Few survived this calamitous time period. Elie Wiesel was one of the lucky few. He wrote an inspiring memoir Night, about his experiences at the concentration camps giving the reader emotions and empathy for Elie Wiesel. Elie also was in a moving documentary with Oprah called Winfrey and Wiesel Auschwitz. The documentary provided images and videos allowing the viewer to realize the amount of damage the Holocaust did to so many.
He also wanted to express and show what can really happen in in real life situations. He also wanted to give the readers a mental picture of what it would have really been like to live near a concentration camp or even live in one. The writer might have first got the interest in the holocaust if he found out that he had family members involved in this time. Describe the relationship between Bruno and Gretel? What kind of characters is each of them?
The use of imagery, framing, and wording explain the underlying themes in the story. The climax of Vladek’s story is when he and his wife Anja are fleeing Poland and the Gestapo catches them. They are then taken to Auschwitz, which was their greatest fear. The techniques in this section enhance the themes and help end the book with a cliffhanger. The imagery in this scene was powerful and a critical component of the storytelling.
Riis alluded to many conditions that those who lived in tenements had to deal with on a daily basis, although his writing was often racist and stereotypical, generalizing many groups of people. However, Riis did do justice to the horrors that the “Other Half” experienced, informing those who did not live there or did not know much about the actual living
Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel, Les Miserable resonated with overtly and covertly in the Holocaust. This thesis helps college-level students to comprehend the cruel behavior place for the people in the Holocaust period. Les Miserables emerged from a network of the cultural and social significance to understand the political viewpoint. The novel has important aspects which involving the setting, violence, identity, hiding, hunger, memory, and social justice. “Jean Valjean’s flashback sequences, using a grainy, high-contrast and washed out image to denote Valjean’s harsh prison labor” (Carr, 5).
Reflection I chose this topic for my historical investigation as I believe the topic of the Cold War is still significant and relevant today. It still has relevance to today’s society because it has drastically shaped civilization. The Cold War can explain the current instability in many of the world’s hotspots and is the origin of major institutions such as NATO which are still influential. North Korea is proof that segregation between communism and capitalism is not over and shows that the tension still remains prominent even though the Cold War ended almost 3 decades ago. The nuclear arms race was central to the Cold War and I believe that it is still significant because counties continue spending enormous amounts of money on nuclear weapon development and have disagreements over nuclear weapon testing.
Ray Bradbury’s famous novel, Fahrenheit 451, is the story of oppression and society that has related to our world for decades. This is the story of a futuristic world where firemen start fires and burn books, because books are dangerous. However, when one fireman, Guy Montag, begins to have second thoughts about his line of work, the results are both catastrophic and uplifting. After reading the first part of this novel, “The Hearth and the Salamander,” I am very enthusiastic about reading the rest of the novel because of Bradbury’s well-developed characters, his original setting, and his well-written language and diction. This novel appeals to readers because of Bradbury’s complex, interesting characters.
The British reporter Adam Taylor addresses this issue in his article “Why the language we use to talk about refugees matters so much” published in The Washington Post on July 30, 2015. In his article Taylor makes his viewpoints very clear. “The way we talk about migrants in turn influences the way we deal with them, with sometimes worrying consequences.” Taylor believes that we talk poorly about refugees and that it influences the way we deal with them. Taylor explains that the reason we talk about them like that is the political influence. Most politicians talk about them in a way that many people find offensive.
It is also dubbed as the ”feel-good film of the decade” .It opens up the discussion of the current situation and several problems of most of the countries nowadays like human trafficking, religion conflicts, brutal syndicates, prostitution, poverty and poor education. If you have seen the movie you would have also said a lot of positive comments about it. The movie want us to have a positive outlook and courage in dealing with life’s challenges. This movie serves as an eye–opener to those in the public service. Aside from the pleasure, entertainment and inspirations we get from the movie, it also raise awareness about the bitter realities most of the poor people in the society experience.
In the speech Perils of Indifference, Elie explains why it is dangerous to not have an opinion on certain topics. He says that indifference is how the Holocaust got so bad, with other countries not taking a stance and fighting the Nazis. I think that the book, Night does a better job delivering Elie Wiesel’s message about the Holocaust than his speech, Perils of Indifference because it causes more emotion for me and helps me want to make a difference. Night is effective in delivering Elie’s message about the Holocaust because he gives more detail about what life was like in the concentration camps and his book was written close to his experience. In Night, there is great detail about Elie’s experiences in concentration camps.