All this could not be real”(Wiesel 32). Even after he watched what Moshie the Beadle warned him about, he thinks it is too cruel to be real, he even asked himself if he really was living that horror. In addition, living with that kind of unbearable inhumanity can make you feel incredulity. As if it is too much cruelty to belive
He would force Mama to bring his food because he did not want to go to the mess hall because he could not bear the people’s eyes which was full of accusing and insulting. At that time Papa and Mama were facing a hard life style that their family had never had. This was so humiliating and he felt insulted. After they were released from Manzanar some of the kids had to move to East Cost to find a job. Woody his son who went to the army was killed two years later.
To take case in point, this novel is about a man called Ebenezer Scrooge, that was a selfish and self-centered person. He owned a business with Jacob Marley and then Marley died. He was always angry and didn't bond with his family members. Indeed, Fred; his nephew, invited him to a Christmas dinner and he refused as a result. By saying he hates Christmas, because he thought it did not mean anything except for a waste of money.
Stein’s only purpose are his wife and children. The camp changes Elie, it breaks the link he used to have to his father. Even though they seem inseparable, they are alone when it comes to survival and endurance. Elie’s only wish upon seeing the beating is to get away in case the supervisor attacks him. This moment demonstrates that in the camp survival comes before anything else, even one’s family.
In the concentration camp, Elie refused to give is gold crown to Franek. Franek wasn’t going to take no for an answer and goes on to torturing him by beating Elie’s dad for not marching. “All of a sudden, this pleasant and intelligent young man had changed.” (Wiesel 55) The inhumanity and harsh conditions caused Franek to turn inhumane and look for ways to get valuable things. When cattle carts people would throw bread inside it to watch them fight to the death. Since people wanted to eat so bad they became inhumane and fought each other for one little piece.
Food, especially during the death march, “became more important than freedom or even faith” (McCarthy). Even after reaching Buchenwald, his last destination before being liberated, Wiesel does not attempt to restore his lost faith. His father, weak with dysentery, is one day thrown into the crematorium while Wiesel was asleep. Wiesel awakes emotionless to this realization and has completely transformed into a dejected person who no longer knows what to believe
He shows no sign of independence unlike when he wasn’t in the camp. Elie starts to accept his punishment. Elie’s loss of faith in himself is also visible in his biography when Elie witnessed the change his father had gone through. He saw how miserable everyone was. Elie lost track of time and woke up and reflected on how the camp changed him.
A significant portion of the book is devoted to Shins distant, antagonistic relationship with his family. “When he was in the in the camp-depending upon her all his meals, stealing her food, enduring her beatings- he saw her as competition for survival.” At this time a family was alien to him, as a result didn’t care to share with the guard of his mothers and brothers plan to escape. Also informing on fellow prisoners was encouraged within camp and brought with it the prospect of better treatment and rewards. The principle of guilt by association meant that his family members were punished on another's behalf, and she knew that his mother and brother were putting him at risk. His conquest fear and anger motivated his betrayal and culminated in a stark scene in which he witnessed his mother and brother being executed.
A situation so brutal took tolls on all the characters, they had emotions but could not show them, they could not show to the NKVD that they were weak and gave up. They did not say anything, they concealed themselves and let the clothes that went through it all talk for them. Clothing is used as another way of expression when words are not enough. The traits of the clothing is a way for the readers to seek the feeling of the
In other words, conditions in the camps for the Jews were so bad that something like being so cold that hands got stuck on rocks was normal to them, when it seems to society that that would be one of the worst pains imaginable. In Cambodia, many prisoners were tortured through cruel and unusual ways. These tortures were so excruciating that many people confessed to things they didn’t do to make it stop. The soldiers of these camps placed the prisoners in small, lonely jail cells, tied up and unable to move. Since they couldn’t move they were unable to get to a toilet or any of the other hygiene amenities.
(Gerund, provides evidence on how hard it was -ing) “The look in his eyes as they stared into mine, has never left mine” (Wiesel, 119) Going to a concentration camp being poor can truly be challenging. Beneath the poor man he was telling them information because being down in the dirt traveled on many times people don’t look at him with respect. (Prepositional phrase) But, of course, the people didn 't listen because he was poor. Of the stressfulness and miserable images they had in their head they were way too scared to only image what was next. (Infinitive, starts the sentence “of”) He closed his eyes as though to escape time” (Wiesel, 17).
As they say, “A man has got to do what a man has got to do.” Considering how poorly fed and malnourished the soldiers are, Kat and Paul had to resort to stealing to receive the nutrients they required to endure the tiresome war. Some may argue that this was out of pure greed and selfishness, but one has to consider that the soldiers endure Hell and back, if they make it back, and all they ask is for is a decent meal. Is that still selfish? So yes, if I were in Paul’s position, I would think about my well being, and myself understanding the pain and suffering I experience on a daily
Almost more impatient however is my son, Telemachus. He misses his father dearly and is furious at the suitors for disrespecting me as well as Odysseus 's honor in his own home. He said that "the men are eating through all they have, courting his mother, and using his house as if it were theirs to wreck and plunder" (Homer 723). He has left on a mission to find his lost father. I was angry that he went behind my back but even more so, I worry for his safety.