Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Recounts his first-hand experiences of Nazi atrocities in his memoir Night as he struggles to maintain faith. Inhumanity and cruelty are two key parts in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel. These cruel things done to the Jews during the Holocaust were very horrid and inhumane. This cruelty is important to the theme in this book because this is what the Holocaust is about. This book focuses on the Jews of Sighet because that is where the author Elie is from, the book entails the horrendous story of one jew and his father out of six million Jews.
A Clockwork Orange Literary Analysis What’s going to be then, eh? A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, starts with this question as it reinforces the theme of the book, the inviolability of individual moral choice and the necessity of commitment in life. Fifteen years old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the state tries to reform him- but at what cost? A Clockwork orange is a dystopian novel and black comedy about the study of free will and the social prophecy in the not-too-distant-future or as Burgess calls it “nadsat”.
The descriptions of the Paris mob, for instance, the crowd of murderers struggling round the grindstone to sharpen their weapons before butchering the prisoners in the September massacres outdo anything. These are the events in the history of France which form the flaming background of A Tale of Two Cities. Its interpretation of the French Revolution has strongly shaped the British views of national identity and political legitimacy. Charles Dickens ' 16th novel, A Tale of Two Cities, symbolize the author 's popular appeal. It 's a tale of chaos, espionage and adventure set in London and Paris prior to, and during, the French Revolution.
The human condition is a very malleable idea that is constantly changing due to the current state of mankind. In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, the concept of the human condition is displayed in the worst sense of the concept, during the Holocaust of WWII. During this time, multiple groups of people, most notably European Jews, were persecuted against and sent to horrible hard labor and killing centers such as Auschwitz. In this memoir, Wiesel uses complex figurative language such as similes and metaphors to display the theme that a person’s state as a human, both at a physical and emotional level, can be altered to extreme lengths, and even taken away from them, under the most extreme conditions. Wiesel often uses complex similes to advance the plot of his memoir and add a meaningful perspective to the idea of what it means to be human in a psychological and emotional sense.
George Orwell, who was born in India and was raised in Britain (99), wrote a powerful tale, “A Hanging,” which condemns capital punishment and its barbaric and heartless implementation. The story is based on the real life incident that he encountered while he was serving the British Imperial Police in Colonial Burma (Orwell 99). He witnessed a heartless action where an unnamed prisoner paid with his life for an unmentioned crime. The theme of the story is the wrongfulness of all the execution, and Orwell tries in “A Hanging” to highlight a specific case that exemplifies the reasons for eradication of the death penalty. Orwell works mainly through implication, and Orwell’s abolitionist message in “A Hanging” is conveyed through the prisoner, the dog, the functionaries, and their actions, words, and body language.
Introduction The book I Will Always Write Back by Liz Welch is a wonderful story about two pen pals, a girl from America and a boy from Zimbabwe, who become best friends throughout the story. Adding onto this, throughout each letter they share parts of their lives with each other. When, Caitlin found out that Martin lived in a really poor family in Zimbabwe and once his dad lost his job, there was no one left to take care of his family, she decided to start sending Martin money. She not only helped Martin stay in school, but also helped him and his family survive. This analysis will show how Liz Welch developed important relationships between characters, how unique story structures are very important to the story and how the setting impacts
The Nazi regime was fuelled by propaganda, fear and intolerance. Limits on Jews were continuously getting worse, eventually going as far as to put the Jewish people into labour camps and death camps (such as Auschwitz) leading to the unique terrible conditions under which this novel operates. This adds tension to the story as the conflict between the Jews and the Nazis builds. This conflict is interesting as the hatred directed towards Jews was nonsensical and uninformed, it was a way for Hitler to unify Germany by directing hatred towards minorities. The setting causes drama between characters as shown through
Politically, this film was shot after WWI, meaning many of its influences were extracted from the horrors of the First World War. Themes that Lang explored in Metropolis played a large part in the First World War, and the aftermath of it. Screenwriter Thea von Harbau’s original vision for the film was one of an apocalyptic scenario reflecting and alluding to the the social and political upheaval in Germany during the immediate post WWI years of the Weimar Republic. The film reflected upon the society which was not only experiencing unprecedented artistic and political freedoms, but was in a state of political and social turmoil. Additionally, the biblical references and metaphors can be simply attributed to Lang’s upbringing.
A mother and daughter love and support each other through good times and bad times. In an article written by Eavan O 'Brien, he talks in further detail about the dynamic mother-daughter relationships have. He states, "before sisterhood; there was the knowledge - transitory, fragmented, perhaps, but original and crucial - of mother-and-daughterhood" (JSTOR). This alludes to how people should value the first person who a child develops a relationship with. Hester and Pearl share these same qualities and more throughout the novel.
It was the first English novel written on the theme of Partition and portrays its venomous impact with scathing irony and unrelenting realism. He intends to give voice to the heart rending physical tortures and psychological outbursts that plagued the nation, with skilful artistry. Widely accepted as one of the classics of modern Indian fiction, Train to Pakistan is a brilliant account of the exhilarating experience of human tragedy. The post-partition exodus across the border erupting violent riots is quite depressive and Singh enacts this saddened episodes through the stories of his characters in excruciating detail. He articulates the intensity of enormous tragedy that unfolds with Mano Majra, a sleepy village suddenly waking to the horrors that the partition caused.