Lack of Humanity, Loss of Identity In Elie Wiesel’s “Night”, Elie begins the novel living a normal life in the small town of Sighet in Transylvania. He lives with a family of six, with his mother, father, and three sisters. The story picks up quickly after the Nazis move in, first taking away the town’s rights to own any gold, jewelry, or any valuables, then no longer have the right to restaurants, cafes, synagogues, or to even travel by rail. Soon the town of Sighet then came the ghettos. It was prohibited from leaving their homes after six o 'clock in the evening.
Article 12 states that no one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with their privacy, family, or home. The people of Sighet were forced to leave their houses behind and move into the ghettos. “We gave some of our rooms to relatives who had been driven out of their homes.” (Wiesel 11) Everyone was living in a small living space for weeks. People’s property is theirs, and they should be able to do as they please with it. No one should interfere with a person’s home without
After realizing what Victor had done, he ran away not taking responsibility for what he had made. “The porter opened the gates of the court, which had that night been my asylum, and I issued into the streets, pacing them with quick steps, as if I sought to avoid the wretch whom I feared every turning of the street would present to my view. I did not dare return to the apartment which I inhabited, but felt impelled to hurry on, although drenched by the rain which poured from a black and comfortless sky” (161) Victor saw what huge mistake he made and ignored his problem(s) rather than taking accountability that he has created a monster hideous to the human eye. He didn't even return to the apartment. He just fled hoping that abandoning his creation would solve the problem.“ I stepped fearfully in: the apartment was empty, and my bedroom was also freed from its hideous guest.
Ironically he does so by doing nothing. Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. Had Carraway been less apathetic, the death of Gatsby and of Myrtle could have been prevented. The issues in the novel are rooted in Carraway’s passive tendencies towards the actions of the people around him. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity.
In Fahrenheit 451 Montag becomes an outsider when he starts to collect and read books. This is considered being an outsider in this society because they believe reading books should be frowned upon. “Montag had done nothing. His hand had done it all, his hand, with a brain of its own…” (Bradbury 37). This quote is showing how he didn’t think about grabbing one of the books he just did it.
Tom’s house shows the stinginess as well. Irving writes “They lived in a forlorn-looking house that stood alone and had an air of starvation…no smoke ever curled from its chimneys; no traveler stopped at its door” (314), The setting of his house was extremely gloomy and poor, which led to travelers walking past the house without looking at it. This is because Tom is preoccupied with keeping his possessions to himself that he keeps his house very ugly. In these times, people were welcome into a stranger’s house, but because Tom refused to share his goods with anyone, nobody bothered to come to his house. As a result of the decrepit nature of his house and the lack of sharing with other visitors, tom is shown to be a very stingy man.
Through this conversation, the narrator gained respect and insight on Sonny's life in the times that he was not there. Sonny was cryptic in his speaking at first but eventually made it very clear to his brother and even said, "the reason I wanted to leave Harlem so bad was to get away from drugs" (89). The narrator does not have much to say, but ultimately blames all of this on the "vivid, killing streets of [their] childhood" (73), that neither of them had truly escaped. He once thought they both had, him by becoming a teacher and Sonny by simply not living in Harlem for years, but in this moment, he realizes that not much has really changed - they still faced those streets, the only difference now was that they knew what they inherit. Sonny convinced his brother to come watch him play - the narrator knowing he could not possibly say no.
People did not like to talk about the holocaust. They did not see the horrific events the Jewish people had experienced, but Elie did. He made it his mission to inform others of this event, so it would not be easily forgotten. Elie’s Night helped cleared the clouds of ignorance surrounding Europe at the
In a Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare breaks down the belief that people need order and structure to prevent chaos. Although the characters disrespect their elders they face little to no serious consequences and the complications in the story work out in the end. Typically when chaos occurs serious intervention from a powerful authority is needed to fix or alleviate a situation. Chaos and disorder occurs when the characters leave the safe walls of the kingdom. However, relationships are rebuilt outside of the walls as well.
Even though one might do something that gets the other one angry, they eventually come to the understanding that they didn’t mean any harm. Right after Lennie ran away, George says, “Couldn’ we maybe bring him in an’ they’ll lock him up… He never done this to be mean (Steinbeck 97). At this point in the book, there is that much that George save Lennie. He is hoping that everyone will understand that Lennie didn't mean any harm. As they traveled together, George has noticed Lennie's issues.
“As for me, I was thinking not about death but about not wanting to be separated from my father. We had already been through so much, endured so much together. This was not the moment to separate.” Elie was so worried for his father he did not even bother caring about his foot and left the infirmary. He could not even fit his right shoe on, for his foot was too swollen. He found his father and asked him what they should do, if they should stay in the infirmary or if they should evacuate with the other Jews.
The Council believes the fallacies it espouses, making it easy for Equality to escape. They believe that no one would ever defy a direct order from them, so they never accounted for the possibility. Another flaw of the collectivist fallacies lies in its inability to match the technological development of Equality. The Council rejects the lightbulb because it “would wreck the Plans of the World Council … and without the Plans of the World Council the sun cannot rise” (74), and by the end of the novel, Equality’s scientific skill advances enough to construct an electric fence around his home in the woods. As Equality says, “[the Council] has nothing to fight me with, save the brute forces of their numbers.