Elie Weisel, And Farewell To Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki

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Lost Faith in Humanity The authors of Night, Elie Weisel, and Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki, both lost a lot of their faith in humanity, but because of certain experiences, it seems that Elie lost the most hope in the human race. Elie lost his mother, father, and sisters to the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. Whereas, Jeanne did not have to go through the death of any of her family due to the internment camp, so she was not as traumatized by her unfair treatment. Because of Elie’s loss of family members, he had lost more faith in humanity. Elie also saw more horrific things done to others by Nazis that he had questioned the kindness in all people. Jeanne witnessed more of social injustice and was just extremely disappointed in her country, but she really did not see anything that would lead her to believe that all people have a monster inside them.
Between the experiences of both Elie and Jeanne, it seems that Elie had lost the most belief in humanity, because of the great amount of oppression that he faced from the Axis powers in Germany. “Suddenly the evidence overwhelmed me: there was no longer any reason to live, any reason to fight”(Elie Weisel 99). Elie lost so much hope in humanity that he felt like there was no longer any purpose to live in his abusive life. He was so oppressed in the concentration camp that he wanted to just give in to them and have his life come to an end to finally escape the torment of the anti-Semite extermination.

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