teve Goodier once wrote, “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds.” Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir about Elies life during The Holocaust. He was a young boy when he was taken from his home in Sighet, Transylvania and brought to concentration camps. He was separated from his mother and two sisters and was left with his father. Determined for him and his father to live, Elie faced many people who didn 't want him to keep going and others who encouraged him to keep going. All the scars that he has allow him to realize he has already came so far, so why not finish strong In Night, characters like Elie 's father had a positive effect on Elie, while others like the SS guards and prisoners who were given power were obstacles.
When, in this section, Eliezer relates with horror a story about witnessing a thirteen-year-old child who beats his father for making his bed improperly, he seems to feel that the event serves as an implicit cautionary tale. It is Eliezer’s great fear that he too will lose his sense of kindness and filial responsibility, that he may turn against his father to facilitate his own survival.An old man named Rabbi Eliahou comes into the shed looking for his son, who was separated from him while running. Rabbi Eliahou is a good man, admired by all, and he and his son had remained together for three years in the concentration camps. Eliezer tells the Rabbi that he hasn't seen the man's son, but after he leaves, he realizes that he actually had. The son had seen his father falling behind in the pack, but he had continued to run farther and farther away from him.
Another example of survival and compassion is how Elie had given up everything in order to keep his father alive. Elie still used compassion and gave up his own needs for his father late in the story. By the end of the story everyone was starving and acting un-human like. For example, the men were “tearing and beating each other like animals” over a piece of bread. Instead of doing this Elie shares food with his father in order for him to survive.
How this movie The Book Thief relate to the theme of Holocaust is because during the movie they keep a boy who has ran away from his home because they took over and they are trying to find all you. Come to he comes to this house where they accept him and take care of him because when he gets there he is really sick. The wife spoon feeds him soup which he pukes up but eventually learns how to digest. After a while he could not stay in the top one with everyone else so they moved him to the basement where he did not have a bed just a blanket and had to sleep on the floor. This is where he met a little girl named Lisa who showed him life and happiness.
On one of the first nights we got to know each other, he sadly passed away from typhus, which is very common here at Auschwitz. I recall him waking up seeing his pale face and realizing that I do not want to go through this ever again. Even though I am genuinely feeling isolated and longing for companionship, the agony of losing someone is something I never want to go through again. In the next morning at 4:00 AM we hear the same heavy whistles. The guards direct us to another construction and everyone is wondering what is going on.
In a situation where your body is surviving on a thread, your stomach is inflated due to starvation and all the strength you had before is gone, you have to rely on mental and religious strength to carry you through your hardships. In Elie Wiesel’s “Night”, Elie talks about his personal experiences and hardships he faced during WWII and his life at Auschwitz as a young boy. Throughout the story Elie pushes through losing his mother and sister, lashings, seeing babies burned alive and the fear of death but also the hope for it in some situations. No amount of physical strength can help someone survive in the brutal place Auschwitz. Everywhere in the story Elie and other characters show that with mental and religious/spiritual strength, you can push through any hardship you have to face.
Throughout the book Elie and his father saw some of the awful things that happened at the camps including people burned, hanged, murdered, beaten, starved, and put to work under terrible conditions. As a survivor of the Holocaust on April 12 1999 Elie have a speech at the White House talking about his life growing up at the concentration camps. He also discusses about indifference and what it really is. He goes in depth about what difference and shows the audience how dangerous indifference really is. When comparing the speech of indifference to the book Night i feel that book was better in many ways.
Up until that point, Elie has been an assistance to his father. Elie notices his father in hunger and asks, “Did you eat?” “No.” “Why?” Elie argued. His dad explains, “They didn’t give us anything…They said that we were sick, that we would die soon…[Elie] gave him what was left
Additionally, Wiesel conveys how circumstances were challenging when his father fell ill and had, "become like a child, weak, timid, vulnerable" (Wiesel 110). By comparing his father to a weak child, Wiesel shows how the inhumane living conditions were affecting the victims. Father figures are usually associated with great strength and might; to contradict this by considering his dad to be vulnerable shows how Wiesel depicts the egregious conditions in the camps. A third example where Wiesel depicts a shift from rational behavior is when his father is ill and asks for a cup of coffee, so Wiesel makes his way to the coffee table, "Like a wild beast" (Wiesel 111). Towards the end of the novel, Wiesel makes multiple allusions to how people began acting like animals and beasts.
People live, they age, and then they die. Somewhere, in the middle, adults question all the choices they’ve made, all the heart breaks, and endless memories that are embedded in their minds. God made us to live and to die, but when E.B White faces death he turns to the memories of when he was a little boy. Dual existence, internal conflict, and the experience of nature are social attitudes revealed toward loss of identity, fear, and vulnerability in “Once more to the Lake”. E.B White struggles mainly with dual existence between him and his son.