To Kill A Mockingbird Study Guide

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Unit 3 Summative Assessment In the references: Night, To Kill a Mockingbird, and “Rwandan Genocide,” many human rights mentioned in “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” were violated throughout each. Night is an autobiography written by Elie Wiesel, who was a Jew that survived the Holocaust. He suffered through many concentration camps and endured the pain that came along with them. To Kill a Mockingbird is a fictional book, written in retrospect. Scout, the narrator, is a young girl whose family is experiencing the Depression and segregation. Her father, Atticus (a lawyer), is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, for raping a young woman. The “Rwandan Genocide” is an informational text written to explain what happened …show more content…
Wiesel mentions the time he walked past his Kapo when he was mad. Elie ended up getting beat terribly. “He threw himself on me like a wild beast… crushing me with ever more violent blows… he continued to beat me harder.” (Wiesel, page 53). The prisoners not only were beat half to death, but also starved and never got enough to eat. They would go to sleep starving, wishing for just one more piece of bread. One prisoner was hung because he tried to sneak up to the bowls of soup and get more. “… the hangman put the rope around his neck.” German soldiers and Kapos treated the prisoners in the camp as if they weren’t human. Both article four and five were violated in Night. Altogether, what Hitler did to Jews was wrong and nothing like that should have ever happened in the first place. Both of these articles go together like a puzzle. Because the Germans enslaved the Jews (and others), that gave them more of an opportunity to degrade the prisoners held inside the camp. Since the Jews were held inside the camp, the Germans had more of an advantage, considering they took everything away from the prisoners. The Germans, then, were able to weaken the slaves and eventually kill

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