What Are The Similarities Between Night And To Kill A Mockingbird

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Two literature pieces, Night, by Elie Wiesel, and To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, are perfect examples of how some people are treated unfairly and others don’t obey the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human rights were created to make life a little less complicated, but people don’t obey them and that causes problems. Night is a memoir about the Holocaust and how Elie Wiesel spent part of his life in a concentration camp. It’s about the negative things he had to be around and watch people suffer, even his own father because Adolf Hitler didn’t want to abide by the human rights. To Kill a Mockingbird is about how two kids, Scout and Jem, sister and brother, saw what life really was about. They had to deal with knowing an innocent man died of a crime he didn’t commit because he was black. They watched life unfold before their eyes. These two literature pieces showed how people don’t obey the human rights and how negative things happened. …show more content…

They were pretty much owned by Adolf Hitler and were under his control. They had no say so. Some died as soon as they got there, beaten, or worked to death. They also ate horrible food that wasn’t beneficial to them. For example, in Night they had to run in the freezing cold and couldn’t stop or slow down or they would be shot. “Faster, you tramps, you flea-ridden dogs !” (Wiesel, 85). For them, it was about staying alive the best way they knew how. In To Kill a Mockingbird, African Americans were constantly being dehumanized by whites. For Tom Robinson, he was a black man on trial because he was being accused of raping and beating a 19-year-old white female. All the proof was given that Tom wasn’t guilty. Because of his skin color, they treated him as if he was an animal. They locked him away and they eventually shot him because he was trying to

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