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Every life knows tragedy. While some tragedies may be greater than others, it is tragedy all the same. In his book Night, Elis Wiesel brings light to one of the most tragic events in our history The Holocaust. Wiesel describes his torturous treatment in the concentration camps, a place which stole everything from him: his home, his family, and even his faith in God. After seeing people tortured, gassed, and burned, Wiesel states, “my eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in the world without God, without man. Without love or mercy. I was nothing but ashes now, but I felt myself to be stronger than this Almighty to whom my life had been bound for so long. In the midst of these men assembled for prayer, I felt like an observer, a stranger”
“‘I have terrible news,’ he said at last. ‘Deportation.’ The ghetto was to be completely wiped out. We were to leave street by street the following day” (Wiesel 11). Throughout the vast novel, Night,by Elie Wiesel, the protagonist Elie had gone through agonizing experiences, for the duration of the gruesome and unspeakable genocide. He later wrote this book ten years following these tragic experiences. During these events Elie had his human rights taken away a countless amount of times.
“Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed.... Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live” (32). Never shall we forget the atrocious events that happened to upwards of six million Jews during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide run by Adolf Hitler to exterminate nearly a whole population of Jews and very few prisoners lived to tell their treacherous stories. Night, an autobiography that was written by Elie Wiesel, is from his perspective as a prisoner. The book focuses on Wiesel and his father experiencing the torture that the Nazis put them through, and the unspeakable events that Wiesel witnessed. The author, Wiesel, was one of the handfuls of survivors to be able to tell his time about the appalling incidents that occurred during the Holocaust. That being the case, in the memoir Night, Wiesel uses somber descriptive diction, along with vivid syntax to portray the dehumanizing actions of the Nazis and to invoke empathy to the reader.
“This Fleeting World” is a summarized version of world history in a short, 92 page book. How can such a small book tell such a large story? Well this book is divided into 3 sections, “The era of foragers”, “The agrarian era”, and “The modern era”. The first era is the era of foragers you may know as the hunter-gatherer era lasted between 300,000 BCE to 10,000 BCE according to this book and was by far the longest era in human history. The second era is the agrarian era which lasted between 13000 BCE and 1750 CE and was the 2nd longest era in human history. The third era is the modern era which started in 1750-present and is so far the shortest era in human history. Each of these sections are only approximately 30 pages long and is relatively short compared to most history books I have read.
This was the hell that was run by the evil Germans, six millions of Jews sacrificed in it. Night, a terrifying account of the Nazi death camp written by Elie Wiesel, explores the inhumanity among people, the place family plays in terrible circumstances and the place hope plays in the Holocaust.
The severely cruel conditions of concentration camps had a profound impact on everyone who had the misfortune of experiencing them. For Elie Wiesel, the author of Night and a survivor of Auschwitz, one aspect of himself that was greatly impacted was his view of humanity. During his time before, during, and after the holocaust, Elie changed from being a boy with a relatively average outlook on mankind, to a shadow of a man with no faith in the goodness of society, before regaining confidence in humanity once again later in his life.
How can extreme suffering change a person? Going through a German concentration camp causes many people to have life changing differences in their lives. Elie Wiesel tells his personal experience of going through a concentration camp in his book Night. He shares the horrific events that he, his father, and others had to experience. After going through so much, many people do not have the same mindset as they did before. Being tortured and watching others being tortured changes a person’s life, especially Elie’s, his father’s, Moshe the Beadle’s, and Rabbi Eliahou’s.
“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.”(Ellie Weisel). The Holocaust is often a topic authors use to educate readers about the horrors that happened in our world over 70 years ago. However no matter how many years go by it is not only important that the victims are never forgotten but also the moral message is passed on from generation to generation. The Terrible Things, by Eve Bunting, and Child of the Holocaust, by Fred Gross, both depict the topic of the Holocaust but emphasize different evidence and information to create an overall message to the reader.
The book Night by Elie Wiesel gives a deeper look into what it was like to live in misery especially on pages 101 and 102. This passage shows how little they were cared about if they were even cared about at all. The prisoners were fed barely fed enough to stay alive it shows when the train transporting them to a new concentration camp and on there way citizens are throwing bread onto the bus watching them fight to the deaths for it. This passage shows the true dehumanization of the Jews during the holocaust.
The quote by Helen Keller "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved," retains prevalence in the character development of Liesel in The Book Thief and Odysseus in "The Odyssey." Within this quote, Helen Keller conveys the concept that character becomes developed through trials and overcoming adversity. In addition,through prevailing over obstacles, and aspirations are created. Furthermore, without friction and turbulence in life, one will not develop the intestinal fortitude necessary to achieve success. The message of this quote establishes its portrayal in a plethora of ways in The Book Thief and in "The Odyssey."
The story Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and The Crack Cocaine Explosion by Gary Webb are very interesting. The theme of the story is how the CIA used contras to bring cocaine into the impoverished areas of Los Angeles. The conflict is how the CIA used cocaine to make black people look negative in the world, while the CIA used the money to make them look better. The exposition of the story is how the cocaine came to America. The tone of the story is serious because it talks about the CIA and the cocaine explosion. The had a lot of information and was very informative. I would give this book a three. I will rate it three because of it good, it just was a lot of information that made me lose interest in the book.
What would you do if you were snatched from your home, forced to get on a train, and deposited at a place of unhappiness, of torture, of death? If was not a question for the millions of Jews and others that were taken to concentration camps and exposed to their worst nightmares during the separate occurrences of the Holocaust and Invasion of Lithuania. One of these such Jews is Zlatka from Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott, who is sent to Auschwitz, a large concentration camp, and has to survive without her family. The only thing that keeps her going are the friends she finds in fellow concentration camp inmates. In a parallel situation, 15-year-old Lina Vilkas from Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys lives during Stalin’s Invasion of Lithuania.
The book "Is it just me" by Miranda Hart has a fundamental characteristic in a book conversing with herself at eighteen. It tells two different perspectives of both Miranda's and adolescent. It is a book that tackle many different situations in life that will surely help the reader face his/her life challenges. The book written by Miranda Hart motivates the readers to don’t give up easily on their life. The book is composed of eighteen different exciting chapters. The category of this book is a diary which the writer record her events and experiences.