Night Analysis

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At some point in our lives we experience troubling times, whether it 's a minor problem or a major one. Some of us have experienced things we cannot even begin to imagine. Two people who have experienced troubling times are Elie Wiesel, in Night, and Jeanne Wakatsuki, in Farewell to Manzanar. Both of them have gone through terrible, unimaginable journeys but lived in different conditions.

In Night, Elie Wiesel is shipped off to an extermination just because of his religions and beliefs. One of thee first things Wiesel tell us when he arrives is “In front of us flames. In the air that smell of burning flesh.”(Wiesel 18), this tells us that the second he saw all of this happened he realized he was destined to death. A little later Wiesel also states “He did not want to see the burning of his only son”(Wiesel 21), hinting at what might be his fate at this camp. These are just two details that show us what it was like to live at a camp meant for death.

Unlike Wiesel, Wakatsuki from Farewell to Manzanar was sent to an internment camp. Wakatsuki had an extremely different experience than Wiesel experienced. In the internment camp they were given livable amounts of food and clothing, for example, Wakatsuki claims that they were given “scoops of Vienna sausage,canned string beans, steamed rice that had been cooked too long, and on top of the rice
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Not only did they experience discrimination as a whole, Wakatsuki and Wiesel experienced discrimination first hand, In Night when Wiesel first sees Dr.Mengle he claims that “He looked us over as if we were a pack of leprous dogs.” What we can gather from this is that Dr.Mengle was not fond of the Jews in any way. Wakatsuki from Farewell to Manzanar also experiences discrimination. When Wakatsuki receives a new teacher she claims that “She would have nothing to do with me.”(Wakatsuki 29) Although all Wakatsuki needed was a small amount of help the teacher refused to help her due to Wakatsuki 's race, a true sign of
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