Differences And Similarities Between Night And Night By Elie Wiesel

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In the film “Life is beautiful”, we meet a father and son who get sent to a concentration camp. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, we are also introduced to a father and son that get sent to a concentration camp. These two stories both share some similarities and some differences. “Life is Beautiful” can come off as a bit problematic because the story is not very similar to how life actually was in the concentration camps. In this essay, I will be explaining the similarities and differences between the two stories but also explain how the film can be somewhat problematic. Since the two stories told are alike, we can dive down and find how they correlate with each other. The fathers and sons are Elie and his dad Schlomo and Roberto and his son Giorgio. As I said before, both stories are told about a father and son duo who try to make it out together but the father ends up dying. Another similarity is how strong of a bond the fathers and sons have. They keep each other going through hardship but in different ways. They helped their fathers not give up in unimaginable ways. …show more content…

The film is obviously a fictional film while the book is a real story of Elie’s life in the concentration camp. Elie’s father Schlomo does not try to hide the horrors of what was happening inside the camps. This also has to do with the age and maturity of the sons. Elie was older and did understand what he was seeing while Roberto knew he could mask what was going on because Giorgio was only four. The ways they help their fathers are different, Giorgio helps his father by being pure and giving him hope while Elie pushes his father to keep going and holds him accountable for the work he

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