This selection determined the difference between life and death for several individuals. One instance of this is a Jewish survivor known as Elie Wiesel. His first person narrative Nigh publishes his horrific experiences during the Holocaust. The memoir discusses the impressions the event had on him. Upon analyzing Night for the personal or cultural principles that were prioritized during the Holocaust, Wiesel utilizes literary devices to reveal that humans begin to lose faith, hope, and morality when subjected to circumstances of injustice.
He uses literary devices to allow the audience to experience what he and the other Jews went through during such a horrific time. Throughout the memoir literary devices helped demonstrate many different struggles and stituations the Jews faced. He shows us how naive, and in denial the Jews were, how he lost faith and all belief in god, and how the prisoners would never give up. Eliezer gives his readers an experience that cannot be forgotten and is like no
Meat packing industries were becoming more unsafe everyday. This led for more people to become sick and die from diseases because of the rotten, diseased, and contaminated foods they were ingesting. Many people were disturbed by the fact that these meat-packing industries were getting away with all the infections they had in the meat. They were so disturbed that they wanted to expose them and show what their company was actually like. These people became known as the muckrakers.
Through his perspective, the readers discover the cruel and disgusting practices taken against the Jews. For instance, they are compared to dogs, tattooed with numbers, and starved to the extent where they would kill one another for a piece of food. A German officer dehumanizes the Jews when he forces them into a cattle car. He states, "There
Storytelling within Beowulf often differs, a handful of the stories are told traditionally while others are used as a flashback or a foreshadow. Before Beowulf 's short battle with Grendel, he speaks of how the bloodbath could turn out. Here he states: “If Grendel wins, it will be a gruesome day; he will glut himself on the Geats in the war-hall… he will carry me away as he goes to ground, gorged and bloodied; he will run gloating with my raw corpse and feed on it alone, in a cruel frenzy fouling his moor-nest” (lines 442-451). In this instance, the “story” is seen as a foreshadow, despite it being incorrect. Beowulf did not boast of his unknown fate being successful but rather accepted the fact he could and might die while battling the beast, this showed his humble being and gained him respect within Hrothgar’s
Elie uses detailed words to create imagery that establishes the tone and the whole purpose of his story about what happened to the Jews in concentration camps. He used imagery to establish the tone of darkness and sadness. The way Elie used imagery in his story was not meant to surprise anyone, but to teach us what life looked like for a European Jew during those times. One out of many examples when Elie used imagery to establish the tone of darkness was when the leaders of the Jewish community where
With grotesque imagery Arora compels the reader to realize their hypocritical ways by intending to provoke a sense of pity and guilt within them. Arora’s abrasive imagery inflicts guilt upon meat-eaters with phrases such as “pumped her with bullets” and “died on the street in a pool of blood”. Carnivores feel remorse for their deadly eating habits when reading these shocking images that enable the reader to hear and witness the cruel acts they force these cows to endure.
Elie Wiesel, in his novel, Night writes about how during the Holocaust, Jews faced brutalizing and had to overcome tremendous difficulties. He adopts a mournful tone in order to explore the idea that the Nazi persecution was atrocious with struggles in humanity. Through personification. Wiesel implies, trying to find strength from within can lead to isolation of the soul. Wiesel uses personification to demonstrate loneliness: “I shall never forget Juliek...I don’t know how long he played.
For centuries mankind has faced injustice due to prejudice and hate. How we have dealt with unjust acts has shaped society and molded the way that we think, changing our very morals and values. In Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, millions of people in concentration camps, including Elie, endure the tyranny of Hitler’s rein in an unforgettable event known as the holocaust. The deplorable conditions and oppressive treatment emphasizes the injustice inflicted upon Elie and his comrades. Wiesel’s theme is to stand up against oppression and speak out against injustice.
How could soup taste good after watching someone die? The prisoners had seen and experienced so much brutality, endured repeated beatings, and humiliated beyond imagination, so one more death did not affect them. Their emotions hardened to the point of being non-existent… or so they thought. Although the prisoners seemed hardened and unaffected by death, a different hanging did deeply affect them. In this hanging, three individuals are condemned to die, one of them was a young child with “the face of a sad angel,” for sabotaging an electric power station (Wiesel 60).