Back then there were walls that divided countries, families, and friends. Because of walls, many authors write about the lifestyle of living there. Author John Boyne and Jennifer A. Nielsen both wrote books surrounding different walls. In Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, it takes place when the Jews had no right to do anything because of their religion. It centers around a 9-year-old boy who meets a new friend; the friend lives on the other side of the wall. The side where the jews work all day. In Nielsen’s book The Night Divided, it centers around a 12-year-old girl. She lives on the East side of the Berlin Wall. Her father and brother are on the West side of the Berlin Wall. While both of the writer 's center their stories around
The Holocaust is a destruction on a massive scale, it was significant part of today’s history because it teaches people how and where genocide can take place in. Although, the violence was targeted towards the Jewish people, non-Jewish people were also killed during this traumatizing event of world history. The memoir Night by Eliezer Wiesel tells the story about Elie’s Holocaust experiences. In his story, Elie experiences and encounters several relationships involving himself and other characters. The theme relationships are essential for physical and psychological survival are shown throughout the book when situations involving Mrs. Schächter, Stein, and Elie occur. The situations take place in the story are evidence for the theme.
Aristotle wrote, “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light (Aristotle)”. The Holocaust was one of the darkest times humanity has ever seen. A machination brewed by an extraordinarily perverse man that resulted in the deaths of millions, and robbed millions more of their faith and hope. Families were torn apart, towns were destroyed, and humanity lost, all to satisfy one man’s extreme racism and psychotic agenda. If however, one only chooses to focus on the darkness, they might overlook the light, specifically in the two stories of boys who survived against all odds and shared their tales years after defying death. Rubino Salmoni and Eliezer Wiesel tell their stories not to revel in the dark moments, but to show their readers the light in the horrific situation they lived through.
During a time of great struggle, there is no doubt that the event will cause the person to change. In something so horrible and traumatizing as the Holocaust, where the Nazi soldiers inflicted so much fear on the Jews, there is no doubt they would feel forced to change in order to survive. Since the Nazis committed such heinous crimes, the victims of the holocaust began to deny their faith, go against their morals in order to survive the stress, and their physical appearances changed due to the little food the Nazi’s gave them in the Concentration camp. Eliezer, the main character of the novel Night, goes through an intense character change from the beginning to the end of his story as a holocaust victim. This event in his life causes a change
The Diary of Anne Frank and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas are two very different stories. Anne Frank is a Jewish teenager living in hiding from nazis. Throughout the story Anne is wise in her years and is very aware of her family’s situation. Bruno on the other hand, is almost the complete opposite of Anne. Bruno is the son of a Nazi. He is completely unaware that his country is at war and of the deeds his father does. Bruno also doesn’t have to live in constant fear the way that Anne does. At
Justice is derived from the root word just, meaning agreeing to what is considered morally right or good; treating people in a way that is morally right; or reasonable or proper. However, society has become so entangled up in the power which certain individuals possess, they forget all about what is “just”. The justice theory is that justice is at the advantage of the stronger. When an individual is described or depicted as being “strong”, that individual is typically of a larger build, possesses some sort of weapon that causes them to be mighty, and is typically large in size. No matter what circumstances arise, these individuals are expected to be victorious in each battle they fight. The justice theory states that justice is at the advantage of the stronger; however, there have been cases where even the strongest have been defeated. Take Ovid’s Apollo and Daphne for example, or from a biblical perspective, the Book of Judges, or even Elie Wiesel’s novel Night. These writings each
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham is a post-apocalyptic dystopian novel about how the Waknuk people believe God has willed one race with specific characteristics. This race of people is determined by the ‘Definition of Man’. To keep this race unmixed, they eradicate all blasphemies and deviations. In doing so, they believe they are creating a perfect society when they are only causing innocent lives to be lost. Believing that one race is better than another results in conflict and harm to their own kind. This novel is considered an allegory of the Holocaust. There is a similar chain of events leading to disarray when one race thinks it is superior to another. It teaches the danger of discrimination and superiority which results in eradication
The Holocaust was a devastating event that had outreaching effects on many groups of people and many countries. Although most of this devastation happened to the Jewish Race. There are many books, movies, memoirs, and academic journals regarding the Holocaust, portraying how it affected different people and their stories. One memoir that will be discussed is Night written by Elie Wiesel about his life during the Holocaust. Also a movie by the name of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will be discussed. Both of these are very powerful tools created by people to really portray the horrible events that occurred and really happened to people in the Holocaust. There are many similarities and difference between the two movies but neither is more or less powerful in getting the point of complete disgust across to the viewer.
