What Is The Moral Of The Book Night By Elie Wiesel

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The quote “Let us not forget that there is always a moment when the moral choice is made. Often because of one story or one book or one person, we are able to make a different choice for humanity, for life.” by Elie Wiesel relates directly to our study of the Holocaust in school. Personally, I believe this quote refers to the vast amount of stories and information we have about the Holocaust which helps us improve the future. By examining the horrors of the Holocaust in the past, we can learn from our mistakes to make sure something like this never happens again. Like the famous quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (Santayana) We learn about the awful occurrences in the past which help shape us so we don’t make similar mistakes when we become adults and grow up. These stories encourage us to make more righteous decisions in life.…show more content…
The quote means every piece of literature or story passed on from generation can help teach others to make better choices morally. Books like Night and Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or people like Miep Gies and Elie Wiesel, they impact us in a way which helps make decisions in favor of helping others and the benefit of humanity instead of choosing more selfish options to preserve ourselves. The books, stories, and speakers which told the world about the Holocaust got the word out about the suffering of others, and people like Nicholas Winton and Miep Gies made the risky ethical decision to do something about it. Instead of sympathizing about those suffering, these brave souls got up and did something to change the world for the better. Learning from the past, no matter how horrific it may be, helps improve the lives of many by improving our decision making

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