In the book, The Cage Riva once said, "But we need much more than laughter to make us well. It does not cure tuberculosis or put calcium back into my bones." The Cage to bring us back to the dark times of the holocaust he also makes us believe that in the darkest times there is still hope to move on. Even when they take all you love and something you have affection for all go away, but there is still hope to live for no matter what times you are going through. One of those things is family and that is important because they could take everything you love and all your personal belongings but you still have a family which is more important than anything, like Riva said “But we cannot let the Nazis destroy our minds. Some of us have formed secret study groups.” In the book, The Cage the author uses many different narrative techniques in the book.
On one drizzly night in Brooklyn,New York a little boy was left at an orphanage, his mother telling him she would be right back. Only she was not right back, and was never able to fully take care of him on her own again. This boy was Jennings Michael Burch, and They Cage The Animals At Night is a true story of Jenning’s survival and strength as he traveled from orphanage to orphanage, never quite sure when he would ever return home. Jenning’s faces many challenges throughout his childhood, but his inside strength get’s him through them all.If one thing is learned from this heartbreaking story it is: Never give up on your own psychological and mental strength, you can overcome anything and everything if you just believe.
Sylvia was one of only 12 children to survive. Based on her experiences and told from her perspective from the age of four through liberation as an eleven-year old in 1945, her observations bring the experience of the Jewish ghetto to life. A stunning, poetic recreation of a life lived within the horror that was the Holocaust.The book relates Sylvia 's explanations of what life in the ghetto is like: her friends, people around the ghetto, jobs, and her schedule. It relates how Sylvia 's family is forced to sell her doll, leaving her with rags and buttons as her playthings.Sylvia had playmates that she often played dolls with. One day, one of the girls she played with and was very close to disappeared.Nobody knew what happened to her or where she went, but they were sure the soldiers had something to do with it. The soldiers just kept shoving more and more thousands of jews in this harsh community. People often died of starvation, or freezing to death in their apartments, because they didn’t have heat. Also there were many sicknesses, and diseases, caused by the over population of people there in the ghetto. As a couple years go
As Sukarno once said, “The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation.” In Night by Elie Wiesel, Anna Karenina, and The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso, the protagonists all struggle with isolation. Elie, Anna, and the old man are isolated from society because they are different than everybody else and unworthy of being included, which results in depression, death, and misery.
In the book Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, Misha Pilsudski is a brave boy that survives from starving or even freeze in the winter.
Faith is such an important part of life. It is the drive, the motive to live, to breathe, to feel. When faith is lost, so is the reason to exist; life is lost in oblivion. Faith is a truly powerful weapon and as the story of Eliezer 's life during the Holocaust is played out through this book, a first-hand perspective is gained of what someone can do to cause questioning of faith and how people respond, whether by strengthening faith or losing it entirely. Eliezer is hit with every hard trial imaginable within a year of his life and eventually withers and hardens into this completely new person than the boy he was when he first stepped into that cattle car expelling him from Sighet, his home, and life. When everything familiar is taken, doubt
Throughout the novel Night, Elie and his father overcome many struggles. They overcame a lot of struggles most kids wouldn’t be able to go through most of the things they went through. The novel and the movie are very different though. The novel in my opinion is way better than the movie. Throughout the novel, Elie’s purpose in life changed from the beginning from the end. The novel is about a Jew and his father’s struggle through the holocaust and about them overcoming the struggles that they were faced. A few other characters in the novel are Yossi, Tibi and Moshi.
Some people may say that innocence is impossible after the Holocaust. I disagree. Innocence adopts many forms, including delusion, joy, and anger. Throughout Night, Eliezer experiences all of these (mental states).
The Holocaust was a terrible time in the world’s history. Not many Jewish people made it out of the Holocaust alive, but Elie Wiesel not only made it through the dark years, but he also wrote a book and delivered a speech. Both of these things were meant to tell the world about the horrors that happened in the concentration camps and raise awareness about the Holocaust. The book Night tells us what Elie’s journey throughout 1943-1945 (the time of the Holocaust) was like with Nazis controlling the Jews. In the speech Perils of Indifference, Elie explains why it is dangerous to not have an opinion on certain topics. He says that indifference is how the Holocaust got so bad, with other countries not taking a stance and fighting the
The Holocaust was a dreadful and truly awful time period, people were dehumanized, and shamed into losing their faith while they experienced tragic and awful death and pain. One Jewish survivor documents his experiences with death in his memoir, ‘Night’, Elie Wiesel. The novel is filled with his tales of death, dehumanization, and faith throughout the concentration camp, Auschwitz. In Auschwitz, the Jews lost their innocence that they once had. In the novel, Night, Elie, his father, and his fellow Jews lost their innocence through dehumanization, loss of faith, and experience of death and violence.
The book and movie of The Devil’s Arithmetic have similarities and differences, and they help the viewer gain more understanding of the story, the Holocaust, and the way that the mistreated Jews dealt with adversity. Both of the forms of media benefit the execution of their respective genres.
holocaust. The main characters are two Jewish girls, Zlatka and Fania. They both live in ghettos, until their lives drastically change. They are both sent in cargo trains to one of the biggest death camps, Auschwitz. There, the two girls meet. Closer and closer they become friends as they struggle to survive. They both start working in factories, doing everything they can to make it by. When Fania’s birthday comes around, Zlatka makes her cake, a card in the shape of a heart, and paper dolls. By doing all of this, she’s risking her life. As the USSR front draws closer to Auschwitz, the Jews walk Death Marches. Eventually, they are rescued by Soviet Union soldiers while sleeping in a revene. They are told not to hope to find their families
Literature that stimulates the feeling of pity, sympathy and sorrow is Pathos. The two pieces of literature express pathos in different lights, showcasing a rollercoaster of emotions for the reader. John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men and Christie McLaren’s article “Suitcase Lady” both expose heartache and social inequalities to deduce the feeling of commiseration.
Ellie Wiesel once said, “Without Passion, without haste.” The people in this true story were all treated like they were so much less than everyone else in the world. None of them had names that they went by anymore they just went by being called stupid Jews by the people who ran the camps. The things that had happened to these people were so unbelieveable. Millions of Jews were forced to cut their hair and were compared to dogs, or even sometimes called dogs. The sense of dehumanization during the holocaust was tragic; this time in history is sad but a very good lesson could be learned.
In the two poems Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Caged Bird by Maya Angelou, gave a comparison between the life of a caged bird and the life of a slave. There are similarities and differences in the two poems. The difference between the two poem is that Sympathy is more aggressive than the poem Caged Bird, and the similarities of the two poems is the theme and imagery.