Analysis Of ' An Eye Who Is The Whole World Go Blind '

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“An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.” - Ghandi. The story of Dawn reinforces this well-known quote by demonstrating the heavy silence of murder and it’s feeble justifications.
A few years after the Holocaust, one of it’s victims, Elisha, is recruited from his home in Paris as a terrorist in the city of Palestine. In his short time there, he has participated in violent group retaliation against the British, yet has never been forced to kill individually- until now. This story documents the tale of a young boy’s struggle to come to term with the human’s ability to commit cruel acts, as well as his struggle to justify the ultimate act of cruelty: murder. Within it’s startling revelations of the human conscience, Dawn illuminates that the comforts of revenge are only temporary; murder terminates all answers.
With this, the author, Elie Wiesel, is able crumble the foundations of terrorisms and the reasoning that hate can ever resolve hate in his first novel, called Dawn.

Dawn takes place in Palestine, a place where the Jewish community wakes up to a red, vengeful sky. After surviving the Holocaust the main character, Elisha, has been recruited as a terrorist for the Freedom Movement. For Elisha, who is now without a family, the Freedom Movement represents a new dawn, an act of hope, and most importantly, a retaliation in the name of faith to secure what 's rightfully his peoples. However, daybreak presents Elisha with a more tortured reality; he has been…

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