The, And Deep Inside Me

1693 Words Apr 29th, 2015 7 Pages
Elie Wiesel, in his novella Night, wrote, “And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience I might have found something like: Free at last!” (112). Wiesel was a victim in the Holocaust; this is a passage recounts his experiences in the concentration camps. For days, he has been carrying the burden of keeping his father alive, but these are his first thoughts after his dad dies. Though it would have been easier to let his father go, it was his responsibility for him to see a new day. The quote is a beautiful example of how much stress man will persevere through to fulfill his duties. The sense of responsibility influences man to perform selfless and courageous acts. Men have always had the responsibility of protecting his family, even at the cost of another’s life. Similarly, America has been has been responsible for protecting its citizens. The government has done so in World War II, World War I, Vietnam, the war on Terrorism, and the Korean War. Among these acts of war, acts of selflessness goes beyond the government and in to civilians and soldiers alike. Analyzing these conflicts via political cartoons, photographs, autobiographies, speeches, and textbooks will prove that the overwhelming sense of responsibility will lead to the most courageous acts in human history. In the face of war, civilians are left with the responsibility to protect their family; this was the case for millions in World War II. In order to insure his dad’s…
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