To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee And Night: Character Analysis

1690 Words 7 Pages
As Steven Pinker said, “With violence, as so with many other concerns, human nature is the problem, but human nature is also the solution.” This demonstrates how human nature can both cause a problem and fix it.Schindler’s List showed that exact message as well. Oskar Schindler wanted to use all of the Jews as workers for him because he wanted to get rich. The Jews, in Schindler 's List were being killed and tortured by the Nazis, over time Oskar Schindler changed. He began to want to help as many as possible. Both of the novels, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Night by Elie Wiesel connect to Schindler’s List in this idea.To Kill a Mockingbird is a fictional story -which took place in the 1930’s- about a white lawyer who defends …show more content…
The main idea of the two novels is that human nature is not just evil or just good, it has both good and bad qualities. Evil is often more present in life, it often starts surround us without us even noticing. Evil lurks its way into earth, some of us can see it, others chose not to see it as it is shown in To Kill a Mockingbird. As Jem said to his sister Scout, “I declare to the Lord you’re getting more like a girl everyday!” (Lee, P 69) . This shows the subtle way evil can infect someone because Jem was getting annoyed with his sister just because she was being cautious. Jem used this stereotype against his sister so he could make her feel badly about her gender. Another sign of evil in this novel is the fact that the community judges Tom Robinson, a black man, based on his skin colour and not actual evidence. Everyone in that courthouse knew about that, but they did not do anything about it. After Tom Robinson was found guilty, Jem questioned his father why the …show more content…
When Elie found out how a son betrayed his own father he said the following “Oh God, Master of the Universe, give me the strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou 's son had done” (Wiesel, P 91). This demonstrates how much Elie wants to stay with his father no matter what. It also shows that he is determined to stay with his father till the end. Which means that Elie is always going to be there for his father, even when he gets sick. However, that does happen, Elie’s father gets severly sick to the point where he can not even get up, Elie thought many times of leaving his father to die. Instead, he kept giving his father his own share of food, providing as much as he can for his father, but he still thought that he was not doing his best, that his father needed to be cared for more. Another example of goodness in the consideration camps is how few people actually care about that. For example, when Elie said “The darkness enveloped us. All I could hear was the violin.” (Wiesel, P 95) he was talking about another Jewish young boy playing his violin. Juliek, the young boy, played the violin to many dead and dying men. Certainly, the concentration camps are really cruel but there still are some good people with kind hearts in there. Both of the novels give us an idea about how family can always be there for you, even at your darkest times. Although, Night gives us more events proving the familial relationships between a father

Related Documents