Friday, December 5, 2008


The burning of hatred eats away inside of you, so as hard as it seems Elie needs to forgive the Nazis, the ones who killed like there was no need for any prisoners to live. Without forgiving others you hold on to the past, the guilt of not finding a solution to end the past. You are holding on to the whole past, the anger, the pain, the suffering, you are completely living in that past, making yourself have no future. Forgiving the ones who caused so much hurt, pain, sorrow, and suffering is hard to do. You have to be the one to relieve yourself from everything so you can live your life the way you want it. You must never let go of yourself. Keep the memories, even the painful ones, forgiving the Nazis from the pain and sorrow won’t solve every painful memory, but you can keep those as motivation or you can choose to forget the bad ones and not look back. Forgiving others is one of the hardest challenges that you will face, choosing to face the pain and not let the past from hell keep you from living your life is the greatest challenge of all.
Andrea Root

4 comments:

Melanie said...

I really liked your opening statement. I really agree with it, if you do not let the hatred go, it will eat you away. You really went in depth and put emotion into it. Nice job.

Constance said...

"You are holding on to the whole past, the anger, the pain, the suffering, you are completely living in that past, making yourself have no future." I completely agree with you. This is the part I liked best. It is so true. If Elie wants to have a future he needs to forgive and move on. He does not need to dwell on the past. In order to move forward you need to tie loose strings in you past. The loose strings Elie needs to tie is to forgive the Nazis.

Jordan said...

I really like your closing sentence the best. It is very powerful and puts a lot of things in perspective. Everything else was very good also. Although I did not chose this side of the essay I agree with everything you said.

Shelby S:) said...

Awesome post girl good job. You really put a lot of heart into it and it is very well written. I agree with you 100%.