Elie was held captive in concentration camps from 1944-1945. During his time in the concentration camps, he became grateful for what he had, overcame countless obstacles, and more importantly kept fighting until he was free. [The Holocaust is very important to learn about because it can teach you some important life lessons.] You should always be grateful for what you have, no matter what the circumstances are. This lesson can be learned when Elie says, “After my father’s death, nothing could touch me any more”(109).
During the second world war, prisoners of war were often troubled between maintaining their pride or choosing survival. For example, Elie’s first memories at camp showed the immense struggle he had that night with understanding his situation. After some thought, his interesting conclusion was that, “the stars were but sparks of the immense conflagration that was consuming us” (21). Later in the novel, as the prisoners were being prepared for the long march, Elie concluded he must persist through the route to keep his dignity and to live. In fact, before the trip Elie looked at the gates in front of the prisoners that would lead majority of them to their death.
Elie Wiesel has written his story from personal experience. The book Night gives you an inside image of the horrors and hopelessness in Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps of World War II. Wiesel tells how his childhood turns around within a few years of being a man in the concentration camps. From my perspective this book is not only a warning sign for our future generations, it’s a well descriptive novel and a good story to read, it gives a great Intel and goes into great depth about that time in history. Also one of the only books that has showed me one’s voice has a very huge impact than a listing of statistics.
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.
Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from difficulties. It is the ability to bounce back, no matter if it 's an object or person. As Margaret Thatcher said, “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” In the book, Night, by Elie Wiesel, a young Elie Wiesel and his family are taken from their hometown, Sighet, and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. In this book, Wiesel relives and tells the horrors and nightmares of what his friends, family, and himself went through while in the camps.
Fortunately, some prisoners managed to live through the hardship and told the world about their stories. One of those stories is Night, the story of a teenager who survived The Holocaust losing everything dear to him in the process. In Night by Elie Wiesel, his mental and physical grown was developed through symbolism. In Night by Elie Wiesel, “Last Night” conveys development in the main character.
Family is always there to help us and to get us through rough times. Night by Elie Wiesel took place in 1944 and is an autobiography telling us about Elie 's time in the concentration camps. In the novel, they went to four different camps. Those camps were, Birkenau, which is the reception center for Auschwitz, then to Buna, Gleiwitz, and finally to Buchenwald where they were saved by American troops. By examining the novel Night, we can see that family is the key to survival, which is important because those who do not have family often aren 't able to survive because they don 't have someone pushing them forward and helping them in life.
Compassion is a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble. These three factors are important throughout the book, I chose prompt 1. In the story Night by Elie Wiesel compassion plays a key role in the survival of Elie and the Jews in the concentration camp with him. The author Elie Wiesel’s view on compassion changes throughout the story. In the beginning Elie shows compassion to others and helps them survive during rough times.
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”
For every individual, it is difficult to give up two than one. In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie magnanimously inputs his blood and sweat by sacrificing his strength and rations for the survival of his father. He holds unconditional hopes of believing that he will be able to make not only himself survive through the brutal camps under German control, but also his father through his efforts. Through this, Elie uses the relationship with his father to suggest that individuals should be independent for better survival because it is more efficient to create a single, strong individual rather than two weak ones. Elie may have continuously helped his father in lengthening his endurance, but failed to straighten his father’s will.
When people think about the life of living in a concentration camp, they think about how unbearable and inhumane the way people were treated and how they had to live in order to survive. Elie Wiesel will help you better understand the way they lived and what they went through in their everyday life and what it felt like to finally be free. He tells us a story about the lifestyle in living in a concentration camp, how he and his father and many others try to survive, and how the people who survived were finally able the live free again and he tries to get people to understand everything that happened and how everyone who was brought the the camps understood what had happened. In the beginning of the book Night by Elie Wiesel everybody was being
The Jews in question are being held captive and are tortured for suspicion of sabotage; the young pipel remains silent in solitary confinement. He is being condemned to death, along with two other inmates, for possessing arms. When face to face with death, they remain silent. Silence is a key factor of Night, an autobiography written by Elie Wiesel. A story about how close to death the Jews are.
Death was the best thing that could have happened to Elie WIesel. In his book, night, he has to overcome some of the most gruesome experiences ever read about, and it’s a true story. He had to get over working in terrible conditions, get over losing his family, and forget his future as his faith was lost. To start off, Elie had to get over the unbearable dilemma of losing multiple members of his family. It is unimaginable to lose any family members in such a horrid way, but that was only one of the barriers he had to face.
It is a human instinct to prioritize one's well-being before others. We are constantly confronted with situations where we as humans have to take action for our own contentment. In the book, Night by Elie Wiesel, he shares his own traumatic experience of the Holocaust, which was a mass murder of 12 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, basically anyone who is different and wouldn’t fit into Adolf Hitler’s image of a perfect society. Despite how ruthless the Holocaust was, the Elie and his fellow prisoners fought and fought for their freedom, displaying how much humanity will fight for survival. By looking at the following examples: A child kills his own father for a loaf of bread, a son leaving his father behind during one of the march so he would not die, and Elie debating if he should let his father die so he could have a higher chance of surviving.
Elie: Throughout the book we see Elie change from a relatively normal teenage school boy and into a emotionally hardened young man who has become so accustomed to death that he rarely gives it a second thought, even if the person dying was a friend . This change took place because of the tortuous conditions that the Nazi´s subjected him to and that he lost so many family members and friends along the way. My passage shows Elie at a time when he is just starting his journey, yet you can tell that the concentration camps and the Nazi´s have already had a very serious effect on him. ¨He must have died, trampled under the feet if the thousands of men who followed us.