Injustice In Elie Wiesel's Night

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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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