The Book Night Written By Elie Wiesel Essay

1002 Words May 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Giving up can better be defined as the ceasing of belief that something you wish to happen might be possible. In the autobiography Night written by Elie Wiesel, a Jew during World War II, who was sent to a concentration camp, we witness an example of a prisoner of war giving up. Wiesel has strength until the very end of his journey and right before liberation by the americans he looses hope as his father passes away. In life, many prisoners give up hope because of the fear they will never see their loved ones or old life again, little is done to console them and conditions are often harder and rougher than those of their more privileged prior life and with their lack of freedom it is difficult to adjust to the new normal: their lives in captivity, and hope can be lost because of religious discouragements . However, as a person in bondage having a reliable something or someone to put faith and trust in can be motivation enough to ‘keep hope alive’. Many prisoners give up hope because of the fear of there being no return to their old life. Becoming a prisoner usually means you are leaving others behind and the knowledge that there is something to go back home to is often comfort enough to press on and wait until reuniting time. However, the pressing fear that those people of the past are impossible to return to can be a trigger in losing hope. When there is no possibility of eventual freedom, some prisoners question why they should be around at all. Many Jews during this…

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