Night Vs Run Boy Run Analysis

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Night vs. Run Boy Run Many stories of the terrors of World War Two and the Holocaust have been told. Some are made up, but the most powerful are the true stories of survival. Two of the most captivating of those stories are Night by Elie Wiesel and Run Boy Run directed by Pepe Danquart. Night is the memoir of a young Jewish boy in Hungary. The oppression of the Hungarian Police and the German SS coreced the Jews of his town into Nazi subjugation which lead them to be prisoners at Auschwitz and Birkenau. The story describes the means and stories of staying alive in the death camps of the Nazi Regime. Run Boy Run is a film showing the story of how Srulik Fridman avoided capture from the SS during World War Two. Under his late father’s instruction,…show more content…
As scary and terrorizing as Srulik’s encounters were, they were not nearly as frightening as being inside of the Nazi Death Camp. Srulik spent most of his time roaming the forest looking for food or going to farms asking for work. He had close calls with being captured, but weaseled his way out. Perhaps Srulik’s closest call with death was when his arm was caught in a farm machine and crushed his hand leading to infection. He had to have his arm amputated and almost died. Elie, on the other hand, was minutes away from death at any given moment. If he did not get up for role call, he would be shot. Did not work hard enough: shot. Cried: shot. Got too injured to work: shot. Every decision that Elie made had to be examined with the thought process, “could this get me killed immediately?”. “‘Fifteen.’ ‘No, you’re eighteen.’ ‘But I’m not,’ I said. ‘I am fifteen.’ ‘Fool. Listen to what I say!’” is a quote from an inmate giving Elie a leg up on getting through initial inspection (Wiesel, 30). Just having told the SS that he was fifteen had the possibility to get him killed. Despite two horrific tales, one is clearly more traumatic. Because of this trauma, Elie had to have more
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