Significance Of Boys In The Boat By Elie Wiesel

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Some people's life stories can show us the hardships that one can go through in history or the future for the upcoming generation to share their story. One of the books that i've read was ‘Night’. The author is the main character of the story, Elie Wiesel, who went through a german concentration camp that was meant for people to work till they drop, literally. The second book is ‘Boys in The Boat’, by Daniel James Brown. In this book a boy named Joe Rantz as the main character, this story talks about how he and his team won gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Elie Wiesel and Joe Rantz demonstrate resilience by overcoming their families leaving them and facing hardships by themselves. For these two main characters, their relationship with their …show more content…

When Elie was in the concentration camp after a while he started to get used to all the death going around him, and the promise of hope to be diminished if it to come to anyone. He started to become empty with no feeling except hunger, no fear, no sorrow, no pity for his father, just the hungriness that was starting to drive him mad with all the others, “ No thought of revenge, or of parents. Only of bread.”(pg 115). He didn't have any thought of revenge or to make them suffer like he did. He found his sister afterwards and reunited with her, but that same emptiness that came with what he had been though was still there, and was to stay . In the other book Joe had a girlfriend, but still kept his secrets to himself to bear. Also throughout the years of himself living alone, and in solitude, it was hard for him to open up for his crew, ” He said there were times that Joe seemed to think that he was the only one in the boat.”(pg 133). Joe was so accustomed to be by himself he didn't know what to do until He can get in line like the rest of the rowars. Nonetheless, in the end he helped the team get gold at the olympics by striving to be the roar he was to be in his training and progress in

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