As I see it Wiesel is trying to say that when he remembers what has happened to him so far, he feels hopless. But because he remembers, he must not feel hopeless. Memory is power and it will save humanity and in this case the Jews. In the book Wiesel shares his memory of many people warning the Jews about the coming of the Nazis, which the Jews didn 't believe in and act upon. These mistakes of neglection caused them to loose their loved ones.
For example, in “Resistance During the Holocaust” we see different ways of actively and passively resisting Nazi atrocities. People can best respond to conflict by passively resisting because they wanted to keep their family and friends safe, maintain hope to ensure survival, and they had little or no access to weapons, no ability to move about freely, and most of the people were not interested in resisting the Nazi power.
He put aside their differences in beliefs and the fact Pauline is ashamed of them all. He risked his life to save hers. Nanapush and Fleur’s main goal is to reserve the tribe, while Pauline sets to destroy it and cover it up completely. Both Nanapush a Fleur put aside their differences and helped her out. Fleur is the character who the audience wanted to know more about, yet Erdrich kept her as a mystery with what she was thinking and believed.
Both Okwonkwo and Nathan experience something in their past that they try to run from, and when someone is trying to escape their past, there is nothing you can do. It may seem that the sacrifices they made were for the good of others but when looking more deeply to it, they weren’t sacrificing for the good of others. Rather they were doing it for their own purposes and at the end both suffered from the sacrifices they
From this viewpoint, by not taking matters into his own hands, George could have vindicated himself of blame. Instead, he would now have to go the rest of his life knowing he ultimately was the one who ended Lennie’s life. While it is true that he would not have been responsible, it is critical to understand that George was not so much concerned with how others might perceive him after the killing as he was concerned with the Lennie’s comfort in his moments before dying. If the angry mob had pulled the trigger, Lennie’s last emotion would be bewildering fear and distress. To avoid this piteous way of dying, George told Lennie to face the river while he told Lennie their favorite fairytale-like story of one day living on a farm.
However, a positive attitude doesn't always solve the conflict. Anne Frank was still caught by the Nazis, Churchill’s speech didn’t end the war, and the letters to a friend didn’t take the people out of the camp; but a positive attitude made the conflict seem to drift away. Positive attitudes allow people to come up with effective solutions, but they still, in a way, respond to conflict and help stop it. A positive attitude and a forward mindset will pave the way for other solutions, and end the
The Joad’s quickly realized that in order to overcome such a misfortune there must be a change in their ways. While experiencing various accounts of adversity, the Joad’s were forced to come face to face with their problem. The Joad’s had a set mind that they were not going to be overcome by the fear that their adversities brought. They were able to pick themselves up and persevere. By the end of their journey, the love and hope of the family had become an indestructible
However, this love and compassion blinded Gatsby and prevented him from coming to terms with reality, and its true consequences. This limitation ultimately put Gatsby in a situation where his life was ended tragically, yet his death was seen as a way to embrace his
Hosseini shows us how Amir is constantly dealing with the remorse of the incident, but does not attempt to redeem himself until later in his life when Hassan has died. He acts with the motive of relieving his own guilt rather than from the goodness of his heart and redemption from the person he hurt, Hassan. Amir is an example of how humans often tend to think that redemption is forgiveness of self and feeling content, however, the act of redemption should be recognizing a mistake and working towards a change to fix that mistake. In order to be redeemed, the first step is understanding the mistake and the path towards redemption. After Hassan’s rape, Amir knows that he had not done the right thing and turned his back on Hassan when he had an opportunity to help him.
He did a great job on only wanting to provide for his family and to continue living as the day goes by. If he would have to ask for revenge things would have gone way more out of control and perhaps maybe Fidel would have not been alive nor his family. An example is someone was a victim in a shooting he survived, but he did not want it to end there, so he asks for revenge. The victim and his brother went out for the suspects they found them, but they did not make it alive. So this is why Fidel enthusiasm and decision and leaving it there not wanting to do anything with the criminals was a great choice.
As the time went by inside the camps, many wondered if it would be better to just give up, give up and forget all the misery they have gone through. To just let go and fall in the arms of god. However, for some that was not the case, they fought until they no longer had a sense of what they were doing and if it was the right thing to do. They had hope, hope that made them feel as if this was not real, that it would all pass soon. For example, Elie Wiesel said ”I pinched myself: Was I still alive?