humans were attracted to tragedy and destruction so that they can purge themselves of repressed emotions, otherwise known as catharsis. This is proved whenever someone cries over a sad or tragic moment in a book or movie. After one stops crying, they feel relief. This person might rewatch the same tragic moment or read it over and over so as to experience that feeling again. In Night by Elie Wiesel, catharsis can be shown and experienced through the many horrid situations that Elie is subjected to; however
Night, Schindler's List, and The Diary of Anne Frank The Holocaust was the most horrific time that man has known. To survive this atrocity, the Holocaust victims man upon man atrocity, one had to summon bravery, strength, courage, and wisdom that many did not know they possessed. One survivor is Elie Wiesel, whose exquisite writings have revealed the world of horror suffered by the Jewish people. Elie Wiesel's statement, "...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all..."
novels I read throughout the school year. Elie Wiesel from the novel Night and Judy Boone from the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time taught me how the way people respond to conflict shapes who they become. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, the response to conflict shaped Elie into a wise man. During World War II, the main character and his family were placed into a concentration camp by the name of Auschwitz. As the story developed and Elie reached his final pages, you learn that
experiences are more devastating than others. Each survivor has his/her way of coping with the trauma and maintaining sanity. Elie Wiesel, one the survivors of the Holocaust, gives us some insight into dealing with extremely difficult experiences. He spent a year imprisoned in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps, the same camps where he lost all his family members (Wiesel 15). After his liberation, he moved to France where he learned French and studied Literature, Philosophy, and Psychology
It is a tragedy that the terror and destruction of the Holocaust could have been avoided if the warnings were taken seriously. In Night, by Elie Wiesel, Moshe the Beetle tries to inform the community of his experience, but they do not adhere to his warnings. Similarly, my great-grandmother also sailed across the Atlantic, to warn her relatives. She informed them of the possible danger, but they too did not listen. Likewise, Jan Karski also saw the danger and tried to warn the allied leaders of the
The Challenge of Having Faith in God Today In Elie Wiesel’s book Night, one character professes to have “more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He’s the only one who’s kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people” (77). After all they have gone through in their rich and lengthy history, Jews have every right to feel angry toward God for not keeping His promises. God told them that they were His chosen people; but who would feel privileged to be a Jew if being “chosen” meant
3,000. That’s the number of innocent people whose lives were taken away from them on September 11, 2001; a date that will go down in time as one of the biggest tragedies in U.S. history. Most individuals know this. What many don’t realize, however, is that it’s also the number of babies that are killed everyday by a legal murder: Abortion. That’s 3,000 potential lives, hopes, and dreams that are cruelly put to a halt by the person who is supposed to love them most; their mother. All simply because