In Night, Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel's shares his experience as a 15 year old boy. It is a memoir of extraordinary power: his humanity shines through every page as he stands a witness to the tragedy which befell the Jewish race at the hands of the Nazis. He calls himself a "messenger of the dead among the living" through his literary witness. The concentration camp there shocks everyone with its cruelty and coldness to life. In Auschwitz where thousands of Jews were slaughtered daily is the witness to the emptiness that remains when man abandons all morality.
Approximately six million Jews died during the Holocaust and about three million survived. Jewish prisoners during the Holocaust went through many horrific circumstances. They had to bear starvation, overexertion, beatings, torture, and much more. Millions of innocent people died in the concentration camps. Night, by Elie Wiesel, and Life is Beautiful, directed by Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami, portray the hardships and tortures of the concentration camps by showing how the Jews held onto their beliefs and faith in order to survive.
In fact, before the trip Elie looked at the gates in front of the prisoners that would lead majority of them to their death. Once outside the camp, “it seemed as though an even darker night was waiting for us on the other side” (84). The motif of night can be identified effortlessly because of the key words and attention grabbing context of the literary
The book Night by Elie Wiesel portrays him as a young boy living and surviving through one of the most horrific moments in history, the Nazis and all the concentration camps including Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald. As a young boy Elie grew up in Sighet, a small town in Romania. Elie and the rest of the town, including his father mother and siblings were captured by the Germans and were taken to many of the concentration camps. While at the camps Elie was left with his father and experienced many of the horrors of the camps. Throughout the book Elie and his father saw some of the awful things that happened at the camps including people burned, hanged, murdered, beaten, starved, and put to work under terrible conditions.
Elie also saw more horrific things done to others by Nazis that he had questioned the kindness in all people. Jeanne witnessed more of social injustice and was just extremely disappointed in her country, but she really did not see anything that would lead her to believe that all people have a monster inside them. Between the experiences of both Elie and Jeanne, it seems that Elie had lost the most belief in humanity, because of the great amount of oppression that he faced from the Axis powers in Germany. “Suddenly the evidence
Elie Wiesel, the author of the novel Night writes his own personal accounts of experiencing the Holocaust through the character Eliezer. Eliezer and his father rely on one another to survive through the Holocaust. Together they encounter the cruelty of the Nazis, the lack of compassion from the prisoners, as well as the difficulty of simply surviving. They remain strong together unlike other father-son relationships seen in the novel. A majority of the prisoners gravitate towards self preservation while Eliezer chooses to remain with his father.
Elie from night begins the story as a child who cries when he prays and begs to learn more about his religion “I cried because… because something inside me felt it needed to cry” (4). Inhumane circumstance led to a cause of tears of confusion. Two key themes for inhumanity are lose of faith and also inhumane. Through the book they are oodles characters who try to hold onto their faith, but after all the inhumanity lose it. In fact, when passing by the crematorium Elie shows he is no longer afraid of it “very close to us stood the tall chimney of the crematorium furnace.
In the world today, there are good kind hearted people, and there are also individuals who have immoral ulterior motives. But, to truly gain an insightful view of the person is to regard their actions under extreme conditions and pressure. While Elie Wiesel suffers during the Holocaust in his memoir Night, he witnesses the actions—whether good or bad, of the people he meets, and their motives that were never forgotten, as displayed in the novel. Since the Holocaust was an extreme event that caused pressure to make the right decisions, and suffer by the hands of the Nazis, or to act with neglect to the victims and be ridden with guilt, it can be said many Holocaust victims suffered, and some of the bystanders noticed and took action. One such
In the novel Night and in the movie "Life is Beautiful," the Holocaust is portrayed both similarly and differently through the father/son relationship, God 's provision, and mood of sadness. Father/Son Relationship While both Night and "Life is Beautiful" focus on the relationship between a father and a son, the dynamic of the two relationships are different. Whereas in Night, the son looks out for his father, in "Life is Beautiful", the father is the protector of his son. For instance, in Night, Eliezer reaches a point where he is tempted to give into his inclination to end his life, yet he decides to stay alive for the sake of his father: “The idea of dying, of