Vladek is trying to survive in the situation that he has no control over. He is not fighting the system.He is being compliant so that he may survive. Vladek has to adjust to the conditions of the concentration camp and even lies for the sake of his safety. Art Spiegelman shows how the Holocaust had ramifications on his father in the way that Vladek is obsessively conservative, and refuses to waste food ever since he experienced a real shortage of food during his time in the concentration camps.. Vladek tells his son “Ever since Hitler I don’t like to throw out even a crumb.” (Spiegelman 78) . The men of these stories are in different functions in their environment; Vladek is the product of his environment, while Jesus’s environment is a product of his
Him saying this meant his heart was to full of compassion to kill anyone or be violent to anyone, he was a better man then that he didn 't want the grief of killing someone to hang heavy over his head for the rest of his life, but he was afraid to admit that to anyone until now. As the author is told he is being drafted to war, he becomes very upset. He clearly does not want to be part of it. His initial says, “I was too good for this war. Too smart, too compassionate, too everything.
“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.
For example, in “Resistance During the Holocaust” we see different ways of actively and passively resisting Nazi atrocities. People can best respond to conflict by passively resisting because they wanted to keep their family and friends safe, maintain hope to ensure survival, and they had little or no access to weapons, no ability to move about freely, and most of the people were not interested in resisting the Nazi power.
For every individual, it is difficult to give up two than one. In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie magnanimously inputs his blood and sweat by sacrificing his strength and rations for the survival of his father. He holds unconditional hopes of believing that he will be able to make not only himself survive through the brutal camps under German control, but also his father through his efforts. Through this, Elie uses the relationship with his father to suggest that individuals should be independent for better survival because it is more efficient to create a single, strong individual rather than two weak ones. Elie may have continuously helped his father in lengthening his endurance, but failed to straighten his father’s will.
He knew that with all the guilt building up inside of him, he wouldn’t succumb; a new relationship needed to blossom, and “he would not leave Afghanistan without finding Sohrab.” (219) This was his chance. Sohrab, Hassan’s son, had been through extreme torment living under the power of Taliban officials and Amir wanted to save him, to make up for the intense feelings he wasn’t able to express to Hassan. It was a final favor he could complete for his faithful friend. The end of the road was finally in sight, and he had Sohrab with him; walking down it, seeing how all the emotions had come and changed his relationships altogether. Amir knew it was all worth it in the end, “because when spring comes, it melts the snow one snowflake at a time, and maybe I witnessed the first flake melting.” (371) Sohrab had finally let him in.
“He had to leap, and by his death the others would live.” In the compelling fantasy story Gregor The Overlander, by Suzanne Collins, Gregor the main character’s courageous acts to save his father from the Underland will not only heavily inspire you, but also chill you to the bone. At first I thought Gregor was weak and depressed, not wanting to go on another day. It was a horrible judgement. When he learned his dad was still alive somewhere in the Underland he was filled with so much courage to go and save him, that he would lay his own life on the line. Along with courage this book presents you with lessons about friendship, prejudice, war, courage, strength, hope and perseverance.
Feelings and thoughts went through my mind as I read about Wiesel’s experience as a German prisoner. I thought he was really brave and everything was just unfortunate for him because it was also hard for himself to live but with that, he had to help his father too in order to save him. If I could talk to him about this time in his life, I would ask him if he would have given up sooner if his father died earlier. I would want him to explain about some inconsiderate things that he has thought about his father as they were on the camp.
The quote “ all he knows is that he 's last week, and digging has become a little bit easier.” (131) STanley at the end of the book is like totally different person. He has really gotten in shape from all those dug up holes. Even later in the book he explains “his strength Came from somewhere deep inside himself and also seemed to come from the outside as well.”(170) Stanley 's Character shows that his ongoing determination challenge his Inner Strength. On the first day of hole digging as well. After being weak and timid even stand up for your weight, for yourself, to meeting a person can turn you more loyal, Bolder and stronger turns you into a good boy, not digging holes.
The Holocaust was a time in which millions of people were persecuted and mistreated: people banned together and stood up against prejudice and discrimination by actively and passively opposing the Germans. Citizens that actively resisted used violence and force to directly attacked the Nazis in attempt to save their life. Those that prefered, prepared to resist passively by not using physical brutality, but instead continued their daily lives out of the sight of the Nazis. In “The Diary of Anne Frank,” we see how Meip, a Dutch Citizen resisted the Germans passively, by hiding the Frank family and four other Jewish families in a secret annex above Anne’s father 's business premise during World War Two. They resisted without risking anybody’s life, yet still maintained their Jewish culture and beliefs.
Many Holocaust survivors, like Solomon Radasky, have lost their lives to the Nazis and died trying to live each day during the Holocaust. Solomon Radasky cared about surviving in the camps because he wanted to survive, even though it seemed impossible for others. Solomon has shown that he had the will to work and take abuse in the camps in order to live the next day. To repeat what I’ve said, I have learned, by doing this report on Solomon Radasky, to be grateful for the life that I have right
As I see it Wiesel is trying to say that when he remembers what has happened to him so far, he feels hopless. But because he remembers, he must not feel hopeless. Memory is power and it will save humanity and in this case the Jews. In the book Wiesel shares his memory of many people warning the Jews about the coming of the Nazis, which the Jews didn 't believe in and act upon. These mistakes of neglection caused them to loose their loved ones.