Humanity In Elie Wiesel's Tuesdays With Morrie

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Alan Platon once said, “There is only one way in which one can endure man’s inhumanity to man and this is to try, in one’s own life, to exemplify man’s humanity to man.” Over the course of history it is very easy to see that man’s own worst enemy is often man himself. This can be seen during the Crusades or during the reign of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany. In Night, Elie Wiesel shows how man can be so inhumane to his fellow man through his experience in the Holocaust. He also shows how one can step above this and not let inhumanity tear him apart. Mitch Albom talks about humanity and inhumanity in a different light in Tuesdays with Morrie. Mitch’s old professor, Morrie Schwartz, is dying from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, but he does not let this stop him. Mitch and Elie’s novels have similar, yet different approaches on the themes of humanity and inhumanity. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch conveys the themes of humanity and inhumanity. Mitch moves away after college and becomes a sports writer. He is a workaholic and always seems to put…show more content…
Each portray good things in their stories about how man can be humane. This comes in the form of Morrie telling Mitch life lessons that will help him grow as a person and as a husband. It also comes in the form of Elie never giving up on his father. They take different approaches to inhumanity when Mitch talks about Morrie's disease and how allowed Morrie to teach him so many life lessons. Elie takes another path because he sees no good that came out of the humanity see saw. People were beaten and killed. The inhumanity also made him lose something he kept so dear, his religion. Overall, there is a lot that can be learned about humanity and inhumanity in Tuesday with Morrie and in Night. Even though the darkness of inhumanity can cast a shadow over the world, one must not falter to it and let one’s humanity shine
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