Night/Life Is Beautiful C/C Essay

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September 26, 2011

Night and Life Is Beautiful Compare and Contrast Essay

Night by Elie Wiesel and Life Is Beautiful directed by Roberto Benigni are both detailed stories of the Holocaust experienced by a father and a son. However, both feature different tones during the stories. Night uses a depressing and dark tone, while Life Is Beautiful incorporates an optimistic and joyful tone. Weisel recalls the many horrific acts witnessed and how he tried to always be with his father. Whereas in Life Is Beautiful Guido (the father) tries to convince Joshua, his son, that this is simply for fun and they know nothing bad is going to happen. The tone in Night is depressing and centered around the
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His dedication to the protection of his son is certainly seen when he gets up and incorrectly interprets the orders of the guards into the rules of the game he had created.
The presence of love in Life Is Beautiful also sets it apart from Night. The entire reason for the game is to protect Joshua, which is a natural instinct from Guido in order to protect his son out of love. Not only is his love directed towards Joshua but also his wife Dora. The desire for something keeps people alive during these situations. In this instance each family member had two other forms of motivation to fight on and try their best to stay alive.
Night uses dark descriptions and emotional quotes to express its tone of negativity and sadness and of the oppression endured by Elie and his father. The tone in Life Is Beautiful however, uses humor to turn a bad situation into an optimistic look on the outcome. Even though both stories are about the Holocaust they take different but accurate approaches to tell about the events they underwent during that unfortunate event and how they made their way through

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