In the book “If You Come Softly”, by Jacqueline Woodson, both Ellie and Jeremiah seem to harbor resentment and a certain degree of mistrust towards one of their parents. One reason is in chapter 9+10. In chapter 9+10 Ellie and Jeremiah both show a lack of confidence to their parents. On page 94 of chapter 9, Elie’s dad says “So tell me about this boy Marion says you met at Percy”. Ellie seems to get upset when her dad commented: “about this boy”.
Ellie Weisel is a survivor of the Holocaust, and a former prisoner of the death camp Auschwitz as well as Buchenwald. Sadly when he entered he was only fifteen years old. He endured many hardships but soldiered on that is what makes him a great man. “Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.” That is one of Ellie’s quotes in his speech. The message he is trying to convey is that is that sitting there and doing nothing will not help anybody except the one’s causing the violence.
In my opinion, if I want to judge someone i should try and put myself in their shoes. There are two main reasons why I do that, one It gives me perspective, and two it really lets me know if I should be judging that person. Now I know that no one can really control how they judge people, but we can give them a chance to prove themselves, wither in a good way or a bad way. Going along with what i just said, sometimes people don’t deserve to be judged in a harsh way like we do. You never know you might be judging a homosexual who could become a president, or an important member of the upper class society.
I was that girl that was friends with everyone. Not because I felt like I had to, but because I 've generally always had an interest in learning about people who were raised differently than I. More time than I could count I was asked "Why do you hang out with them? They 're so weird." This question always frustrated me because it didn 't make sense.
His father was his motivation. As time passes, Elie matures and takes responsibility, he will do anything he can do to protect his father. Time passes by and Elie and his father do not look the same. They are skinny and starting to loose strength. There was a time where his father and himself were draped In a blanket covered in snow.
Mitch is guilty because he arrived at Morrie’s house while talking on the phone instead of hurrying to greet him. Mitch realizes that his obsession with work caused him to forget about Morrie. Since Mitch feels regretful for not visiting Morrie sooner, he was committed to visit him every Tuesday. A quote states, “The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche argues that guilt has its origins in a creditor and debtor concept of human relationships. It is in these types of relationships that….we must make restitution” (Blooms Literature).
‘Oh God, Master of the Universe, give me the strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahu’s son has done’ ” (91). Eliezer still believes in God, but his whole perception of reality has changed. He recognizes that this is not the same God he used to worship. However, even in his darkest moments, his faith in God could not escape him. Through his haunting tale, Elie Wiesel unveils his tumultuous relationship with God.
In Grant Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod states his belief that we seemingly “hate” the brightest kids in school partially because of some of the most “noted dropouts” in today’s society. Additionally, Penrod claims that the perceived hatred of intelligence in a high school setting is causing actual emotional harm to the children who are labeled as the “nerds” or “geeks”- thus, the classic “smart kids.” If entering just about any of the several thousand high schools around the country, they will hear choruses of “Did you actually study?’, “Why would you even bother studying- the game was on last night”, “Of course I didn’t study; I had football practice” or dozens of similar taunting phrases can be heard constantly
Michael’s foster parents had been approached by many adults that had told them that Michael was bad for them and their family. People had believed he would steal, hurt, or do something to cause major issues to the family. Since he was of a different race, he wasn’t the “same” as everyone else. Michael’s appearance was what the people recognized him as, not the reality from the inside. He went through every single day being looked at as if he were trash.
Now think about this, what if you were in any of these character’s situations. If you were forced to kill a friend, or suffered abuse from a husband you can’t divorce. How would people judge you based on your actions, not knowing the full truth. Would they Think you’re a murderer, or did what was best for your friend. Would they think you’re a tramp, or understand that your marriage is awful and you can’t do anything about it.