This deteriorates an individual's emotional well being and will to live which leads to an unjustified faith. Elie’s identity has been reshaped by the sensation of feeling meaningless because his name is accustomed around his personality which defines one’s identity. Thus without a name, Eliezer has no individual personality or identity. Auschwitz is eminent for their impeccable lifestyle and cold-blooded soldiers. The barbarous SS men are domineering towards the Jewish captives throughout their eerie threats and actions, as demonstrated in the following quotation, “From time to time, a shot exploded in the darkness.
An incident occurred between a father and his son, where the son murdered his father for a ration of food. Also a Gypsy had attacked Elie’s father when he asked where the bathrooms were. Sadly, Elie doesn’t escape this horrific fate. When his father had grown sick, he had to stay in a cabin with others who were sick as well. Elie tried to help him, but he soon grew tired of helping his father and felt relieved when his father had died; he felt free.
The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
With the struggle over one’s sanity during the events of the Holocaust, it causes people to lose sight in their morals thus dehumanizing them and turning them into animals who only care their own survival. Throughout the course of the memoir, Wiesel’s once positive personality deteriorates and transitions into a silent man who turns to his own selfish needs due to the mistreatment and horrors of the camp. Elie’s only goal was to keep his father guarded in the beginning of the memoir saying “I had one thought- not to lose him. Not to be left alone” after being thrown into the first concentration camp, showing his sense of morality meant being with his family to ensure their safety (Wiesel 27). This quote shows
The narrator introduces a new character at the beginning of the second quarter of the book, Max Vandenburg. He is hiding in a secret storage room because he is Jewish and therefore sought out by German soldiers to take him away. Max is starving and constantly alone in the dark, unable to sleep because he is too afraid to be found by the Führer. Eventually, Max leaves his hiding place to travel to a safer place: Molching. All he has on with him is a fake identity card, a copy of Mein Kempf, a map with a key inside, and what little remains of the food he was given by his friend that was keeping him in hiding.
Even though it’s nonfiction, it reads much like a fiction novel would, getting comparisons to ¬To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. What makes it even more compelling than the fictional novel is that these are the stories of real people, of those wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced. Stevenson’s memoir truly shows the power of mercy and what it can do for those wronged by judiciaries. This book’s story of justice and redemption and Stevenson’s struggle to free convicts from unjust or excessive punishment is deeply moving and powerful. The reader will root for him as he struggles to do as much as he can for the accused.
In Eliezer Wiesel’s book Night, Eli is incarcerated in a concentration camp and witnesses his fellow prisoners either die or transform into a brute, a person who cares only for his own survival, often at the expense of others. Many have debated as to whether or not Eli makes that transformation. Based on what I have read in Night, I have concluded that Eli has experienced both morality and brutishness during his imprisonment. Throughout Night, Eli has shown a deep love and concern for his father’s well-being, and would go to great measures to ensure his father’s safety. On page 99, his father had fallen asleep in the snow and nearly died in his sleep, and the so-called ‘gravediggers’ were planning on disposing of his body.
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, both Elie and his dad are discriminated. They are discriminated due to their ages. This type of discrimination is called ageism. In the book, people were sent to ovens, join the military, or work in the camps. Elie Wiesel lied to have a better future although he was still destined to burn in the ovens.
That’s not true because I believe when you go through any hardship, it will change you and help you to develop grit. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell is a fantastic and interesting read that will have you second-guessing the “weaker” side. Gladwell shares many people’s stories about beating the odds and defeating the “giant” that will change your perspective on everyday life. This read will shed light on being optimistic and logical in compromising situations. This book was truly intriguing and I would recommend it to anyone going through a tough time or even looking for an interesting
Entry #20 Dumas definitely has some weaknesses and strengths in this book. He made me feel many different emotions such as happiness, anger, sorrow and sympathy. One of the weaknesses in this book was the fact that he jumped around from subplot to subplot; at times, it was very confusing. Although he did jump around, the events were in great detail, and helped me better understand what was going on. I, personally, enjoyed this book and would recommend to anyone who was looking for a little adventurous novel, with a sprinkle of spunk.