Night Literary Analysis

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Holocaust Literary Analysis
The novel Night as well as the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas adequately show the amount of indifference and unprovoked suffering that the Jews had to endure in the Holocaust. However, despite both the novel and movie showing similar themes, they both had scenes in which they portrayed their theme in different ways. The novel Night is about a family being stripped of all things humane in their life and being separated and forced into a life of excruciating work and suffering. The movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is about the son of a German soldier at the time of the Holocaust who moves near a concentration camp and becomes close to a young Jewish prisoner. The film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas as well …show more content…

One difference between them is the survival rate of those involved. For example, in the end of the book Elie survives. His father died and Elie was struggling to stay himself at the end but the novel still ended with Elie surviving and living his life after the Holocaust (Night, Chapter 9) However, this is unlike the movie in which all the prisoners died in the gas chamber without a proper goodbye (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas). This difference shows the different outcomes that came out of the Holocaust however both of them still show the suffering involved regardless of death or survival. In addition, another difference between the movie and the book is the point that the story is told from. In Night for example, the point of view of the narrator was a first person point of view of a Jewish boy who lived in concentration camps and work camps. This point of view is more insightful in that it shows how the Holocaust affected individuals from the initial Ghettos to the separation of families all the way through the camps and death. The movie however followed the point of view of a young son of a German Soldier who was involved in creating the camps themselves. This family lives outside of the camp and the young boy gets involved with a Jewish boy at the camp. This point of view showed the effects that the Holocaust had on Germans as well as impressionable children and showed how it affected those not in the camps themselves. Although these points of view are different between the sources it still shows the hardship in the

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