First They Came For The Horrible Things Poem Analysis

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Elie Wiesel’s Night, Martin Niemöller’s poem, First They Came for the Communists and Eve Bunting’s The Terrible Things all share one thing in common. The main character; whether it be Elie, the two rabbits, or Martin Niemöller, all chose to ignore what was happening right in front of them. In the book Night, one of Elie’s friends, Moishe, told everyone in the town about the Anti-Semitic acts are happening every day on trains and out on the streets. But the people chose to ignore him. “Optimism soon revived: The Germans will not come this far” (Wiesel 9). As the Germans slowly moved their way into the town, the citzens gained trust in them. And then, without warning, “the curtain finally rose” (Wiesel 10) and the Germans started taking control
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