Sailing for Byzantium
Oprah's Operatic One on One over One Overtly Objective Oration on One Originator of One Ominous Ordeal
Now we’ll have talked about the story, but why not about what the man did after writing his famous memoir. The famous writer of the memoir “Night” was found on the Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about his experiences from the camps and it was divided into multiple parts
It may not have been the funnest or most entertaining video in the world. But it truly was a rare and informative interview that really helps you understand the things behind what truly is the story of “Night,” and now to quote the title. I am done writing this up and I should go night, goodnight
What Happened: You have the beginning of the story talking about the narrator’s life before the nazis came when the Elie was a talented jewish boy who was learning the Kabbalah under the tutelage of the town’s poor person, Moshie the Beadle, who was randomly taken by the hungarian police but managed to return and tell everyone about the horrors he witnessed and that the town needed to evacuate; but, no one believed him.Then the nazis came and poured the people into the ghettos and the part ends with them boarding the train to Auschwitz
Questions/Thoughts: I think that this story hits its stride when you take it less about the holocaust as much as you take it about an allegory for human cruelty and survival above all else, and as such this part sets it up for the fall, but is ultimately for the most part unnecessary from the main themes and could be trimmed down at least slightly.
He said ‘I remember that on that evening, the soup tasted better than ever’ in the middle of part five of the memoir “Night”; however, he later at the very end of the part says that ‘the soup tasted of corpses.’Now the real question is what changed between the two times to change the taste of the soup so much. And I believe this can be answered very simply and tastefully.What happened was that the death soup happened after two certain events that can be connected to one thing, the death soup was right after he truly did lose his innocence from two things
Ah yes, gothic romance. A large oxymoron if I've ever heard one, but it doesn't actually mean it’s like fault in our stars in Victorian England. What it was was it was a part of the humanities movement known as ‘romanticism’ in the late 18th and early 19th centuries before being taken over by ‘realism’ (insert gagging noise of disapproval.) But I digress (man I love that phrase), gothic (no not those parent problems, pp which is ironically something that is also usually pretty much missing from the boys, boys and girls who put on too much makeup) is very much a setting and feeling which is very much involved in victorian esque industrialized cities with raining dreary grey atmospheres and the supernatural being abound along with strong themes of the supernatural (Dracula) and the consequences of man playing god (such as in Frankenstein) and healthy doses of hedonism