“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death,” -Anne Frank After reading both The Diary of Anne Frank and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas many blatant differences were shown, but also many deeper thinking similarities. The stories of two completely different children still bring the same meanings and theme of love.
After a few of David Sedaris’ humorous essays, I had thought that I had finally grasped his tone as a writer, but after only a page or two of “You Can’t Kill the Rooster,” I had found myself not only wrong, but also in the midst of complete hysterics. The way Sedaris describes his brother, Paul, plastered a smirk on my face that would later transition into a full-body convulsive fit of laughter. Because of Paul’s vulgarity in his choice of words, at first I was hesitant from writing about it, but honestly it was just too darn funny not to. Sedaris’ tone while recalling his brother’s most vulgar comments was in my opinion, pure comedic gold. One of my personal favorite of Paul’s sayings is “if she’s old enough to bleed, she’s old enough to breed,” which might I add, is true.
It is true for Bruno, because he 's pretending to be a jew to go with Shmuel. But no body ever told him anything about it, so he really doeesnt know any better. His father wears tht uniform and thinks he 's "all that", and he know 's what he 's doing, and that "it 's for the greater good" (even though it is possibly one of the worst things to happen in history, so i guess its true for him too). All throughout the book people dress up and try to be that person, pretending to be someone else. But they really are all making the wrong choices, the wrong desicisons, but they have no-idea what they are doing is going to scare our world
In his book Night, Elie Wiesel and many other Jews are all judged wrongfully because of their religious background. He mentions that Jews
“Did I write it so as not to go mad or, on the contrary, to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness” (Wiesel 25)? We can connect with the same type of events in our time with 9/11 that has happened in our lifetime. An even filled with fear and terror that happened in our home country. Strikes fear in everyone's eyes , also people were scared of the unknown. This has similarities to the events that happened during the holocaust.
The different perspectives of children living through the Holocaust display how perspective is the only thing an individual has control over. With the novel Night and the move "Life is Beautiful, the Holocaust was viewed both similarly and differently through the father/son relationship, the mood of sadness, and the theme of self-preservation. Family is the greatest way to shape one's perspective, and the bond between a father and son is the most essential. In Night, the relationship between Elie and his father is displayed throughout the novel as Elie's father becomes increasing incapable of providing for himself. Due to
The innocent actions some take later in life will reward some, and deteriorate others. Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger delays his evitable process of growing up partly because of the tragic events that transpired earlier in his life and his ignorance to reality. However , Chris Mccandless differs from Holden in the fact that he fully understands reality but protests to greed of humans and the material possessions of man and still facing the gruesome consequence of his immaturity. Seymour Glass does not relate to the accepted adult community and further isolates himself from his peers. Although he appears immature, he actually is struggling from PTSD from the war and the picture his has for the violent adult man.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but it doesn’t stop you having your own opinion. Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think. ”(theguardian,) This is the way that the holocaust affected me most it really affected me because I saw how much pain and suffering that was in the holocaust. That is never how people should be treated like that i 've seen movies and documentaries about the holocaust, but I can only imagine how bad it could it be.
In Night and MAUS, Wiesel and Spiegelman attempt to outline the impact of the varying reactions the Jewish population had about the same idea of fathers and sons. This can relate to society as a whole in the sense that decisions of people with the same morals and principals can not be compared in a setting as mitigating as such. However, the effect is just as great on the individual. Elie stresses the guilt he feels every day for being so inconsiderate for his father despite his plight. Artie alludes to the difficulty he has writing the book he intended for his readers.
The Holocaust, the genocide of over six million Jews under the reign of Adolf Hitler; marked as a worldwide pivotal event. The holocaust was an event that most people would like to forget, but others choose to ignore or deny any event from the Holocaust. During some of the first months of the genocide, the public was misinformed about the whole situation of the “work camps”. Videos were made ensuring to the public (both German and Jews) that the concentration camps were safe, clean, and suitable as new homes for the captured Jews. Germany lied about the conditions to cover up that they were slaughterhouses.
Did the Holocaust really happen? How are the Nazi’s let alone anyone else capable of this amount of this amount of trouble? A lot of people don 't think that the holocaust even really happened, personally I believe that it did. There are many different reasons on why the holocaust supposedly never happened but the most consistent, well believed one is that no human being is capable of causing this much torture and pain onto another person. You have probably learnt about The Holocaust from either books or in your history classes in school, but what they probably didn 't tell you that some people believe that The Holocaust never even happen.
Close Reading and Observations of Religion in Catcher of the Rye Holden’s view of religion fluctuates throughout the novel, though he mostly viewed it negative Holden doesn’t seem to hate idea of religion- he just hates how people seem to manipulated (take Ossenburger who uses religion to benefit his image and the big showy Christmas) celebrations that Holden saw in the park) the only good part of religion that he likes is Jesus- in fact he talks extremely fondly of him believes firmly that Judas never went to hell outwardly atheist I think he relates to Jesus so much because in a way, Holden is like Jesus; he feels like he has to sacrifice himself to save the innocence of children Holden isn’t really assertive whenever he says that he’s atheist- he
2) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnelblick is a unique, heart melting, and a humorous book. At first I thought this book would be about an average boy and his “struggles”, but the more I read I discovered a heartwarming story with unique characters that’s well written. The story is about a boy that has a younger brother with cancer, while his parents are busy working or taking care of their younger brother they fail to see the problems and daily challenges that the older brother is facing. The story’s has unique characters that bring life to the story. For example, Steven is the protagonist, his jokes can cheer anybody up, and he’s well known as Pes (a nickname his friends gave him, short for Peasant), and he even shaved his