Sophie Scholl the Final Days - Night. Comparative Essay

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It has become quite ordinary to not think about the past. Sure it gets taught and everyone knows it’s there but people never want to look back. Out of shame? Fear? In today’s day, we respect the past but rarely delve into it except for certain days. Elie Wiesel’s book Night is the self-account of Wiesel’s life in the Holocaust. It reflects back to the time through the eyes of a Jewish boy living in the awful conditions. It tells the story from the first few steps that Hitler takes, to when the camps was liberated. Wiesel delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.
The Final Days is a film about resistance in Nazi Germany of one woman in particular. The movie starts off showing the main
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In elie Wiesel’s Night, a story about the author and his personal connection to the holocaust, the meaning is little muddled up as it is a memoir so it does not need a very clear meaning. Throughout the whole book Elie deals with faith issues and self-problems. There is also a theme of constantly fearing death. Death is always looming over the characters as it is the Holocaust. Although the samr thing is looming throughout the Final Days, it is a lot different. The death that is shown in Night is the death of many and the life of few. In The Final Days, it is the death of few and the life of Nazi Germany. The audience knows she will die, all it takes to know that is a quick google search, but there is still always a slight glimmer of hope which Night does not have. Hope is definitely a theme in The Final Days that is not really shown in Night. One possible reason for that is that Elie gives up fairly quickly. He loses hope and therefore loses faith.

In conclusion, these media pieces both show a lot of the same ideas, but they are quite different on a number of standings
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