Night Blog, Due Tuesday 2/10
Find a current news article that you think can be connected to Night.
1. Link the article in your blog post.
2. Summarize the article briefly so readers know the main points.
3. Explain the connection to Night.
*Your connections should look beyond content (an article about a Holocaust survivor is similar to Elie because he survived the Holocaust too). Strong connections are based on similar themes that present a point of view that is thought provoking, not obvious.
2/7/2015 03:23:36 am
1.) The article to my blog response is http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/31/us/ohio-transgender-teen-suicide/ . It has been submitted by CNN and other news stations, so it is unbiased and provides insight to the situation of the transgender teen Leelah Alcorn.
2/7/2015 09:10:03 pm
My article talks about the motivation behind Isis and a few reasons they are doing what they at me doing. I found this interesting because their motivations are very similar to the German motivations when they started a mass killing of the jews. My article can be connected to our novel "Night" through the thought process and motivations of the Germans and Isis. Hatred is not the only reason they are killing. They are from the insecurity of their religion. They motivation is to degrade and destroy
2/8/2015 02:08:49 am
This is a really great connection, especially since your article dealt with one person, and you were able to match it to the ideals of many people from the time of the Holocaust, and today. I also like your analogy of the present being a "subtle Holocaust" because if our need for self-worth. :)
2/8/2015 02:11:08 am
Sorry, I meant that reply to be for Montanna :)
2/8/2015 01:58:43 am
2/8/2015 02:04:48 am
My article, http://m.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31169312, is about the discovery if sixty abandoned bodies in a crematorium in Acapulco, Mexico. Responding to a complaint about a strange smell, police found sixty dead men, women, and children in the building. The crematorium apparently had apparently shut down the year before, and the bodies were already embalmed, just not cremated. It is unknown how long the bodies have been in the crematorium, and some families have requested to have their received ashes analyzed. This article is similar to "Night", because both illustrate disrespect to the dead. The Holocaust caused thousands of Jews to perish without burial, or ceremony of any kind, just as the sixty people found in Mexico. Even the element of lies plays a role here, as family members have not received the ashes of their loved ones, just like the Jews, who never get to know what happens to many of their family members. They are also shielded from the injustice and cruelty until they experience it, while Mexican families are kept in the dark about where the family members are.
2/8/2015 02:36:53 am
2/8/2015 08:39:20 am
2/8/2015 09:14:47 am
1.) In this video from CNN, young children in the Middle-East are being shown ISIS propaganda videos and joyfully reciting passages about slaughtering Americans and "infidels". ISIS controls these children's childhoods and what they're taught in school. From a young age they are shown clips of executions and mass murders, which ISIS uses to drive home the message that these acts are not only morally correct, but honorable and expected. They're brainwashed into believing we are their sworn enemies. ISIS has even gone so far as to set up an organization structured much like the Boy Scouts that allows then to recruit the young and encourage violence towards Americans. A psychologist in the video explains that ISIS targets these kids in order to instill this hate and fear while they are still young and don't think entirely for themselves, setting up a stream of fresh new recruits for years to come.
2/8/2015 10:49:07 pm
2/11/2015 10:13:48 am
Well they did it for a reason... Hilter told them to because if they didn't their families would be shot, and they themselves will be executed. I agree when you say that individuals are targeted and murdered in gruesome ways.
2/8/2015 11:08:35 pm
1) My website is http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/d/deportation/index.html
2/9/2015 12:07:03 am
The article I used can be found here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/16/world/meast/isis-kassig-killing-images/. The article is talking about yet another person being beheaded by ISIS. It is innocent 26-year-old Peter Kassig simply over in the Middle East to help aid wounded civilians there. While undergoing this very touching and meaningful help he was captured by ISIS and beheaded. What did he do wrong? Nothing: he was simply a former soldier in the army seeking atonement. He felt a little guilty going out there and killing some completely innocent civilians, so he was trying to make up for that by taking care of the wounded. Since he was an American out there in ISIS territory, ISIS found him and killed him. This act prompted Obama to step in and say something (unsurprisingly). He said, "the beheading was an act of pure evil."
2/9/2015 12:35:08 am
1.) Article: http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/29/us/ferguson-national-protests/
2/9/2015 01:04:26 am
1.) The website I used:http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/08/boko-haram-stages-assault-on-niger-border-town/
2/9/2015 01:55:25 am
2/9/2015 03:08:54 am
2/9/2015 03:51:43 am
2/9/2015 04:23:58 am
The article i used is from http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-security-ferguson-braces-grand-jury-20141118-story.html.
2/9/2015 05:10:49 am
2/9/2015 05:11:37 am
2/9/2015 05:36:33 am
2/9/2015 05:45:55 am
3.) Connection: This article connects to 'Night' because the pilot from Jordan was executed for no reason of his own, as were many of the Jews that were captured and brought to concentration camps during the Holocaust. Kasasbeh was beaten and tortured before he was murdered. Many of the Jews, like Elie, were also beaten and tortured by the officials. When Elie was beaten, he was just in the way, there was no reason for him to be beaten, he didn't do anything wrong. Kasasbeh also didn't do anything wrong, he was just doing his job, but he was forced to escape his plane at the wrong place.
2/9/2015 05:42:56 am
2/9/2015 05:59:19 am
2/9/2015 06:24:01 am
Shooting of Brown in Ferguson, Missouri:
2/9/2015 06:25:09 am
...as is the shooting of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.
2/9/2015 06:54:07 am
2/9/2015 08:47:10 am
1) My website: http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/04/middleeast/isis-jordan-what-next/index.html
2/9/2015 09:26:41 am
The current event I researched (http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0118-makdisi-je-suis-charlie-makes-things-worse-20150118-story.html) mainly focuses on the reaction of the crowd when 12 journalists at local newspaper headquarters "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris. the now popular "Je suis Charlie" campaign is made to show support and freedom of expression and freedom of speech. Though it is a rather simple expression, "Je suis Charlie" has caused much debate in France, separating the French and Western civilization from the "intolerant" Muslim East civilizations. Many derogatory posters and campaigns have been made bashing Muslims and the Middle East.
2/9/2015 10:48:56 am
2/10/2015 03:55:44 am
2/10/2015 04:08:16 am
2/10/2015 10:28:16 am
My article is http://m.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29387079 this is relatable to the novel 'Night' both display genocide. Similar to how the Germans took the rights of the Jewish population, Israelis strip the rights of the Palestinian Population. Not only for religious differences. Also seemingly relatable to Nationalistic,Fascism coated by a Democratic Capitalistic illusion that they are doing global good. Similar to how the Jews raised arms for their freedom. Palestinians pick up arms and protect themselves from aggression (just like Hitler in Nazi Germany. Israel is using aggression). In the end both are relatable because both show inhumane treatment due to different beliefs.
2/10/2015 11:14:30 am
1).The article I used was a little strange for this topic, but you'll see why I picked it http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/brooklyn-boy-drunk-driving-crash-dies-article-1.1732099.
2/11/2015 07:05:51 am
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2/11/2015 09:43:17 am
2/12/2015 06:44:34 pm
My article is called "ISIS & Guantanamo Bay: Chain of Command Casts Spotlight on Re-engagement". It talks about the late ISIS commander including his heir and how they both were former Guantanamo Bay detainees. I noticed how NBC talks very little on Rauf's death. It reminds me of Ellie's father and his death by cremation and how the book talks very little on it.
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