“I realized that he did not want to see what they were going to do to me. He did not want to see the burning of his only son”(42). When Eliezer arrives at Auschwitz, the separation of his family puts an emotional toll on his father since he realizes that only him and Eliezer are still alive. This will be a catalyst to their relationship becoming stronger as they endure more together. Elie Wiesel, the author of the novel Night writes his own personal accounts of experiencing the Holocaust through the character Eliezer.
In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.
The image of Art wearing concentration camp clothing allows readers to recognize how connected he feels to his father’s experiences in the Holocaust. The only other time Art’s true feelings are expressed is when he accuses his father of being a “murderer” (Spiegelman 159) for destroying his mother Anja’s diaries. This shows a true loathing towards his father that has not been lessened even though these diaries would bring back awful memories to his father. Without always knowing Art’s feelings it is difficult to relate to and feel the passion for his second generation trauma.
In the book Night, Elie, the narrator, experiences some very onerous situations with his father. One of the situations that Elie and his father experience involves being forced to run from Buna to another concentration camp called Gleiwitz. While travelling to the next camp, Elie reflects on death and how easy it might be to stop attempting to survive. Elie even states that without his father he would not have been able to continue running and he would have eventually given up rather than continue to survive. His father's presence is the one thing that keeps Elie running and without this presence he might have fallen out of rank and been killed by the SS or the bitter cold.
He had no idea what that entailed but decided it was better to work hard and prove his worth than being beaten to death. Gruder, the Nazi leader of his sleeping block, explained that all the jobs had kapos, who wore green triangles. These, Jacob would soon learn, were the real slave masters at Auschwitz. They were still prisoners, but they had proven their loyalty to the camp leaders.
“He had to leap, and by his death the others would live.” In the compelling fantasy story Gregor The Overlander, by Suzanne Collins, Gregor the main character’s courageous acts to save his father from the Underland will not only heavily inspire you, but also chill you to the bone. At first I thought Gregor was weak and depressed, not wanting to go on another day. It was a horrible judgement. When he learned his dad was still alive somewhere in the Underland he was filled with so much courage to go and save him, that he would lay his own life on the line.
Elie is a young boy who lived with his family. Elie and his dad work for the Germans at the concentration camp stay alive, and they try to survive the holocaust by keep working for them. Elie Wiesel effective core quality throughout the book is that he was really scared and confidence. Elie core quality change by thing that happened, In front of him, his quality became more confident about himself because is normal for him. For example, when his father gets beat by of the German guard, he didn 't even blink about what happened.
Wiesel loved and cared deeply for his father and furthermore, as the Holocaust began to affect their lives, he felt responsible for his father, but ultimately, as his humanity was further tested, Wiesel also felt burdened by him. It was extremely evident that Wiesel cared about and loved dearly for his father because he made it evident in his actions. In Spring of 1944, World War II continued to rage near Sighet, Transylvania where Wiesel and his family resided in a small Jewish community. Since emigration certificates to Palestine could still be bought at that time, Wiesel asked his father “to sell everything, to liquidate everything, and to leave”
We decided to hot seat Owen, a soldier who had been writing to his fiancée, and ask him questions to extend our understanding of his feelings. We asked him things about how it felt to be away from his fiancée – horrible and he missed her very much – and why he decided to join the army – to continue his father’s legacy and make him proud. This helped us recognize his character’s feelings and motives better than we would have had we not hot seated him. We also used thought tracking to see what the characters were thinking at certain points. An example of this would be just before the soldiers were about to attack, we paused it and Miss asked us to say out loud what we believed our character would be thinking at that moment in time.
In the novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, Remarque retells the story of World War One from the viewpoint of the German soldier, Paul Baumer. Throughout the novel, Paul experiences the atrocities of this war, but unfortunately the effects of the war were worse than he had imagined. The war took a toll on the life of every single soldier, affecting their futures and families. However, the camaraderie the boys had formed allowed them to survive and ultimately was the only positive outcome of the war. Remarque includes sections throughout the novel that emphasize this deep bond that the soldiers share with one another.
One reason that ben and jew’s had coreg was “They had to have Courage because ben had to survive hitler 's army trying not to die with his family.” this was challenging for them because They have courage for this because they have to face all this when they had nothing to do with because hitler threatened germans to fight with him or they will die so they had no choice, so they had to kill all those jews or they will be killed. Another reason that he and jew’s had Courage was ben found tunnels and holes that he had to dig to sneak out of the ghetto and when he was out there he learned tricks of his family to get food there were holes in the wall and tunnels that led to the other side, so his family would not starve to death with the very small portion of food they gave them.” this had to be challenging for ben because ben had to figure out how to get out and learn all the tricks so his family would not starve to death befor the war was over. The last reason that they had to have courage because “He also had Courage because they had to sleep in the sounds of gun shots every day they could not go a day without hearing gunshots.”
In conclusion, Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor that delivers his effective speech on effects of indifference and makes sure the audience is aware coming into this new century. He uses facts from his history multiple time to back up his purpose. Furthermore, he leaves the audience with sympathy due to his history, but his ambition was to act as an admonition towards all the American people; that we should not only focus on what’s affecting our nation but to look over those who are on the verge of suffering. Not to mention that Wiesel’s message can be reflected as a reminder for today’s generation to prevent history from repeating.
Elie Wiesel was a writer who won the Nobel Peace Prize and was also a Holocaust survivor. Wiesel has written many books but his most famous is “Night” where he describes his experiences during the Holocaust where he survived living in the concentration camps. His book Night has been translated into over 30 languages and has sold millions of copies . Elie Wiesel was born on September 1928 in Sighet, Romania. Elie grew up with his mother, father, and three sisters in the town of Sighet.
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.