Struggle for Freedom

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Andrew Papis 1 May, 2012 Perspectives on the Individual Final Course Paper The Struggle for Freedom Human beings are emotional individuals. Their feelings direct them in one direction or the next, and brutally establish who they are, and what they do. It is the human environment that activates these emotions, and these emotions that in turn impact the human environment. They can be either positive or negative in nature, and are centered with government and society. When life is attained from a human being, their outlook on life becomes devious. Having a positive on life conceives comfort in many people’s lives. When an outside fury comes along and changes someone’s life, his or her attitude is going to change drastically. In three…show more content…
At the end of Wiesel’s novel when Elie’s father grows sick, he is always near his father because he fears the death of his father’s is near. After his father passes away Elie says, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I had no more tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last” (Wiesel 112)! The only freedom Elie believes his people will see is through death. That is the only way to achieve freedom and no longer be conducted by the Nazis. Freedom seemed improbable and impossible to the Jews, and their attitude mirrored this through their darkened views. Not only were they hopeless towards liberty, they were also extremely hopeless towards human life itself. The victims of the Holocaust depended mostly on the mere hope that they would be freed. Many had the realization that freedom was only through their death, so they forfeited their lives and took the hopes out of many. Individuals are capable of both love and greatness, but to go along with that, they’re also capable of cruelty and evil. In “Night” evil conquered all and Elie’s main struggle for freedom was competing to escape from evil. Escaping evil was Elie’s only freedom. Even though Elie escaped, he still had the horrific memories. He said when he looked himself in the mirror, “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes as he gazed at me
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