Elie Wiesel's Life Is Beautiful

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"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." This quote by Matt Cameron (brainyquote) is telling us to live life freely and as best as we can. Life can be tough at times, but it's all on how you perceive your own life. Instead of going through the motions and letting life guide you, take life as a positive and live it to the fullest. In Elie Wiesel's (2006) book Night and the movie "Life is Beautiful" (2000), there are many different views and outlooks on life, but it's how you handle them that make it so much richer. The movie and the novel are both taking place during the holocaust where father/son relationships are exposed. Even though the story lines are the same, there are different outcomes. Different perspectives are portrayed…show more content…
But my heart was heavy. I was aware that I was doing it grudgingly." (Page 107 night) Eliezer is battling a war in his head whether to let his dad die and go on without him to save himself but he loves his father, so he gave him what was left of his soup. He also gave his dad a cup of hot black coffee. Elie took a drink and gave him the rest even though elie would have loved to take it himself. His dad yells," ..I can't go on.." (107 night) Eliezer's father screeches for help because of the dysentery he has. Elie does everything to make his father better but nothing works. Elie was clearly trying to take care of his dad and make him better so he would stay alive. In the movie "Life is Beautiful" Guido the father of Joshua, tells josh that they are going to play a game. Guido said the winner wins a big tank. To earn points, you must hide from the soldiers and work hard. It is clear here that Guido is taking care of young Joshua so that he doesn't find out the true reality of it…show more content…
Elie loses his faith in God when all of the things he's been put through. At the beginning of the novel, his friend Moshe the Beadle was his mentor and Elie would always look to him for help with studying his religion and worshipping God. By the end Elie is questioning God and his plan for him, his faith in God just vanishes. In "Life is Beautiful" Joshua thinks he is playing a game because all of the prisoners are going along with the idea of the game for the safety of Joshua. Once he finds Guido carrying a hot heavy piece of something, Guido tells him he's building the tank but Joshua is starting to think something is up. By the end Joshua continues to think he won the tank but Guido is no longer with him and Dora. The similarities in these stories is that both the children lose some type of faith, but the difference is that Elie loses all of his faith and Joshua gains his faith at the
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