Commentary On The Night By Elie Wiesel Essay

829 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Left to tell and Night Genocide is the intentional killing of a large group of people. It occurs and perpetuates to occur throughout the world. In Night by Elie Wiesel and Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza describes the of surviving of Genocides. Wiesel and Ilibagiza share their experience of massacres that occurred in their homelands. Common themes found in Night and Left to Tell such as genocide, man’s faith, family relationships, and self preservation will be compared to each other. Events throughout both stories were often caused by man’s inhumanity towards his fellowmen. In Night people were burned alive especially those who were not fit for manual labor. “Babies! Yes, I saw it- saw it with my own eyes… those children in the flames” ( Wiesel 24). After arriving at Auschwitz Wiesel first witnessed the deaths of innocent children. While in Rwanda the Hutus killed the Tutsi men and raped the Tutsi women then killed them afterwards. “The killers ran away this time, Immaculee, but they 'll come back and when they do, there will be too many of them to chase away with sticks and stones. If they catch you, they will rape you first, then kill you. You have to go. go stay with pastor Murinzi I 'm sure he 'll hide you until this is over” (Ilibagiza 53). Ilibagiza’s father managed to Chase the Hutus away from his village and protect his family. He told Ilibagiza to hide away for safety. Both Ilibagiza and Wiesel experience tragic events due to man’s inhumanity…

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