If people give up all the time individuals will never get far in life or become successful, but if people try their best until people get better or at least try, people are less likely to fail. To begin, in the realistic fiction novel, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, there is a kid named Brian Robeson whose parents are divorced. So he gets on a plane to go see his dad, but usually stays mainly with his mom. When he goes on the plane for the first time since the divorce his plane crashes in the middle of a forest. Brian has to learn how to survive in the wilderness and hope he gets saved. The novel has two themes displayed through the novel. One theme is to never give up. Another theme is when an individual is scared to do something they can overcome
With the typically good vs. evil theme being portray, there is always a climax where things go insanely wrong and awful. Throughout the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, the Jews can be seen as who are struggling with their humanity while being kept in the internment camp. Though the conflict is portrayed early on in this book, the way that the event is being described is very essential to know the author’s feeling. This can be seen near or in the very end of the story where the author can’t put into words what had happened to him and describe only a sentimental amount of it. Not only was the main character struggling with his humanity, the people around him was too… With them trying to “shut” someone of their own kind from yelling and moaning
Throughout the memoir, Wiesel talks about how disgusted he is with how the conditions he and the rest of the prisoners are in have destroyed family bonds and have made everyone selfish and destroyed any compassion they’ve had for each other. He believes that the family bond should be strong and constant, like the bond he has with his father. He continuously explains how he felt like his father depended on him, and that it was his own responsibility to care for his father as much as he could by staying alive as long as possible. On page 86 while talking about how his father was the only reason he wouldn’t let himself die, he says, “ I had no right to let myself die. What would he do without me? I was his sole support” (86). This quote demonstrated just how much he felt that his father needed him. While trying to protect his father, Wiesel also talks about numerous situations he’s witnessed that showed family bonds being destroyed, however the most shocking experience occurred while on the train to Buchenwald, where a fight broke out over food that lead a son to beat his own father to death. The son sacrificed a bond he had with a family member to save himself, and this occurrence shocks and disgusts Elie, because he knows the importance of family bonds. In relation to Shop on Main Street, Marco sacrifices the bond he has with his brother and sister-in-law in order to become successful by being sure he is the only one getting all of his mother and father-in-law’s valuables after they pass. In addition, you see Tono sacrifice the bond he has with Mrs. Lautmann to save himself towards the end of the film when he tries to hide her from being put on one of the trucks evacuating the Jews, then changes his mind and tries to force her to leave after thinking about the consequences that will be given to him by his brother-in-law as well as the rest of the fascist government for hiding a Jewish
World War II (WWII) is a very common topic discussed in high school english classes mainly due to the facts that WWII is a perfect example of good vs. evil in the real world and there is an endless amount of books written about this tragic era in history. Two examples of these type of books are Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken and Elie Wiesel’s Night; and like all of the other WWII books, these two address themes about the hardships of war and how hope is always present. One specific theme that these books support is that in war, there will always be peace; this is shown through elements of faith, happiness, and trauma.
There were several characters that became part of Elie’s journey in the book; Shlomo, Moishe the Beadle, Idek, Dr. Josef Mengele, and so on. Shlomo, his father, is present throughout most of the book. He is highly respected by the Jewish community of Sighet, especially by his son. Alongside Elie, they try to remain together throughout their time at the concentration camp. Elie gains a will to survive for his father, for example on pages 75-76, when his father does not pass the selection he states “How good would it be to die right here!” This example shows how he is almost the center of Elie’s survival. Elie’s relationship with his father reminds him of essential feelings of love, duty, and commitment. Also reminding him of his own humanity,
Adversity is a condition marked by misfortune; however, every person has at one point experienced difficulty whether benign or extremely severe. A true story, 'Night ' was published in 1960 is a literature work by Elie Wiesel focusing on his encounter with his father between 1944 and 1945. However, the setting occurred at the Nazi German concentration camps situated at Auschwitz and Buchenwald towards the culmination of the Second World War at the height of the Holocaust. Elie convinced that he lived an ordinary life until the German troops within his residence separated him from part of his family. 'Night, ' illustrates endurance and struggles faced by Elie at an early age such as loss of self-identity, self-belonging, loss of innocence, and the gap left in the soul. Consequently, adversity results in inhumane activities that lower a person’s morals, values, and esteem.
