Anger In The Book Night By Elie Wiesel

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Life is full of adversity, and at times it is full of hatred and anger. Everyone has a point in their life when they must decide whether rage and hate should cause them to take revenge or love one’s enemies. In the book Night, Elie Wiesel fights a battle between anger and hate towards his Nazi captors, and in doing this Eli develops the idea that wherever hate is, anger in there also. Night depicts that both hate and anger lead to each other, and everyone must choose to either act upon these feelings or one choose to wait and let it be. In opening, it must be stated that both hate and anger derive from the same place, and that one can lead to the another. Even so, a feeling must start somewhere, and hate is the best place to commence. Firstly, …show more content…
Anger in itself is an emotion and thrives on two things, personal views on fairness and the interpretation of the world. When someone is angry, they have been wronged, and have emotions stirred up within themselves; this being how anger leads to hate. As Eli become more and more consumed with hate towards the Nazi’s, he finally feels anger. “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?” (52) Eli’s anger, in this case, came from his disagreement with God in what should or should not have happened. He did not feel as though God deserved any praise, seeing that everything around him was evil. His hate towards everything around him caused him to become angry, angry that God would let evil and destruction happen around him. Moreover, it is seen clearly that anger comes from the feeling of unfairness, it is the perspective in which someone looks at a situation and makes a decision whether it is good or …show more content…
Everyone’s knee jerk reaction to hate and anger is either rebellion, violence, or revenge. But don’t people have an alternative? Is there a time and a place to show rage and even hate? Yes, but as one particular women stated in Night, “"Bite your lips, little brother . . . Don't cry. Keep your anger, your hate, for another day, for later. The day will come but not now . . . Wait. Clench your teeth and wait. . ."”(72) This women told Eli to wait, she didn’t tell him not to be angry, but told him to choose peace until the right time. Accordingly, like this woman clearly stated, there is a time and a place to show hate and anger towards an injustice, but before that time comes, one must make the decision. Everyone must make the decision to grin and love those who are oppressive, or show revenge and bring only hate and anger into the

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