Night And The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Analysis

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Crisis as Displayed in Night and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
How would crisis be handled by most? It may not be the way many people would think. Many people would like to think that they would be selfless and helpful when faced with a crisis. However, evidence from Night by Elie Wiesel and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Mark Herman would show otherwise. In fact, it seems like quite the opposite. In Night and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, it is demonstrated that crisis does not bring out the best in people. People seem to become more selfish and extremely cruel when put under the pressure of a serious situation.
Night by Elie Wiesel shows strong examples of cruelty, selfishness, and all-around negativity. This conveys that crisis does
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Once the family moves, the mother soon finds out that they live near a concentration camp. When she finds out, fights between her and her husband (also Bruno’s dad) which distances them from each other. Not only does it weaken their marriage, but they also do it in front of Bruno, which, as a kid would not be good because at a young age like that, they are extremely highly influenced by their parents and the people around them. Bruno continues to become more and more curious about what he refers to it as “the farm,” but is really a concentration camp and he continues to go and visit Schmuel from the other side of the chain-link. Lastly, the teacher that comes to teach Bruno and his sister exclusively seems to be extremely interested in WWII, which, as previously stated, can influence bruno, which made him more curious, which ultimately led to the death of both Bruno and Schmuel. The teacher is very bias and nationalistic towards the Nazi party, and is extremely anti-semitic, which also rubbed off on Bruno’s sister, who also became very nationalistic. The whole situation causes the sister to act out a little more, and her and Bruno begin to fight even more. The details previously stated display that WWII was a very bad thing for Bruno and his family. They fell apart, and it ultimately led to the inevitable death of an innocent 9 year old boy.
To conclude, Night by Elie
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