He also wanted to tell the reader about his life as a Jew in a concentration camp and the horrors he faced. He wanted us to think about what we would have done in his place and what forgiveness means to us. After he published his book, he asked certain people to respond to the story and what they would have done in his place. Some people are Jews, some are Christians, some are young, some older, some were even part of the war. Everyone who wrote an essay was different from the rest in some way, but they all had one connection, Simon.
He saw Fathers and Sons turning their back on one another and even killing one another so one of them could survive, so not only did he experience the usual evils that come from corrupted people who held power, but he dealt with his own people who were willing to turn on one another if it meant a better chance at survival; Elie saw this not only in the camps but also in the box car as the were being transported the Buchenwald, Aryan German through bread crumbs into the train car and took pleasure in watching the Jews fight over the small morsel of food the Aryans were able to spare. Basically Elie saw that if you want to dehumanize a human being and break them all you need to do was give them a reason to despise all other people, in short you a making it so people are no longer people and turning them into undomesticated animals and undomesticated animals can be slaughtered without any feeling of cruelty or
The cruelty of the German officers at the concentration camps change Elie’s personality throughout the novel. At the beginning of the novel, Elie is deeply religious and spends most of his time studying Judaism. However, by the end of the novel, Elie believes that God has been unjust to him and all the other Jews, and has lost most of his faith. The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well. The events of the Holocaust forces the prisoners to fend for themselves, and not help others.
Elie went through extreme adversity within the camps of Auschwitz yet still managed to persevere. The experiences Elie went through in camp Auschwitz changed him as an individual spiritually; a boy who was once devoted to God ceased to believe in him. Elie also lost his sense of self identity, as his personality completely changes. During his internment at Auschwitz and Buchenwald Elie completely loses his innocence. As a result of the adversity Elie faces throughout his time at the Auschwitz camp, his identity is tarnished and eventually reformed.
It’s difficult to imagine the way humans brutally humiliate other humans based on their faith, looks, or mentality but somehow it happens. On the novel “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he gives the reader a tour of World War Two through his own eyes , from the start of the ghettos all the way through the liberation of the prisoners of the concentration camps. This book has several themes that develop throughout its pages. There are three themes that outstand from all the rest, these themes are brutality, humiliation, and faith. They’re the three that give sense to the reading.
The Holocaust was a horrific, terrifying experience for people of the jewish religion where over 5 million innocent people were killed. Elie Wiesel lived through tough times and watched his family get separated from him. He watches innocent people get killed and tortured. In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel he uses dark imagery to create a sad and helpless tone to connect the reader with the pain he went through in the holocaust to ensure history doesn 't repeat itself.
People in concentration camps were faced with the worst predicaments imaginable, how could someone possibly stay faithful to their religion? Motifs are recurring dominant ideas or distinctive features to symbolize importance and impact the theme. In the case of Night, motifs are used to display the unquestionable horror of the Holocaust. By looking at the theme of Struggle to Maintain Faith in the memoir Night, one can see that author Elie Wiesel used ‘Night’ and ‘Eyes’ as motifs to demonstrate the difficulty of religion and hope in grueling times, which is important because many people often struggle with their religion. Elie Wiesel used ‘eyes’ as a motif for Night.
Authors often use cruel and inhumane acts to develop a theme as well as to appeal to the readers emotions. Elie Wiesel uses cruelty in his memoir Night to emphasize the barbaric treatment towards the victims of the holocaust; in addition to, how cruelty develops his character throughout the story. For one thing at the beginning of the novel Elie is extremely religious, but after he arrives in the concentration camp he starts losing his faith. For example, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name?
He used imagery to establish the tone of darkness and sadness. The way Elie used imagery in his story was not meant to surprise anyone, but to teach us what life looked like for a European Jew during those times. One out of many examples when Elie used imagery to establish the tone of darkness was when the leaders of the Jewish community where
According to Kitty Hart- Moxon the concentration camps were so bad that most of survivors committed suicide because they couldn’t handle the nightmares
Pain creeps through different holes until it finds it’s way to you. On one particular day I witnessed a puzzling sight, the Germans being nice. Though we were on the other side of the railroad tracks I could clearly make out a guard and a prisoner interacting without violence. Nazis weren’t allowed to be compassionate of empathetic to us. Another two figures emerge from a car with a red cross on it, they’d come to inspect the camp.
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