Compare And Contrast Go Ask Eye And Night By Elie Wiesel

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There are many ways to compare the literary works, GO ASK ALICE by anonymous and NIGHT by Elie Wiesel. Both works have similar aspects to them. Both main characters have a relationship with their parents, the main characters are in the works with having a relationship with God and finally, both of the protagonists have recurring images of death and dying. In GO ASK ALICE and NIGHT, the main characters have to deal with similar aspects.

In the book GO ASK ALICE, Alice has a decent relationship with her parents especially with her father when she realises that she 's going against her father and that he has no understanding of what she is going through in her life. When Alice says “Anyway I seem to …show more content…

The book Night, Elie knows he has to be an obedient, caring son and should help and show respect to his father when his father is sick but the fellow prisoners and officers make that hard to do. “The officer came closer and shouted to him to be silent. But my father did not hear. He continued to call me. The officer wielded his club and dealt him a violent blow to the head. (8.92-96).” Later in the concentration camp, fellow prisoners including Elie, starts thinking the God he knew when he was innocent. but this God has a different persona, possibly one indifferent to suffering, “Some of the men spoke of God: His mysterious ways, the sins of the Jewish people, and the redemption to come. As for me, I had ceased to pray. I concurred with Job! I was not denying His existence, but I doubted His absolute justice. (3.175).” During this time, the violence was very extreme that even Elie wanted it to be a nightmare. “I pinched myself: Was I still alive? Was I awake? How was it possible that men, women, and children were being burned and that the world kept silent? No. All this would not be real. A nightmare perhaps … Soon I would wake up with a start, my heart pounding, and find that I was back in the room of my childhood, with my books

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