Tuesdays With Morrie And Night Essay

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Although Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie and Elie Wiesel’s Night could be considered two very different novels, one could argue that the two books also have similarities. Both novels teach amazing lessons to anyone who reads them. One main theme in Tuesdays with Morrie and Night is inhumanity. Although the main characters of both novels were given two very different circumstances, both main characters become extremely familiar with inhumanity. Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie and Elie Wiesel’s Night both touch on the subject of humanity and inhumanity when it comes to family, how one is treated by surrounding people, and diseases. Family is a very large theme in each novel. Morrie talks about how important it is that one would need his or her family around them. He even says, “The fact is, there is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn’t the family” (Albom 91). According to Morrie, in order for one to keep his or her humanity, it is important that they have a family. In Night, Elie Wiesel gets taken away from his family very early on in the novel. When Elie had arrived at his first concentration camp, Birkenau, he was taken away from his mother and his three sisters. Only one of Elie’s sisters was able to stay with his mother (Wiesel 29)…show more content…
The most inhumane thing about diseases is that humans spread them to each other. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie mourns for himself every morning because of the horrible disease that has taken over his body (Albom 56). Morrie’s disease has caused almost all of his physical capabilities cease to exist. This disease caused Morrie to lose some of his humanity. In Night, Jews being held in concentration camps were constantly catching diseases. Morrie’s father had caught a horrible disease and died from it. Because of all of these diseases, it was almost impossible for Jews to keep any of their
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