Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
After all, He created crematoriums that were kept running perpetually. He created Auschwitz, Birkenau and Buna. He made thousands of children burn to death. “How could I say to Him: Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us among all other nations to be tortured day and night, to watch as our fathers, our mothers, our brothers end up in the furnaces?” (Page 67) At the time, Elie is getting to be exasperated with Him. After everything that Elie has done; working industriously to keep up with his studies, God hasn’t returned anything or done anything to help to the situation.
Every day the feelings of remorse, of insecurity, or guilt would eat away at him and become debilitating, and that's just what happened. This quote and his family was established to be one of the reasons he ended his life. Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concern during the past years. Cobain here uses metaphors according to Eva T. S. Sudjana1 Nurul Fitri “burning pit means grave” they state. With this being the case Cobain knew his attempt at suicide would succeed and that these thank yous would be found after his passing.
After Rwanda and seeing so many people die, Dallaire is no longer who he used to be which slowly destroys his home and work environment. Joseph and Dallaire have both lost their ability to be normal due to the gruesomeness of war. War inevitably brings loss from all angles. There are an infinite number of things war does to a person, country, or soldier. When soldiers go back home, if they make it home, they’re still haunted by regret, guilt, and depression.
Not only did Salva lose Marial and his family but he also lost the person he knew the most in the group, Uncle. “…one of the men aimed his gun at Uncle. Three shots rang out.” (63) After both Marial and Uncle died it became difficult for Salva to continue on but in spite of all his doubts Salva knew that Marial and Uncle would want him to go on. “…Salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive, to finish the trip and reach the Itang refugee camp safely. It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey.”
Chapter three of Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo begins with Antonio realizing that his innocence is fleeting, especially after having experienced the death of a man the night before. It’s Sunday which means the family will attend mass, but before heading out Antonio’s parents have a brief dispute about their son growing up. Antonio’s mother believes that it’s a sin “for a boy to grow into a man” because they will lose the pureness that was bestowed onto them from birth. Yet, Antonio’s father and Ultima disagree with that notion. That Sunday Antonio knew that town would be mourning the two deaths of Chavez’s brother and Lupito, along with the other sons and husbands that were directly caused by the war.
In fact, Eli started not to believe in God because of what he had seen what happened to Robbi Eliahu and his son. Eli and his father thrown into the snow without shoes and torn blankets. The end for Eli was the end of his life and lie down and relax, but he told his father that he couldn’t stay here because of the german soldiers would have taken them. Eli had a job taking care of his father because his father was running out
The man spoke, his name was Karl, he was only twenty-two years old, and was part of the SS. He knew he was dying and he wanted to confess to a crime he had committed to a Jew (Wiesenthal, 1998). Wiesenthal does not call him by his name in the book when he speaks or thinks of him; however, for the purpose of this book review his birth name will be used. He had grown up in a religious household, however, when he joined Hitler’s Youth that was the end of the significance of the church for Karl. His parents never accepted his decision, but dared not to speak against it.
His trouble starts early when he believes his son will be a failure just like his father. He lives life trying not to be a failure and does many regretful things but never lets it show on the outside because it would reveal his weakness. He gets exiled later on and must move away for seven years and during this time his son converts to Christianity and Okonkwo is forced to disown him. Upon getting back to the village the Christian’s are there trying to convert his whole tribe. In an uproar Okonkwo kills a Christian messenger and fears for his life because he knows his village will not go to war with the white man.
There is an ever growing controversy in the novel in regards of religion. Right in the beginning of the Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Miss Watson is telling Huck all about "the bad place (Hell)" and how "she was going to live so as to go to the good place (Heaven)" Huck then states, "I couldn 't see no advantage in going where she was going, so I made up my mind I wouldn 't try for it”and that he would join Tom Sawyer in Hell (3). Huckleberry Finn, a thirteen-year-old boy living in Missouri and the son of an abusive drunkard, has never been educated about religion and is confined by society misleading ways is exposed to the reality of religion as he encompasses various people that are the perceived as ideal white folks during the time period.