e and isolation can easily Throughout the book of Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, there are many themes. Similar to Frankenstein, the movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Rupert Wyatt and written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, shows similar themes as Frankenstein. Through these examples we see how knowledge may cause trouble to a society, that ambition can lead to obsession and obsession can lead to evil. In addition natural influences earth or in a person or animal can set up a story and become someone's reality and introduce more problems than thought, and finally that isolation and loneliness changes a person in ways that are not commonly understood. I would like to focus on the aspects of isolation or loneliness, and danger of knowledge.
They rely on their child when answering to the door with the potential of the Nazis coming. They anticipate their child to answer the door just like they taught him to do so. On the other hand, every game played needs critical thinking in order to outsmart the other players. When one is put in a stressful situation a lot of pathos or emotion is also stressed. The boy who has unique features, such as “chubby cheeks” and “blue eyes” (35) is their only hope to save them because he is perceived as the least Jewish looking. When readers realize that the parents are using their child for protection, then the reader may become sympathetic for the outcome of the family.
"Life is a matter of perspective. It can be amazing or wonderful, or it can be depressing and worthless" (Gray, n.d.). Stephen Gray fabricated this quote to convey that life is only as good or bad as one perceives it. Humans tend to have differing experiences, even if based on the same event, due to how they respond to the given situation. Looking at Elie Wiesel's (2006) book Night and the movie "Life is Beautiful" (2000), there are two divergent interpretations of how life can be perceived in the middle of arduous times. Both of these accounts encompass a father and a son relationship of which undergo a concentration camp during the Holocaust. It is how the main characters view and react to the troubling circumstances endured that impacts
Since Bruno died of the same reason in both the film version and the book, it shows how the film stayed true to the book. Bruno had left to go to the Concentration Camp with Shmuel thinking they would just go find Shmuel’s father and Say Goodbye. searching for Scheels father, the two boys ended up in a chamber. Where “ he assumed that it has something to do with keeping the rain out and stopping people from colds. and then the room went very dark… he was still holding his hand” (Boyne 213). also in the movie, Bruno ignorantly states that they are probably in the chamber to keep away from the cold outside. little does he know he dies holding his
There are ones to rely on, who will have people’s backs through thick and thin, and display humanity in every step. The dictionary states, “Humanity is the quality or condition of being human or humane” (“Humanity”). This means people are humans because of the way they react to certain situations. For instance, humans have feelings and characteristics such as compassion, sympathy, consideration, and kindness. People’s feelings toward others mark them apart from all other animals. In many stories throughout history, people or characters exhibit humanistic qualities. Humanity is possible in the toughest situations, as shown in the novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, September 11, 2001, and our own communities.
In the literary works Night, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the “Rwandan Genocide,” many human rights outlined in “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” were violated. Night is an autobiography written by Elie Wiesel, who was a Jew that survived the Holocaust. He suffered in several different concentration camps, enduring the pain they inflicted. To Kill a Mockingbird is a historical fiction novel written in retrospect of fictional events. Scout, the narrator, is a young girl whose family is experiencing the Depression and segregation. Her father, Atticus (a lawyer), is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, from accusations of raping a young woman. The “Rwandan Genocide” is an informational text written to explain what happened