the Vietnamese War , directed by Francis Ford Coppola and first released in 1979. It is inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novel : Heart of Darkness. The movie takes place in Vietnam in 1970 and narrates the journey of Captain Willard up the river to find and kill Colonel Kurtz. In this essay the question : How and why is a social group represented in a particular way? will be analysed by looking at the depiction of the american troops in the first battle scene of the movie.
"Never shall I forget that night, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed...... Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself." The air filled with the smell of burning flesh that reminded Jews of the death. The gigantic flames were leaping up from a ditch that had devoured millions of souls. The lorries on the conveyor were not delivering loads but human beings.
In fact, before the trip Elie looked at the gates in front of the prisoners that would lead majority of them to their death. Once outside the camp, “it seemed as though an even darker night was waiting for us on the other side” (84). The motif of night can be identified effortlessly because of the key words and attention grabbing context of the literary
Loren Eiseley explores the theme of the journey of dark descent in collection of essays called The Night Country, particularly in his essay titled “The Places Below.” Along with this comes the imagery of darkness, of “the night country,” which gives the volume its title and unifying theme. The “night country” into which people descend is described as a series of dark caves, tunnels, labyrinths, tombs, basements, and hidden passages by Eiseley. Per Eiseley, we will be drawn to the darkness because: You will be drawn to it by cords of fear and of longing. You will imagine that you are tired of the sunlight; the waters that unnerve you will tug in the ancient recesses of your mind; the midnight will seem restful – you will end by going down (Eiseley, 15)
By the time they met for the final time, Victor had past and the monster stood alone to wallow in misery and loneliness, and it was at this time the creation shared his true feelings regarding the world he was forcefully brought into. He spoke over his dead creator and spoke “some years ago, when the images which this world affords first opened upon me, when I felt the cheering warmth of Summer and heard the rustling of the leaves and the warbling of the birds and these were all new to me, I should have wept to die; now it is my only consolation (Shelley 207).” Humanity tainted what once enjoyed life and left only lingering feeling of hatred and contempt even for his own misery of a
Although nobody has experienced it or heard of similar cases since then, that did not stop people from trying. And as for those who are near death, they would go to the Land of Eternal Rest to do closed cultivation, hoping to breakthrough. But if they were to fail and die, they would put all their hopes on that legend. The Land of Eternal Rest is always deadly silent, and it was no different today. The sky was dark and gloomy like always, the dirt was filled with dry cracks, and the cold wind carried dead leafs around the land.