“Demons” by Imagine Dragons and Night by Elie Wiesel share one important thing in common and that is conflict, as you can see in the song “Demons” and the book Night they both closely share a same conflict which is greed. Greed is within everyone no matter their personality. And once greed takes over we all do the worst kinds of things. Such as “Meir, my little Meir! Don’t you recognize me...you’re killing your father...I have bread...for you too...for you too…” “When they withdrew, there were two dead bodies next to me, the father and the son, I was sixteen.”(Wiesel) This shows how the mood of this quote and the mood of the “Demons” are identical and how they both add up to being related to the whole mood in the thesis, even the sweetest people (the son, and the father) will do the worst kinds of things just because greed is within them and always will be.
Many books have the same themes and even some books have the same setting, ideas, or characters. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Night by Elie Wiesel, both Liesel from The Book Thief and Elie for Night both share a common theme: suffering. Both Liesel and Elie suffer from the loss of their family. It is very hard on them since they have almost no one to depend on; they are by themselves essentially. Suffering is a major problem that both Liesel and Elie have to endure with in order to survive.
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. In Night, the question asking whether family is a blessing or a curse is the most significant theme because it highlights good and bad times, it shows the internal conflict between whether he wants his father around or not, and it illustrates the dehumanization Elie faces throughout the Holocaust.
Wiesel used foreshadowing in the story of Mrs. Schachter by having her yelling about a fire. Of course, no one knew of what she was talking about, so they quieted her. She continues to yell later as well and so the young men gagged her. When they arrived at Auschwitz Mrs. Schachter was screaming about the flames and the fire. When the train stopped, everyone jumped out avoiding the strike of a stick, they thenk smelled the stench of burning flesh from the fire.
Nazi Germany was full of hatred and German-supremacy. Anyone who had a different opinion was wrong and should be treated as inferior. She attributed this German idea to the suffering of her family and herself. Her parents were called communists and for that reason were persecuted by the government. Liesel confessed to Hans that she hated Hitler, leading to a harsh slap in her face, literally and metaphorically, from Hans. This scene was heartbreaking for both Liesel and her father, as shown by the quote “Liesel stood up and also raised her arm. With absolute misery, she repeated it. ‘Heil Hitler.’ It was quite a sight - and eleven-year-old girl, trying not to cry on the church steps, saluting the Führer as the voices over Papa’s shoulder chopped and beat at the dark shape in the background” (Zusak 116, 117). Hans took it upon himself to explain to Liesel that she had to agree with and even glorify Hitler. Deep down, it hurt them both but especially Liesel. She even had to ask Hans if they were still friends after this
“Father! Father! Wake up. They’re going to throw you outside… No! I yelled. He’s not dead! Not yet!...” Elie said as the desperation crept throughout his voice as he hoped his father would open his eyes and continuing to give him the strength to live. The theme family is carried out through the story Night. Family is essential when going through an extremely dark, depressing, lonely period of time, like the Wiesel's did. Elie and his father experienced things that are unimaginable and couldn’t have made it as far as they did without each other. Throughout the book Night the author Elie Wiesel is trying to accomplish the goal of making people understand that there will be difficulty throughout life and family will be there to make the hard times easier. Elie uses imagery, symbolism, and flashbacks to explain the importance of family after his tragic trauma.
Although humans may originally behave due to innate reasons, much of literature argues external forces shape character and possess the power to influence the way societies behave. Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief exhibits how individuals may react in times of discrimination, and demonstrates the love and hate accompanying war. Difficult times challenge morality, and tests one’s limits; Liesel Meminger perseveres through arduous events, namely due to her identity as a creative and brave adolescent. Liesel’s identity is shaped and ultimately strengthened by outside forces.
What do colors mean? Colors represent different things, trigger different memories. Colors have a wide variety of meanings for different people. Colors spark different things for people. Some relate the color pink to a girl and blue to a boy, other people may relate blue to sadness. There is a wide variety of different colors we can see through many things In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Death is the narrator and often connects the souls he collects to different colors. The color he sees normally represents something such as white may mean they are pure and innocent. Zusak portrays Death as a witty, sarcastic character, yet there is a deeper part of Death he has experienced so much and the colors are a way for him to connect to the human world. The theme of color can be found throughout the novel through Death and his life-changing experiences, Zusak shows the power of colors through Liesel, Death and other characters.