People can best respond to conflict by fighting by active resistance because to avoid later shame, show defiance, and die in your own way. When the war is over why should you live the rest of your life in shame, guilt, and humiliation? In the “Violence of Hope” Assi Bielski’s “father was a Jewish resistance fighter” (14). Her family happily talks about the war with no humiliation as she goes on saying, “it’s the number tattooed on your arm that is a constant reminder of the humiliation. For us, there was none of it” (16).
Cruelty Functions in the Book Night Cruelty, inhumanity, savagery, barbarity, are all words that describe what Elie Wiesel had to endure during the Holocaust. The book Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir of a victim who survived the Holocaust. During the book Night, Elie shows who he truly is through the fear and suffrage of the Nazis actions to him and his family during the Holocaust. Cruelty can alter a person's outlook on life very easily. Elie Wiesel, who actually wrote this book survived the holocaust,he was generous enough to share his experience while in the holocaust with the whole world.
The characterization of Moshie and Mrs. Shachter shows the indifference and denial of the Jews of Sighet. The chilling juxtaposition of a beautiful landscape containing a camp of death illustrates how the world not only was indifferent to the inhumane suffering, but also continued to shine brightly as if nothing really mattered. This timeless theme of denial and its consequences during the Holocaust echoes the struggles of those in our time who are persecuted solely due to their beliefs. The reader takes away the important lesson of never turning away from those who need it greatest, each time one reads Elie Wiesel’s memoir,
“Elie feels remorse after his father died.” In night by Elie Wiesel, jews were torchered for their faith in camps by nazis. A young man who’s life was flipped upside down because of this ended up being the only survivor in his family. He faced so many challenges that altered so much but in the end did he values life more, he has greater respect for life, and tries to show us what he went through so we can think the same. Sometimes certain experiences cause people to alter their ideas about what is valuable in life, in other cases, these experiences may, in fact, solidify what people value.
As a result of living in a concentration camp and the horrible experiences he lived through, it is evident that Wiesel begins to lose the faith that was once so important to him. Although Wiesel himself argues that he did not lose his faith, many would argue that the events that took place during the Holocaust caused Wiesel to resent God and lose his faith that was once so important to him. Growing up, Elie Wiesel’s faith
With physical proof, he divulged the real intentions of the Nazis which made him an outcast in the community, “[Moishe] went from one Jewish house to the next, telling his story and that of Malka, the young girl who lay dying for three days…” (7); since Moishe would not relent in spreading the truth of the horrors to come, people were made aware of the unfair treatment Hitler was encouraging. Even though he spoke words that opposed the beliefs of others, he relayed the truth about the oppression the Jews were to face, saying, “Jews, listen to me!”(7) when no one would acknowledge him. Having the courage to speak out against the persecution of the Nazis shows the valor of Moishe’s personality, furthermore, the idea that injustice should be vocalized is shown through Moishe’s
This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp. Here, every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else.
Understanding also appears in the nonfictional book, “Night” by Elie Wiesel. In the book, Elie understood the fear and hate in his parents when they were being taken away by the German soldiers. “I did not want to look at my parents’ faces. I did not want to break into tears. That was when I began to hate them, and my hatred remains our only link today.
In the dark there will always be light-Eric Catron. Bad situations normally call for not so good attitudes, but think, if you stay positive in a dastardly situation it could help not only yourself, but everyone around you. We recently read an excerpt from a book which contained the story of a young boy of the holocaust. In his story contains the sadness that the jewish people endured during time spent in camps designed to torture and frighten all of the jewish population, well the ones in the concentration camps. Though even in these dark hours he still tried to keep a positive attitude.
Pastor Niemöller was one of the many poor souls imprisoned in the death camps of the Nazi regime, and when he emerged from the nightmares and misery of the camp, he gave a short speech about how when the Nazis came after certain groups of people, such as Jews and Communists, he did not protest because he was not one of them. He then told about how when the Nazis came for him, “there was no one left to protest” (Niemöller). After quoting Niemöller’s speech, Fisher proceeded to tell the audience that one of history’s greatest lessons is, “If you believe you are safe, you are at risk” (Fisher). Fisher teaches the audience that ignoring AIDS raises the “risk” of causing a death toll to equal that of the Holocaust. She also models part of her speech like that of Niemöller.
Throughout Night, by Elie Wiesel, the narrator, Wiesel, was subjected to changes within his ideals and religious beliefs. When Wiesel was first introduced to the book, he was a devout Jewish boy who loved his father and had his total faith in God. Over time, Wiesel began to change as a result of being beaten down almost every day and witnessing his fellow Jews being worked to death or simply killed for not being fit enough. "I watched it all happening without moving. I kept silent.
The entire world was so ignorant to such a massacre of horrific events that were right under their noses, so Elie Wiesel persuades and expresses his viewpoint of neutrality to an audience. Wiesel uses the ignorance of the countries during World War II to express the effects of their involvement on the civilians, “And then I explain to him how naive we were, that the world did know and remained silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent when and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation” (Weisel). To persuade the audience, Elie uses facts to make the people become sentimental toward the victims of the Holocaust. Also, when Weisel shares his opinion with the audience, he gains people onto his side because of his authority and good reputation.
Elie Wiesel was one of the many unfortunate souls who were sent to Auschwitz, a well known concentration camp. He spent many painful years watching people get shot, or die of starvation; seeing people get sent to gas chambers for no reason. After he escaped, he turned bitter, and cruel. He later wrote the book Night. Elie Wiesel stated boldly, “The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.”
The Holocaust was a genocide that disposed of many Jews, of the survivors there was Elie Wiesel who held God high above him but later looked down upon him. Like others, Elie started to develop a feeling of hatred against God because of all the hardships they had to go through while God did nothing for them. Elie Wiesel relationship with God transforms during the years he left Sighet, his home, till the time he was liberated in Buchenwald. His feelings do vary but begin with his devotion, leading to doubt, and ending with a loss. Elie Wiesel was only a young boy at the time living in Sighet, who would cry while praying to god without a known reason.