Examples Of Oppression In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Imagine going through a breaking point in life. A point to where it is so awful and unbearable. Going through life complications will and can affect an individual. Oppression can affect how oppressed people think, including loss of hope, making changes in society, and having acceptance. Oppression shapes the oppressed to have a loss of hope. Throughout life, people go through hardships that shape them to think a certain way. Usually, when people go through hard times, they think negatively about life, and they feel as if nothing will get better. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel was a jew during the holocaust. When in the concentration camps he lost confidence in himself, he began to lose hope, he writes, “It was my turn. I ran without looking…show more content…
For example, in Elie Wiesel’s Acceptance speech he says, “Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.” During the holocaust nobody reached out to help the innocent people that were suffering. If someone is being jeopardized for being who they are, it is important to speak up and help out. Wesel does not want something so terrible to happen again in the future. Malala been through hard times for being the person she is. She wants to really make sure the world promises to not threaten people. For instance Malala states in her UN speech, “Promise us that you will keep your commitments and invest in our future. Promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education.” Malala also adds in her speech, “I am hopeful that we all, and the United Nations will be united in the goal of education and peace. And that we will make this world not just a better place but the best place to live.” Malala was once extremely oppressed. She wants to change the way society is. She does not want the same thing to happen to other people, that goes for all the other people that were oppressed in the
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