From An Ordinary Man Analysis

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Racial hatred is prejudice and hostility targeting groups of color or ethnic backgrounds in various ways. “Night” by Elie Wiesel is a story about the author's experience during the Holocaust and how he survived through the harsh treatment of the concentration camps. Paul Rusesabagina’s “From An Ordinary Man” is about how the author saved many people from an ongoing tribe attack by putting them in his hotel. In Elie Wiesel’s “Night”and Paul Rusesabagina's “From An Ordinary Man”, both the author's use of overall purpose, theme, and use of rhetoric help tell the stories of survivors. In these novels the theme I chose was racial prejudice, were it also gives a message racism and how far it could go. Further into “From An Ordinary” it's…show more content…
In “An Ordinary Man” Paul tries to persuade the Hutu soldier to not kill his family and friends and paid for their lives “It’s was the price we had finally agreed on: a million Rwandan francs for everyone”. The German soldiers persuaded the Jews to to get on the train. However “Night” states some rhetoric to help others, when the Maria the christian made to try to persuade the Wiesel family to hide in the hut with her, “Our former maid came to see us. Sobbing, she begged us to come with her”. After reading these two novels I think the overall purpose of these authors is for Paul to inform the reader about racial hatred and Elie to describe his experience during the holocaust. Paul talks about how humanity should be “Kindness is not an illusion and violence is not a rule. The true resting state of human affairs is not represented by a man hacking his neighbor into pieces with a machete. That is a sick aberration. No, the true state of human affairs is life as it ought to be lived.”. Elie goes describes what he saw, felt, and thought about during his time in the concentration camp “Blessed be God's name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because he kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and the Holy Days? Because in His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other
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