In Night, one is faced with silence and negligence from the world. While being unwillingly evacuated from his home, Eliezer’s friends and neighbours stayed inside and watched as their former companions marched to their impending death. As Eliezer noted, “from behind their windows, from behind their shutters, our fellow citizens watched as we passed.’ (Eliezer Wiesel, 19) The Hungarian civilians watched in silence too naive and confused to approach the German military and help the Jewish people. Throughout the memoir, Eliezer takes great observation of how ruthless and malicious the German military guards were. Eva Olson a holocaust survivor once said, “The reason why the Germans took so many pictures was because they were proud and wanted
It is estimated that 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel somehow managed to beat those odds. Sadly there was no one there to save Elie, the protagonist of Night, from the misery and distress that he would experience as he went through the Holocaust. He survived harsh beatings, sickness, hunger, thirst, dysentery, and all the other forms of death that plagued his environment. All this would not come without a toll on who Elie was as a character, causing him to undergo a dynamic change. Dynamic changes such as his view on family, religion, freedom, and his identity all make Elie Wiesel a dynamic character.
The Jews in the town were forced into a small ghettos in Sighet. Next, they are herded into cattle cars. After days and nights of cramming inside the car, exhaustion and starvation, they arrived in Birkenau. When they arrived in Birkenau, Elie and his father were separated from his mother and sisters. The Jews are evaluated whether they should be killed immediately or put to work. Eliezer and his father passed the evaluation. They are brought to the prisoner’s barracks. The Jewish arrivals is treated with cruelty. The captors march them from Birkenau to the main camp, Auschwitz. They arrive in Buna, a work camp, where Elie is put to work in an electrical-fittings factory. Under slave-labor conditions, severely malnourished and decimated by the frequent selections, the Jews take solace in caring for each other, in religion, and in Zionism, a movement favoring the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine, considered the holy land. The prisoners are forced to watch the hanging of fellow prisoners in the camp courtyard. They even hang small child. Because of the horrific conditions in the camps, many of the prisoners begin to slide into cruelty, concerned only with personal survival. Sons begin to abandon and abuse their fathers. Elie himself begins to lose his humanity and his faith in God and in the
Intelligence, hard working, and fighter are three characteristics of Katherine Johnson. Many people know that Katherine Johnson was a huge help in the space race that sent John Glenn to space, but she was so much more. As a well known NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson showed America that African-American women could do the same as men could. She left a lasting legacy by helping other people that African-American women could be just like a man and have the same job as them.
The novel Night by “Ellie Wiesel” is a survivor 's story of his experiences in the Holocaust. It covers his life before and during the concentration camps. In these times the path was not always straight and the overwhelming circumstances caused people to make decisions that were rushed or insensible. People got caught up in disbelief and chose not to take action where action would have saved their lives. These opportunities presented were missed or brushed aside and caused the death of thousands of people. Ellie and his family are no exception. The Weisel family missed many opportunities that could have altered the course of their lives.
Many books have the same themes and even some books have the same setting, ideas, or characters. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Night by Elie Wiesel, both Liesel from The Book Thief and Elie for Night both share a common theme: suffering. Both Liesel and Elie suffer from the loss of their family. It is very hard on them since they have almost no one to depend on; they are by themselves essentially. Suffering is a major problem that both Liesel and Elie have to endure with in order to survive.
Conflict can influence an individual’s decisions and actions. People have conflicts everyday. Conflicts can sometimes be as simple as which milk you are going to buy. Conflicts can also be as difficult as watching your parents going through a divorce. Some people can prevail because they learn how to live with the difficulties of adversity. In “The Impossible Knife of Memory,” Hayley has to deal with the adversity of living with her father whose PTSD is tearing him apart. Most people wouldn’t be able to handle the stress and pain it would bring. Some people can handle the stress of adversity with the help of others,support from loved ones and commitment to one’s self and family.
