Night By Elie Wiesel : A Tragedy Revealed

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“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness” -Desmond Tutu. Hope is more than just a word. It immediately evokes feelings inside of us when we hear or speak of it. Still, hope is not always positive. People can have false hope or wish for destructive things. However, when hope is positive it can help one reach their full potential in life. During times like the Holocaust where hatred and evil are pervasive, hope can be easily lost. Nonetheless, when one can stay hopeful, they become able to overcome obstacles physically, mentally, and emotionally. In Night by Elie Wiesel, “A Tragedy Revealed”, and in One Survivor Remembers hope is essential in sustaining people throughout hard times. In Night, the hope people give Elie makes it so he has the strength to fight for his life. While in Auschwitz, prisoners are starved and worked until the point of exhaustion. On top of the physical trauma, numerous prisoners give up on life because of all the evil they see occurring around them. These people forget that life does not just bring hatred and pain, but that it brings beauty, compassion, friendship, and love. In order to survive in these gruesome camps, prisoners must constantly be reminded that the good in this world has not been exterminated. One person who reminds Elie is Juliek, a talented musician. This man is a fellow Jewish prisoner who happens to enjoy playing the violin. When the Russian allies invade Auschwitz, all the Jews at the camp are…

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