In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.
It is known that Billy gets nightmares when he falls asleep an example of this is when he falls asleep in the boxcar in Germany that's taking him to a POW camp, the other prisoners don't want to sleep next to him due to his whimpering and kicking. He startles easily: when he hears a siren going off in Chapter 3, Section 6, he jumps and worries that World War III is coming: “A siren went off, scared the hell out of him. He was expecting World War Three at any time”(Kurt Vonnegut 57). One of the most distinguished symptoms of PTSD was the reliving of frightful past experiences that become literal in Billy's eyes as he travels back and forth in time. And according to Kevin Brown in his journal article, The Psychiatrists Were Right: Anomic Alienation in Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five, “Vonnegut tell
His big brother’s death symbolizes one of the most traumatic events in Robert’s life that helps him wake up and realize the reality of life. At the end of the story Robert observes, “He is buried in the cemetery out back. Years have passed-we are living in the future, and it's turned out differently from what we'd planned” (Cunningham 242). After his brother’s death Robert is able to come to the conclusion that not everything is fun and games because every action has consequences. His big brother took many risks that eventually caught up with him, leading him to his death.
Poe had experienced tragic events in his childhood, and he may have found writing stories and poems as a form of releasing stress. Poe seems to be off about his actions when he writes a story or poem. “The Tell-Tale Heart” connects with the “The Fall of the House of Usher” because, in The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator was being haunted by an old man he had killed by cutting up his body parts and then stuffing them under the floorboards of the old man’s home. The old man came back to haunt the narrator with the sound of his beating heart. In the Fall of the House of Usher, Madeline breaks free from her tomb and causes Roderick to have a heart attack because Roderick mistakenly buried her alive.
The differences are regarding plot, theme, and conflict. Firstly, the plot OF Maus is based on the world war days and the Holocaust. The author bases his story on the interviews he had with his father about the world war and the mistreatment of the Jews BY Germans. The plot is based on real-life events that have been recorded in the history of all countries as the events are known worldwide. However, the great Gatsby is plot mainly based on fictional thoughts of the author and events are created are fictional.
The novel Night gives the perspective of the Holocaust through a young man 's eyes. Elie an observant twelve-year-old, the only son of Shlomo and Sarah Wiesel, leads readers deep into the undeniable torture that he and his father endured. Throughout the novel, Elie 's father remained engulfed with the delusion that the abuse his people had endured was all for the greater good. After being seperated from his mother and sister 's for some time. Elie began to wonder where they
The Drowned and the Saved was created from the memories and testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust, but in particular the experiences of the author. Primo Levi draws greatly on his previous work and correspondence following his liberation from Auschwitz. The Drowned and the Saved, written decades after the war ended, essentially is a reflection on how perception of the atrocities has changed and is being forgotten. It is a warning not to erase the horror with simplifications. It is an explanation and defence of survivors and who they truly are.
Elie Wiesel, the author of the novel Night writes his own personal accounts of experiencing the Holocaust through the character Eliezer. Eliezer and his father rely on one another to survive through the Holocaust. Together they encounter the cruelty of the Nazis, the lack of compassion from the prisoners, as well as the difficulty of simply surviving. They remain strong together unlike other father-son relationships seen in the novel. A majority of the prisoners gravitate towards self preservation while Eliezer chooses to remain with his father.
More than 40 years ago elie wiesel,Holocaust survivor courageously wrote his memories of surviving the holocaust,survival was mentally emotionally and physically challenging. (“Then i was aware of nothing but the strokes of the whip. one ...two…,he counted,...twenty four...twenty five!”wiesel 42) Kade: Hello everyone, I’d like you to welcome Eliezer, he is a survivor of the Holocaust, him and his family were taken when he was just 15,he has recently published the book NIGHT if you would like to know in detail what it was like being in the Holocaust. Elie: Hello thank you for having me, did you have any questions for me? Kade: How was it adjusting back to a regular life after being freed Elie: It was tough, the hate for jews didn 't just die out so i was still in danger,not only that but i had to learn to live without my family and live with how i felt when my father was ill and needed me.