Analysis Of The Book ' Night ' And The Striped Pajamas ' By John Boyne

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Human nature needs a canvas to work on, as a painter needs a canvas for his art, and this is where symbol, foreshadowing, and pathetic fallacy come into play. With humans, their inept nature becomes the the only trait prevalent throughout their lives. This inept human nature drives mankind’s actions whether they are voluntary or involuntary. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne, motion picture by Mark Hayman, human nature drives the characters to their fullest whether it be for means of survival, or helping a friend. Human nature is the only thing that all characters share in common between the two stories.
Human nature is portrayed by both the acts of people and the objects that surround them through symbolism. In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Boyne and Hayman use symbol to show the contrast of relations between people in Nazi Germany, but also how they all share the same base human nature. The fence surrounding the prison camp symbolizes human nature through the German Nazis. This camp where the Jewish prisoners live represents a split between the powerful, and the oppressed. The German Nazis basis of war was to eradicate certain races from Earth to make the white German race the most superior. The fence is the prime symbol used to convey the Nazis power and how their human nature has let their prejudice and bias drive them to control other people in hopes of improving their own race. In Night, the prisoners of the…

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