Compare And Contrast Winston Churchill And Elie Wiesel

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“If you 're going through hell, keep going “- Winston Churchill “Un di Veit Hot Geshvign “(And the World Remained Silent) - Eliezer Wiesel. These last two quotes are inspiring yet the theme is different. Winston Churchill and Elie Wiesel, two exceptional individuals, who lived through the war and presented us with their point of view towards the war and how to cope with it. The best way to solve conflict is by speaking up, just like Wiesel. He kept a positive mentality and made certain everyone’s voice was heard too. He prepared day and night making sure that Britain won the war against Germany. War is better than peace at determining who is the group, what are its boundaries, and what it stands for. Churchill was a soldier who became prime…show more content…
He knew that it was important for people to speak out and be heard. Wiesel believed in justice for all. He swore to never remain silent whenever human lives were being humiliated and were suffering. He understood that now and then it was necessary to oppose whenever human lives were threatened, whenever men and women were persecuted for their political view, race, and religion. One of my favorite lines from his discourse is, “As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our life will be filled with anguish and shame.” The reason I chose that line is that he is allowing us and the victims to know that we aren 't alone. This way we aren 't forgetting them, and that when they are incapable of speaking out, we are here to be their voices. We are here to protect them against whatever and whoever we have to stand up against because we are all one. We are all human. On page 56, Elie says “There is so much to be done, there is so much that can be done. “And that is absolutely accurate. There are a lot of things that can and should be changed about the world. But, there are many people who would want to help but because they are “different…show more content…
My point of view is that it is better to speak up in order to solve the conflict. I think that it is better to speak up because there are so many people who are intimidated to say what they think. They keep quiet and are never heard. It is very significant for everyone’s opinion to be heard. Commonly when people are getting abused, for instance, they are terrified to tell someone about it, so they suffer. I admire Churchill’s courage to fight for Britain by going to war, but I feel like he could 've done something else.It creates financial problems for all the parties involved, creates sadness, resentment, and most devastatingly: people die. If you go to war, not only are you losing money, that could be used for schools, shelter, hospitals, and food, you are exposing the lives of innocent people. War has never solved anything. Murdering an individual is never justifiable. Never. Death rips families apart, destroys bonds, and terminates love. Soldiers get hurt, physically and mentally, and killed. Think about all the children that are witnessing their friends and family die because of the wars. Each unique individual has a family, a job, love life, dreams and ambitions. All of which situations could have been solved much less violently, and less destructive.Animals and their natural habitats are also destroyed.They are not responsible for all the mischief that is being done, so why hurt them. It is definitely not fair. Ask yourself, how many lives should a leader be
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