The Book Night By Elie Wiesel

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Having the knowledge of inherent good and evil, using that knowledge to determine ones actions and putting others before oneself is what constitutes a good human being. Living in a world that has so much hate and suffering, (that has been exemplified throughout history by men and ruthless leaders like Adolf Hitler; the evil mastermind behind the atrocities of the Holocaust during World War II and Jay Gatsby in the novel The Great Gatsby for blinding himself from the ways of right and wrong to simply be able to make Daisy his after many years having passed), it is hard to find examples of good people in characters within books; much less actual human beings. And yet, there are still good people and virtuous characters in literature and film that give hope for there being a truly good person. In the autobiography Night by Elie Wiesel, the integrity behind Elie’s actions can be seen when he struggles to make life decisions for not only himself, but for his father. The story Of Mice and Men where Lennie takes care of George even though he, (George), held him back from some of his aspirations that he had been striving towards for many years. And Harold Crick in the film Stranger than Fiction who put himself before the bus to save a child’s life along with Karen Eiffel changing her writing style to better other people’s lives. The autobiography Night by Elie Wiesel is the story of how Elie as a teenage boy had his life turned upside down when the Nazis raided the ghetto
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