The I Have Lived A Thousand Years By Livia Bitton Jackson, And Night By Elie Wiesel

1467 Words May 26th, 2016 6 Pages
Language is more than a method of purely transferring interpretation; it can also transfer emotion. Whereas voice involves cadence, body assertion, and even facial articulation, the words written on a page are compelled to demonstrate more than just what is being told through a series of other strategies and manners usually implanted in the writer’s voice. Both the memoirs I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson, and Night by Elie Wiesel, transfer the nature of oppression through certain methods of voice, particularly syntax and tone.
In the first memoir, Night, the historical backdrop involves the Nazi Party persecuting Jews within Germany in the mid 1940’s, where Elie, a young jewish boy, was sent to concentration camps due to his religion. Elie was just one of the many victims of the terror and victimization formulated by dictatorial administration of the Nazi Party that directly related to the unjust loss of intellectual property, imprisonment, and torture of Jews. In part with World War II, many Jewish German citizens were weakened economically, socially, mentally, and physically for being of another race other than the Aryan race (“The 1940’s holocaust in Nazi Germany”). In an effort to make the Aryan race the supreme race, and “diminish jewish influence in society,” Nazi political agenda, was afforded policing powers (Hitler’s support). Hence, Nazi soldiers had the power to arrest and imprison any Jew without just cause. Axis Powers conjoined with…

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