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.
During the Holocaust, in 1939, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party invaded Poland, causing six million Jewish people to fear for their lives, and to actively or passively resist the Nazis. This all started, when all citizens had to complete a census and carry an identification card. Second, the Jewish people had to wear The Star of David and were forced into Ghettos. Third, they were taken to the concentration and death camps. In “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Violins of Hope,” and “Resistance during the Holocaust,” we read about incredible people passively resisting, some surviving the war, but still trying to withhold the Jewish culture.
So many survivors have a story to tell, so many people have a point to make, and many just want to understand the horror that when on during the holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s Night and Art Spiegelman’s Maus share many similarities and differences throughout the book such as plotline, family relationships, and author’s purpose. The plotline of both Maus and Night share similarities and differences. For example, the plot of Maus starts with Vladek (Art’s father) and his family running from the Germans and ends with them being sent to the camps. In Night the plot leads into Elie and his family being transferred to the camps.
Terry Struggles to find out the cause of his father’s disorder, therefore he is unable to accept him. The theme of the story “Stop the Sun” is that understanding brings acceptance and this is shown to the reader through Terry’s frustration, embarrassment and finally his understanding. The theme which is understanding brings acceptance is shown through Terry’s frustration. After asking his mother about his father’s PTSD, he was told it was because of the war, but Terry knew there was something else, something specific that had happened; “ But it bothered him whenever it happened. When something bothered him, he liked to stay with it until he understood it and he understood not part of this”(50).
For example, in the case of barn burning, his dad supposes that Sarty will give a statement, which helps him to be free from the charges, however, Sarty is no in such mood and has made up his mind to reveal the truth, irrespective of his risk of his own father’s imprisonment. But, luckily, magistrate doesn’t go deep in the case and avoids taking the evidences or statements from the Sarty. But, when father and son meet the next night, his father explains him why he should not reveal the truth in the court and he also describes him the importance of the family responsibility and faithfulness. However, I feel that young Sarty has developed his own system of justice by that time and, nevertheless, he disagrees with his father, respecting his family status, he avoids conflict or further discussion on that
“ Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one,” - Bruce Lee My hook relates to the book Night, a book by Elie Wiesel who is a Holocaust Survivor who had suffered in a concentration camp with his father, because it is saying how you can’t pray for an easy life, you have to be strong enough to live through it.It is about horrors of the Holocaust in first person, and how Wiesel and his father endured it. In Night, Elie and his father’s relationship changes throughout the book because in their home town of Sighet, Elie and his father are distant but they become much closer when they get deported. By the end of the book, they are drifting apart because Elie’s selfishness takes a hold of him. In the beginning, in Sighet before they are deported, Elie and his father are very distant until they are deported. When Elie talks about how him and his father were not very close and he was more involved in business than his family, he states,”He rarely displays his feelings, not even with his family, and was more involved with the welfare of others than his own kin,”( Wiesel 4).
These accounts provide an insightful glimpse into the differing reactions of humanity as it struggles to comprehend suffering. In the novel Night and the movie "Life is Beautiful," the Holocaust is depicted both similarly and differently through the characteristics of the prisoners, the development of the main character, and the father/son relationship. Prisoner Characteristics One way in which the book Night and the movie "Life is Beautiful" portray different perspectives is through the characteristics demonstrated by the prisoners at the concentration camp. During their time in Auschwitz, the prisoners were subjected to disease, starvation,
In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.
This is important because he wants to protect his family. His father said “You cannot know the fear”(pg 109). Terry’s father does not want his son to know the fear that he went through, he had to hide under half of his friends body to survive. That shows us just some of the things that happen during war.
At the end of the store, these secrets are divulged. Whenever Amir lets Hassan get rapped by the bully, Assef, readers realize that Hassan isn’t the person portrayed at the beginning of the book. This is especially shown whenever Amir keeps this as a secret for the ongoing years. If he would have tried to help Hassan, then readers would be able to sympathize toward both characters, not just Hasan. The reasoning behind Amir’s innocence in the situation is because he was “scared,” he didn’t want to “confront” Assef.