Friday, December 5, 2008

Forgive or not forgive?

How would you feel if you were in Elie’s position at the time of the Holocaust? Elie shouldn’t forgive them because after what they did to them and how they treated them was just horrible. When they were there at the camps they faced some of the hardest torture and death related kills that would end their lives. He would be feeling like he was just another person that was hoping not to be killed and living there day by day was the worst there was at the time. Everyday he could only hope that he would be going home instead of getting killed. The torture that he had gone through and killed him inside and he could never have that feeling that he had before when he had been taken there. If you were in Elie’s shoes what would you be feeling like or have to face when he did while he was there? Would you ever forgive someone who would do that kind of pain to you? He has the right now to forgive them for what he faced and I know if I was him I wouldn't forgive them just because what was going on there.

Nikki W.


donnie p. said...

I agree there is no way Elie should forgive them. They messed him up inside.

Melanie said...

I agree with you about how he went through so much and that it would be very hard to forgive, but I disagree when you say that he should not forgive. I really think he should forgive them because if he does not then that hatred and bitterness will build up inside of you, and destroy you from the inside out. I'm not saying that it should be immediate forgiveness, it is a process, but he should forgive, it is the only way he can move on with his life.