The book proposes to answer the question "How was everyday life in a concentration camp reflected in the mind of the average prisoner?" Part One establishes Frankl's dissection of his experiences in the concentration camps, while part two touches on his theory of logotherapy. The insight of Frankl’s ideas and meaning, have helped the other inmates physically and psychologically survive under the inhumane abuse. This is why the author and main character Viktor Frankl affected me the most during my reading of these torturous experiences. Whether he was curing ones typhus, or causally giving advice to the other prisoners, he was always thinking of others, and was seen as a courageous figure to the other individuals at the camp.
In Eliezer Wiesel’s novel “Night”, it depicts the life of a father and son going through the concentration camp of World War II. Both Eliezer and his father are taken from their home, where they would experience inhuman and harsh conditions in the camps. The harsh conditions cause Eliezer and his father’s relationship to change. During their time in the camps, Eliezer Wiesel and his father experience a reversal of their roles. Upon entering the concentration camps, Eliezer and his father demonstrate a normal father and son relationship.
Dr. Frankl carried a manuscript for his first book, when he first entered Auschwitz, but it was later taken away from him and destroyed. It was ironic, however, because he had a desire to reconstruct and rewrite that volume of psychotherapy that helped him endure the three years of prison life he faced while at Auschwitz. Dr. Frankl wrote Man’s Search for Meaning as both an introduction to logotherapy, existential analysis, and an absorbing personal account of the most appalling event in modern history. Dr. Viktor Frank, a psychiatrist, documented his time spent in the concentration camps on scratch pieces of paper he could find. When he published his book he wanted it to be published anonymously, but later decided against it because he believed that if it would lose the meaning if published anonymously.
“No one ever took his wadded trousers off at night- you’d grow numb with cold unless you wore them under your blanket.” The amount of work the prisoners were required to do was enough to keep them going, but then to have to worry about the cold, and completing the task to the captains expectations, man life for prisoners was tough. Although prisoners maintain the... ... middle of paper ... ...as all over other parts of the camp. The camp has no real source of heating, and if you are lucky a bit of heat may be thrown your way. The work was labor intensive, with all of it one by hand. The days where a lot of work was done, when it was warm, when the team worked together were the good days, they were the easy days where the stolen time didn’t seem so bad.
“I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the windows on the station wagon” (Salinger 39). Holden is psychologically unstable according to the Freudian theory. He suffers from isolation, depression, is emotionally unstable and lives in a fantasy world. Caulfield suffers from isolation due to his way of thinking. Caulfield’s conscious mind cannot think of anyone to call when he is standing at a phone booth in the middle of the night.
I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time...it's because he wants to stay inside.” (227). The trial had a big impact of Jem’s loss of innocence, as it shows him the prejudice present in the town of Maycomb. Boo Radley wished to stay away from all this cruelty, as a result he stayed locked in his house. Jem’s ability to realize Boo’s desire shows loss of innocence and his road to maturity.
His knowledge, as the author and protagonist, shapes the entire basis of his memoir Night. As Elie worked to survive Birkenau, Auschwitz, and Burma his view of justice changed the perspective he had on life. This understanding and viewpoint influences a reader’s comprehension and analyzation of Night. As Elie matures, his concept of justice and his understanding of the lack of equity shown by Hitler and the Nazi leaders towards the Jews matures greatly, causing him successfully to find the injustice in the concentration camps. Works Cited Wiesel, Elie, and Helen Colijn.
Although it is very difficult to do this in a camp where the mattresses don’t have sheets, prisoners are strip searched out in the freezing weather, prisoners are called by a random collection of numbers and letter, and all other living conditions are intolerable, one must find something to cling onto that allows them to mentally survive. Shukhov does several things that allow him to remain civil in the harshest of conditions and retain his dignity. For example, at every meal, he removes his cap before eating every meal in order to retain a feeling of civility. Furthermore, Shukhov is inimitable from the other prisoners in that he has a eating spoon that he hides in his boot. This spoon seems to make him feel special and different from everybody else which is exactly the feeling that the camp is trying to dest... ... middle of paper ... ...pensation.
We are slaves, deprived of every right, exposed to every insult, condemned to certain death?? (Levi, 41). One would be hard pressed to find passages in Survival in Auschwitz that portray victims of the camp as being martyrs. The treatment of the Jews in the book explicitly spells out the dehumanization to which they were subjected. It is important to look at how the Jews were degraded in the camp, and then examine whether or not they came to embody National Socialism after this.
I had to come to prison to be a crook.” Andy and the other inmates are all locked up metaphorically as well as literally, hiding from themselves. Shawshank uses the isolation to submerge their prisoners to be unable to function past the prison walls. When Andy Dufresne came through the gates of Shawshank, he was a man that kept to him self, “What was wrong with him he kept bottled up inside. If he ever had a dark night of the soul, as some writer or other has called it, you would never know” (9). But when Andy started to make friends the prison life started to get easier.