Imagine all your human right’s strip away from you within a second. Throughout history governments have denied human right to a certain group of people by adopting new polices and/or violence. A government using violence against it people to get them to agree or even do what they want is still seen today. Throughout history countries like Cambodia and Rwanda are places where the government look away their people’s human rights.
Marc Pillai Ms Mason ENG3U Friday 6 June 2016 Night Elie Wiesel The novel Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is a World War II story that talks about the detrimental experience in the concentration camps. The protagonist, Elie Wiesel is taken to Auschwitz, one of the most frightening concentration camps held by the Germans. As a result of the separation between males and females Elie is left with only his father. The relationship between both Elie and Chlomo are kept together in faith throughout the novel.
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” (Bob Marley) Throughout history there are few people remembered for their integrity, for their tyranny, dishonesty, selfishness, yes, but integrity is such a rare true thing that is untouchable by those around those who possess it. It shines through the darkness. For instance, William Wilberforce, born and raised in a wealthy traditional family was involved in abolitionism,promoting education for the underprivileged, Christianity, strict uprightness and health and wellbeing of animals. Wilberforce worked from the age of 27 till his death he worked in parliament to outlaw the slave trade. Or Winston
In the novel, “Night” Elie Wiesel communicates with the readers his thoughts and experiences during the Holocaust. Wiesel describes his fight for survival and journey questioning god’s justice, wanting an answer to why he would allow all these deaths to occur. His first time subjected into the concentration camp he felt fear, and was warned about the chimneys where the bodies were burned and turned into ashes. Despite being warned by an inmate about Auschwitz he stayed optimistic telling himself a human can’t possibly be that cruel to another human.
May 25, 1997, Sherrice Iverson, a 7-year-old girl lost the chance to grow up and live a full life. Jeremey Strohmeyer, a teenage boy walked into the women’s bathroom and intentionally molested and strangled the innocent child. David Cash was a key factor to whether that girl had a chance to a future or not. Choosing to ignore what he witnessed, he walked out of the bathroom leaving the teenage boy and 7 year old girl alone. Because of Cash’s decision, it created a controversial debate of whether he should continue to go to Berkeley.
Night Literary Analysis Many people have written about their horrific experiences during the Holocaust, as there are many different stories to be told. But when Elie Wiesel wrote Night, he did not hold back on many details. He was very vivid with his grave memories. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses metaphors, repetition, and symbolism to indicate the unmeasurable amount of unnecessary pain, suffering, fear, and horror that had taken place. He wanted to exhibit that during this time, he was witness to many unspeakable crimes and horrors.
In the novel Night, the word night contained great significance and has very deep meaning. Elie’s memory of everything in this time period is dark and tragic. It is called Night to show what he felt like during this whole time period, and it felt like one long, painful night to him. Night represents the pain, fear, death, and darkness from Elie’s past.
Night has revealed to me the immensity of the suffering and ruthlessness that Jews were subjected to on daily basis during the holocaust in an emotional and moving first-hand experience. I choose a train, symbol of oppression, to represent the initial separation from a normal life in which everyone inside the crowded train car received, along with a taste of the pain and suffering that was soon to be forced upon them. I choose this quote to show how shocking mentally and physically the transition phase was from a normal life to that of the oppressed and to emphasize how easily he gave up in the beginning. Despite this, he managed to persevere and overcome the enormous challenges of surviving in a concentration camp.
What separates humans from animals is that when the same tragedy occurs over and over again without hinting at its end, people have the conscience to push for a solution to end the vicious cycle. When evil, greed, and hatred seem to be the driving force of the world, it is the responsibility of humans to advocate for a better life and to even “suffer and die for a concept,” if that is necessary (Steinbeck 151). Change and justice will never occur if everyone stands back idly, waiting for someone else to do it. Change begins with every individual, and they must make the change happen, especially if no one else
In the world today, there are good kind hearted people, and there are also individuals who have immoral ulterior motives. But, to truly gain an insightful view of the person is to regard their actions under extreme conditions and pressure. While Elie Wiesel suffers during the Holocaust in his memoir Night, he witnesses the actions—whether good or bad, of the people he meets, and their motives that were never forgotten, as displayed in the novel. Since the Holocaust was an extreme event that caused pressure to make the right decisions, and suffer by the hands of the Nazis, or to act with neglect to the victims and be ridden with guilt, it can be said many Holocaust victims suffered, and some of the bystanders noticed and took action. One such
Elie Wiesel is a very significant man for surviving three horrendous Nazi concentration camps. He describes theses terrifying times in his novel Night. Elie describes in his novel go against human rights and deprives humans of their basic needs to survive. In the universal declaration of human rights there are 30 articles that describe are basic rights as human and all of these rights were broken in novel Night. The new york times describes the novel as “A slim volume of terrifying power.” “Did I write it so as not to go mad or, on the contrary, to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness” (Wiesel 25)? We can connect with the same type of events in our time with 9/11 that has happened in our lifetime. An even filled with fear and terror that happened in our home country. Strikes fear in everyone's eyes , also people were scared of the unknown. This has similarities to the events that happened during the holocaust. It is not right to treat people as less than humans, what is the consequence of doing this?
I learned a lot of new information while reading Night, there were many things I didn’t know about the Holocaust before that I know about now. I never knew much about the conditions of the camps or how the people were treated there, I just knew that they were dreadful places. Now I can have an image of the camps in my head, what it looked like for the people who had to live in these horrendous camps. They committed so many execrable acts on people, they performed experiments on people, murdered whoever they wanted, starved people and many more gruesome things. I didn’t realize how bad the conditions really were and how badly the people were treated. They killed dozens and dozens of people and did it on a daily basis. I didn’t know how many
Throughout our planet’s history, human rights have been violated countless times, and very little efforts have been made to address these violations and protect the people’s rights. When greed grips on to people, they seem to forget all that is ethical. They are willing to sacrifice the lives of others for their own personal gain. Human rights violations in Nigeria are a perfect example of this. Oil companies have failed to respond to numerous cases of human rights abuses in the region.
To find a man who has not experienced suffering is impossible; to have man without hardship is equally unfeasible. Such trials are a part of life and assert that one is alive by shaping one’s character. In the autobiographical memoir Night by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, this molding is depicted through Elie’s transformation concerning his identity, faith, and perspective. As a young boy, Elie and his fellow neighbors of Sighet, Romania were sent to Auschwitz, a macabre concentration camp with the sole motive of torturing and killing Jews like himself. There, Elie experiences unimaginable suffering, and upon liberation a year later, leaves as a transformed person. His story displays how, though experiences affect decisions, it is the individual who chooses to either find purpose when there does not seem to be a clear objective, or allow one’s anguish to be fruitless. This concept is further explored with psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s idea of logotherapy, and discussed in Elie’s interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey decades after the Holocaust. In Night, Elie is overwhelmed by his suffering, as he experiences a deprivation of individuality, degradation of faith, and drainage of emotion, but he manages to find a way to channel this affliction into productivity and become a survivor rather than a victim.