Phenomenology on the Human Being

Topics: Change, Elie Wiesel, Video game Pages: 3 (1275 words) Published: May 3, 2013
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what topic should I discuss on my essay or which topic should I perform the phenomenological method on. Initially I would’ve gone with something that I cannot take away from myself without changing who I am or my identity. I thought of how I could never stop being a sister to my siblings, or how I could never stop fighting for what I believe in, as I’m a very vocal person when it comes to my beliefs. I also thought about my passion for reading books, how it’s a form of escape for me and how I can’t imagine a life without it. But then a couple of weeks ago, I read Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece entitled “Night” and it made me rethink of my topic. In the story, Eliezer was a very religious person and a loving son to his parents. In the story, he would spend a lot of time reading religious books and discussing his faith to the people around him. He was a Jew and so he lives in a community of Jewish people. It seems like nothing can make him doubt his faith as he was very in love with it. But then the holocaust happened, and like any other Jew during the time of the Second World War, Eliezer and his family were sent to concentration camps. In camp, Elie was separated from his mother and sisters and was left with his Father. As he was only left with his father, he promised to take care of him no matter what and that he would never be as selfish as those who prioritize their survival more than protecting the only family they have left. However, towards the end of the story, when everyone was mostly at the verge of dying, Eliezer suddenly changed. He saw his dad dying in a corner but he felt neither scared nor sad. He actually felt terribly relieved because then he would have a larger share of food. He even believed that there’s no such thing as a God anymore because if there was, then how can this God let such horrible thing to happen. So this changed my whole perspective with myself. It made me question whether I can never really...
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