Essay about The Holocaust Survivor, Viktor E. Frankl

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The Holocaust survivor, Viktor E. Frankl said “when we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves.” While in the Holocaust, Frank was faced to change himself and his perspective because of the trauma he faced at the camp. Viktor E. Frankl is similar to Elie Wiesel because they were holocaust survivors, and their lives and views were changed along with the mood of the story, while in the concentration camp. In Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night the mood shifts from optimistic to frightening to bleak through Wiesel’s explicit narration of the events in the novel and the use of alliteration. In the beginning of the novel, the Jews of Sighet are under the impression that the Germans were friendly and respectable. They doubted the advance of the German army. Elie Wiesel explains his community before the Germans imposes a series of increasingly oppressive measures on the Jews. Before the Germans arrested the community leaders, forced all Jews to wear yellow stars, and confined them to small ghettos, crowded together into narrow streets behind barbed-wire fences. The narrator states “The trees were in bloom. It was a year like so many others, with its spring, its engagements, its weddings, and its births. The people were saying, ‘The Red Army is advancing with giant strides…Hitler will not be able to harm us, even if he wants to…’” (Wiesel 8). Elie portrays an optimistic mood through his explicit narration. Readers can imagine the trees blooming in the…

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