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    Cruelty describes something that is beyond evil, such as the acts that the Nazis committed towards the Jews showing the theme of inhumanity to man. In the memoir, Night, by Elie Wiesel he describes the way that the Nazis treat him and the other Jews, which is horrific and progressively worsens. When Wiesel first arrives at the camp he is seperated from his mom and sisters, unfortunately he did not know that it would be the last time he would ever see them, “I saw them disappear into the distance . . . And I did not know that in that place, at that moment, I was parting from my mother and Tzipora forever.” (Wiesel, 29). Even after Wiesel lost his mother and sister, he contines to suffer because he experiences more death and maltreatment in the concentration camps. As Wiesel and his father arrive at Auschwitz, they start to realize that a nightmare was awaiting for them. Wiesel, his father, and some other Jews transfer to a barrack where a Gypsy is in charge. His father asks a simple question if he may go to a bathroom, but the Gyspy responds with an unnecessary slap that knocks his father to the ground. Wiesel is so terrified of what he just witnessed that he doesn’t do anything, however as his journey continues him and his father are sent to a camp called Buna where Wiesel works in a warehouse. The very cruel Kapo named Idek treats the prisoners horrible and has these bursts of outrage. Wiesel unfortunately crossed his path while Idek is having an outrage, and starts…

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    Imagery in Night by Elie Wiesel The memoir Night narrates perhaps, the most infamous action human history: the Holocaust, in the eyes of a young boy. Now dead, Elie Wiesel describes his experiences on an attempt to exterminate members of Judaism. Night is based on the childhood experiences of Elie Wiesel during the Holocaust. Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania before the start of the second world war. Elie Wiesel was a very religious young boy in his Jewish community. In 1944 the…

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    The book, Night, by Elie Wiesel and the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, demonstrates two completely different perspectives towards the Holocaust. Night, a nonfiction memoir, depicted the life and feelings of a young boy who was forced to endure the harshness and depression of a life in a death camp. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a heartbreaking movie, based on a fictional novel, shares the inimaginable friendship of a Nazi soldier's son, Bruno, with an imprisoned Jewish boy, Shmuel.…

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    Elie Wiesel Good Vs Evil

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    World hunger, nuclear weapons, and rising sea levels, these are all world problems that serve as evil today. As ISIS and North Korea try to cover the globe in their darkness, national powers attempt to cleanse the world of their evil presence. Good vs Evil is everywhere today, but in some places there seems to be only evil and hardly any good. The world can be a scary place, however there is some good like the geniuses that make daily breakthroughs. These are the people that bring good to…

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    The Holocaust inspired many works of art such as the memoir Night and the poem “Mercy and Grace,” which both show how faith and religion declined with the Jewish people, with the more suffering, and torture they endured. For example, in the memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, a Jewish citizen of Sighet, and a Holocaust survivor, is watching the world slowly drip into chaos. Often times in his society, people are being dragged to concentration camps, and their families are separated. Then, as Wiesel…

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    Night The book Night by Elie Wiesel has many great themes, however the theme I analyzed is that no matter the pain and suffering you go through you will still always love and care for your family and others, help others in need. I picked this theme out for many reasons. Throughout the story Elie starts losing faith in god, causing him to learn to trust himself. When you trust yourself then you are able to help others. Any person with correct morals will tell you the same thing. That is the…

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    Wayne Dyer once said, “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, ignorance is a common theme. From the thoughtless decisions Guy Montag realizes he has been making when he meet Clarisse, to the harsh rules the town has to destroy any literature, and the effect of burning the books has on the town people. The ignorance shown in the novel is greatly shown on page 95, due to the encounter of Guy Montag with…

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    In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Montag, the book-saver, tried to escape the world of the overwhelming technology. Social activities were replaced by inane TV shows where clowns tear their limbs apart, families are replaced by the “family” on the television, and where thoughts are stopped by deafening TV commercials. Bradbury’s vision of today seems to be precise seeing that people started to care less about each other, people stop thinking due to the overload of technological…

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    The banning of books has been a terrible part of history since the beginning of printing and distributing of literature. Censorship is brought about by too much control and fear. This means that the author's freedom of expression was destroyed, their work is not allowed to be viewed. I believe that censorship should not be allowed, as many of the reasons that books are banned are silly. The reason books are banned ranges greatly; and the people who do the banning are even more numerous. Some…

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    Although many underlying messages are prominent throughout this novel the main overlying theme is that blind acceptance of societal norms is a catalyst for the loss of oneself .This is expressed continuously by the action taken by characters throughout the novel. At the start of Fahrenheit 451 Montag seems perfectly happy accepting his occupation of destroying literature as a fireman. This false sense of happiness begins to come unraveled as Montag meets Clarisse. Clarisse helps to establish…

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