Holocaust survivor and prolific author, Elie Wiesel thought it was important to stand for something people believe in. He once argued, “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” The documentary Bully displays how one should stand up for what he or she believes in, and help make a difference and end injustice. For instance, World War II was a major act of injustice. If someone had said something, it most likely would have been stopped and would have never happened. Although many people say it is not their issue to stand up when witnessing an act of injustice, saying something can genuinely make a difference and help in many ways. An example of people not saying something when they notice an act of injustice is World War II. Plenty of countries were aware of the Nazis taking over countries neighboring Germany, and taking away Jews. This is an example of …show more content…
In Chapter three page thirty-two of the novel Elie asks himself, “How was it possible that men, women and children were being burned and that the world kept silent?.” This quote shows that in the moment Elie himself did not understand how so many people were dying and nobody would try to make a stop to it. He was not able to comprehend why people would not do anything to help. Another example was shown in the novel. “... he slapped my father with such force that he fell down and then crawled back to his place on all fours. I stood petrified. What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even blinked. I had watched and kept silent.” This quote shows how Elie himself did not stand up for his own father when he was involved in an injustice act. Elie was so shocked on what had happened that he was not able to do anything about it. He was not able to help his father in any
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Elie views many terrible actions performed by the Nazis. For example, “Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes… children thrown into flames.” (Wiesel 32). He saw cruel actions that caused him to question his faith. Despite all of this Elie persevered to let people know what they were unaware of.
Themes in a story help to describe what the book is about. It does this in the book Night by helping describe what World War 2 was like for the Jews. It also helps to see what the people in the camps went through. My two themes from night are imprisonment and survival. The first one I will talk about is imprisonment, then i’ll talk about survival.
It no longer mattered. Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore.” After the events Elie witnessed in Auschwitz he was a changed man. He no longer felt that his life mattered. He was in disbelief that this “God of Mercy” could let these awful events occur.
For most people, you have a feeling or need to help others. When someone is bleeding or hurt you wouldn’t just leave them. Caring for others and being compassionate comes naturally to most. Despite how most people would react it’s not what Elie had witnessed. Forced out of the Ghettos, thrown into a train full of people where you couldn’t move or sit.
Justice is derived from the root word just, meaning agreeing to what is considered morally right or good; treating people in a way that is morally right; or reasonable or proper. However, society has become so entangled up in the power which certain individuals possess, they forget all about what is “just”. The justice theory is that justice is at the advantage of the stronger. When an individual is described or depicted as being “strong”, that individual is typically of a larger build, possesses some sort of weapon that causes them to be mighty, and is typically large in size. No matter what circumstances arise, these individuals are expected to be victorious in each battle they fight.
Imagine living in a society in which justice isn’t served. Being arrested for protesting, just on helping other citizens in America get the rights that they deserve. In Martin Luther King’s speech “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and “The Perils of Indifference” by Elie Wiesel, Dr. King is the most effective in motivating individuals of America to support him in his efforts against injustice or indifference. One of the many rhetorical devices Dr.King uses was parallelism, in which he organized and pointed out his ideas to the audience. In the letter, Dr. King stated “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
When he focused on survival, he no longer had any tears to give. The fight causes Elie to rid himself of all emotions and forget a connection with his father. This is wrong to forget your feeling of compassion, because it pains Elie that he could not cry for his father. Focusing on your own survival makes you forget compassion for those you
(Wiesel 82). Elie is heartbroken when this event occur because throughout the whole story Elie’s role model was his father and to see him get beaten made him lose hope. During their times in the camp the suffering laid upon on both Elie and his father made them give up on themselves and feel like they didn’t have a chance to make it out or survive. This was shown once again in depth when Elie said to himself, “Were there still miracles on this earth?” (Wiesel 76).
In the book Night, we the readers witness the hardships and struggles in Elie’s life during the traumatic holocaust. The events that take place in this story are unbearable and are thought to be demented in modern times. In the beginning Elie is shown as a normal teenage Jewish boy, but the events are so drastic that we the readers forget how he was like in the beginning. Changes were made to Elie during the book, whether they were minor or major. The changes generated from himself, the journey, and other people.
Your existence is special, so you should be grateful for what you already have in life. If you put your mind to something, you will be able to overcome any obstacle. Keep fighting until you cannot fight any longer. Elie Wiesel has demonstrated these characteristics in his novel, “Night.” He has fought through many tough times and experiences when he was in the Holocaust.
Although he only did so in thought, Elie was aware and it made him question himself as his old mentor Moishe the Beadle taught him to do. Eliezer did not shed a tear for his father, and so he wouldn’t allow himself to dig deep into his feelings because he knew exactly what he would find; a sense of relief. The dehumanization that the Jews had experienced, threw all of their emotions out of place. Rather than feelings sad because his own father died, Elie was happy and relieved when his father had passed. Once dehumanized, the animal instinct to drop the load and keeping moving forward kicks
It goes without saying Elie was very strong. The mental and physical resilience it would have taken to come back from that experience, to go on and publish books and do interviews is unimaginable. If Elie wasn’t empathetic, he wouldn't have kept his father alive as long as he did, and he himself may not have been around to share his experience. If Elie wasn't resilient, he wouldn't have been able to constantly recount his experiences to the world. He could have simply holed himself up and hid from the world, a thought that would have no doubt been tempting.
Inhumanity and Cruelty in Night Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, conducted a genocide known as the Holocaust during World War II that was intended to exterminate the Jewish population. The Holocaust was responsible for the death of about 6 million Jews. Night is a nonfiction novel written by Eliezer Wiesel about his experience during the Holocaust. Many events in the novel convey a theme of “man’s inhumanity to man”. The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps.
NIGHT Elie Wiesel Hundreds of bodies being thrown like a sack of potatoes and nobody caring about who they might be or who their family is. Father and sons wouldn't even look at each other, some even killed one another for food or they are delusional. That was the Holocaust, over 1 million jews killed. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Elie wrote his life story by using symbolism, tone, and irony to explain and tell the readers about his traumatic memories of his teen years.