Night And Schindler's List: Film Analysis

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Elie Wiesel’s novel Night and Steven Spielburg’s film Schindler’s List both focus on different points of view of concentration camps in Nazi Germany. In Night we experience the concentration camps through Wiesel’s child-eyes. In Spielburg’s film we are introduced to Oskar Schindler, who we follow as a Nazi officer. In both works we see similar events being focused on. However in both novels we also get two different emotional responses to everything that happens. Both the novel and the film make us as the viewer and reader experience an emotional connection with the characters. The largest theme that is present in both works is the inhumanity toward other humans. In Night and Schindler’s List we hear about the constant inhumane actions of the Nazi …show more content…

However, the cruelty amongst the prisoner’s is something that we only read about in Night. Instead of the prisoners working together during this horrid time they turned against one another and became the evil ones themselves. An important passage in the Novel is when a Kapo says to Elie, “Here, every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else……Here, there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends. Everyone lives and dies for himself alone.” (???). This quote is something that I am glad that Elie remembers being said to him. This quote symbolizes what the Holocaust was doing to the Jewish people. During the Holocaust the prisoners were being violently treated from cramming them all in small ghettos and killing them for no reason. With the Nazis being so inhumane to the prisoners it caused the prisoners to be inhumane to each other.
One thing that I believe could have saved more people at the end of the Holocaust is if prisoners and officers like Oskar Schindler would have stood up for everything that they knew was

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