Search For Humanity In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Despite the human form that mankind takes, monstrous qualities thrive throughout the natures of humanity, creating creatures full of spite and savagery. This malformation in mankind is proved dominant in Elie Wiesel’s autobiography Night, William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, and the painting searching for humanity by John Wentz.
The theme of all these pieces is referring to the hermetical aspects that rely within each individual. The evil that lurks abaft the mask exhibited in the world to optically discern, Wentz’s painting represents those factors within society holistically. While the novels go into categorical details of the devastating outcomes that can transpire when a man is overcome by his monster.
In Night, Elie Wiesel incites about
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Caliban is not only a slave to Prospero but to envy and concupiscence, which has turned his once human lifestyle into a quest to seek revenge. His monstrous nature broke out when he “didst seek to violate the honor of Miranda” (1.2-16 Shakespeare). After Caliban’s endeavor to ravish Miranda his true dark heart was revealed even further when he expresses “would it had been done! Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled else, this isle with Caliban’s” (1.2-320) this shows that he has no contriteness for his unconsented sexual endeavors with Miranda. Caliban’s savage composed nature cannot be transmuted, but only tamed by his master. Caliban’s savage formed natured cannot be changed, but only tamed by his…show more content…
He painted probing for a society which gives a visual to the theme, of endeavoring to discover the true stereotypical nature of humans. Exhibited in the outer layer and the faces of the individuals are light pastel color, but the more proximate to the center heart of each person, the color darkens. Sydney Walters quotes Wentz in her article that he describes the masks as “representing the horrors abaft the shadowed humans” (Walters). This image portrays the obnubilated mysteries abaft the human species.
The general theme of all humans are monsters is exhibited profusely through each of these pieces. Followed by personal experiences, and inference to summarize a devastating but a true issue in our world. Proven to subsist in the holocaust over eighty years ago, to our modern day society. As the human race living among monsters, these evils do not just reside within the criminals in the community, but each individual. The situation is just a matter of letting the monster escape and control mankind. Relinquishing the selfish desires that consume one’s soul, result in a loss in
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