The Theme In Literature In Night By Elie Wiesel

736 WordsSep 9, 20173 Pages
The theme in literature is the lesson you learn from what you have read. You learn a lesson from everything you experience in life and everything that you read has a purpose to teach you something. Sometimes the lesson comes from what other people have experienced, such as in the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Other times the theme comes from what other people have learned, heard, or even read about, such as in the book The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Not only do you see themes in books but also in newspaper articles, magazines, etc. A good example would be The Face of Modern Slavery by Nicholas D. Kristof, writer for the New York Times. No matter where the theme is, if it is in multiple pieces it holds great value. I believe that these pieces…show more content…
Mrs. Skeeter, a young white lady, decides to write a book about the Help’s life and their stories about taking care of the families but were still treated very poorly. There are many reasons they had to keep quiet about their stories such as "Did you hear about the colored boy this morning? One they beat with a tire iron for accidentally using the white bathroom? ... And my cousin Shinelle in Cauter County? They burn up her car cause she went down to the voting station." (Kathryn Stockett Page 102-103). Even with these scary stories trying to stop them, they never quit and kept writing the book, which resulted a great deal of respect from fellow African Americans. Another example of similar themes would be a Newspaper article from the New York Times. The Face of Modern Slavery by Nicholas D. Kristof is an example of this reoccurring theme. This article talks about a young girl named Srey Pov, who was sold into a Cambodian brothel when she around 6 years old. She recalls her life in the brothel, being raped at age 6, and continuing on till she was age 9. About 20 men raped her nightly, and she was put through living hell if she did not obey. Examples of the horror she was put through "each time she rebelled she was locked naked in the darkness in a barrel half-full of sewage, replete with vermin and scorpions that stung her regularly." (Kristof) 'We

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