Analysis Of The Book ' Night ' By Elie Wiesel Essay

1278 Words Sep 24th, 2015 6 Pages
Fear and Oppression Terrorism is a worldwide problem that has been in existence for a majority of human history. It has affected many victims far and wide through the span of history, and with that all victims have responded differently. Elie Wiesel, in his book Night, recounts his personal experiences as a Jew during the time of the Holocaust. Malala Yousafzai, a victim of oppression and an attack by the Taliban, speaks about her experiences with a fear towards the Taliban and her methods in standing up against to the them in an interview on The Daily Show. Maurice Ogden, in his piece “Hangman”, tells the story of a man who followed an oppressor over his own people in trade for his own life. Across these three events, all the victims responded with fear toward their oppressors, anxiety about what would happen to them. From there, they would react differently; but in every successful terrorist attempt fear was eminent. Why is fear such a prominent aspect of terrorism, why is it important? In the world of bullying, victims are constantly in fear of what the bully will do to them. This fear is what the bully feeds on, it is what gives the bully strength. In the same way, fear is what gives terrorists strength. Terrorists gain their strength through the terror and fear victims feel. If terrorist victims learned to overcome their fear, terrorists would no longer have power, they wouldn’t be able to oppress the victims. During the Holocaust, many Jews were forced into…

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