Dehumanization made people feel like they are worthless. When they came to the camp, they were dehumanized by giving less food and crammed them into barracks which had little space to sleep, they also stripped them and cut their hair. Nazi generals took their belongings and valuables from Jews. Jews and other targeted groups were tattooed numbers to get registered. On Eliezer’s first day of the camp, “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky”(Wiesel 34). On Eliezer's first day he passes by a pit where babies were thrown. Nazi threw children, men and women’s bodies into piles of bodies and then burnt them. Victims were also forced to march if one falls to the ground, then they would kill them immediately. When Jews were sent place to place, they were crammed into a cattle car which included “eighty...in the car” (Wiesel 24) and then “100 or so in the wagon” (Wiesel 103). This explains how people got really thin and more people were able to fit in at the end of the memoir. Dehumanization took a big role in the
The fact that all the men were fighting for a single piece of bread symbolizes that even the smallest most simple items were cherished for men, women, and children in concentration camps. The men on the train were willing to go to the greatest extremes to survive. An old man of Elie’s wagon had gotten a piece of bread and quickly put it into his mouth. But, just as his did this, “a shadow had lain down beside him” (Wiesel, 101). This shadow turned out of be the man's son, who killed his own father for the crust of bread still clutched in his father's fist. Once his father was dead, the son showed no sympathy or sadness. He immediately “took the crust of bread, and began to devour it” (Wiesel, 101). This shows how selfishness can lead to people to do things that they could normally not even imagine doing. The metaphor and imagery of “a shaddow” show that the old man would never have expected his loving son to be the one to take his life. His son’s selfish nature took over and caused him to do something that would haunt him for his entire life. This shows that in the most difficult times, people don't think about others, they think about doing everything possible to
Dorothea Dix once said, “In a world where there is so much to be done. I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do.”- Dorothea Dix. She was a very inspiring person who never stopped doing the right thing. Today will touch on three main points, Dorothea’s childhood, her struggles in life that she overcame, and finally her accomplishments and why she was such a great, admirable person, so let's begin.
What was the Civil War? The Civil War was between the United States and Confederate States of America. In this research paper,I will be talking about Harriet Beecher Stowe background, perspective during the civil war, and impact on the civil war.
Who is Katherine Johnson? Katherine Johnson is a black mathematician. She was born August 26, 1981, born in White Sulphur Springs, WV. She was born to the parents of Joshua and Joylette Coleman. She is the youngest of four children. Her father was a lumber man and her mother worked as a teacher. Katherine parents knew she love math at a young age. When Katherine was 13 her parents enrolled her In the Institute West Virginia. She graduated from high school when she was just 14 years of age. When Katherine turned 18 she attended West Virginia State College. She brought her love of math to college with her she took every math course the college had to offer. Many of her teachers horned her so they began to take her under their wings. She was a very bright and smart student. Math teachers and chemist were really paying her close attention.
Mary Ann Hopkins came from a suburbs of Boston, where she attended private school with her little sister. Whenever they go on family trip, they go for adventure and explore. She was always curious about the world ever since she was a little girl. She was a smart girl and like to learn new things. As a result, she taught herself how to knit, crochet, and sew. She overcome traumatic events and accomplished many great achievements.
I remember when I was at the mall and my godmother had took me so I couldn't notice that they had thrown me a suprize party.So then me and my godmother were going to different stores and when we were done shopping she asked me if i wanted to go anywhere else I said “No I want to go home”so then she said “Ok i'll take you home but first let's go to the park for a while” so then she took me to the park meanwhile she bought me a box of pizza for me and her. When we got to the park we sat down and started eating the pizza.
The client I was seeing had returned from Afghanistan less than a year ago. After completing an assessment we sat down to record his military history. It is important to be careful when asking any questions, since it may trigger any underlying intrusive memories. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) follows a three symptom diagnosis criteria following an exposure to an overwhelming event. The first criteria would be questions on any haunting intrusive memories. I would ask the veteran if there was anything that might make him remember things he wish he didn’t, or experience nightmares or flashbacks. The Second criteria is for exploring any anxiety disorders. Asking him if he gets easily startled, can’t sleep, can’t concentrate and feels like