The Holocaust, By Elie Wiesel And Maus Essay

1329 Words Jan 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction The Holocaust is a very important time in history. It can be difficult for one to learn about the horrors that happened during that time. Therefore, many books have been written to help students get a better understanding of this tragic time. Among these hundreds of books are Night, by, Elie Wiesel and Maus, by, Art Spiegelman. These books are very different from each other, but they both do a phenomenal job at educating people on the Holocaust. One may argue that Maus is a better teaching tool, however, Night, is a better book to teach Gr. 10 students about the Holocaust. Night is better at showing the effect the Holocaust had on the Jews, it’s written by someone who experienced the Holocaust, and the violence in it is more descriptive and dark than it is in Maus.
Comparing How the Holocaust Affected the Characters Night is better than Maus at showing the effect the Holocaust had on the Jews. At the beginning of Night, Elie says, “One day I asked my father to find me a master who could guide me in my studies of Kabbalah.” (Wiesel, 4). In the middle of the book Elie says, “Blessed be God’s name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled.” (Wiesel, 67). At the beginning of Night, Elie was very religious. He even cried when he prayed. Throughout the book, he began to stop believing in God more and more. By the end, he didn’t believe in God at all. He was a completely different person, and didn’t even feel like himself. When Elie looks in…

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