We all must endure hardships in life, some harder than others. In reading Picture Bride, written, by Yoshiko Uchida, the character Hanna goes through one hardship after another. The reader sees the same in the book, Night , written by Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust. The reader listens to accounts of terrible experiences from both Hana and Elie’s life, of which one could only fathom.
Hanna, a young Japanese women decides to marry a Japanese American, and move away from her family, to America. In Japan, Taro her future husband sends her a picture of himself looking young and healthy, but she soon finds out that the man in the picture is not the way that the man she is about to marry looks like anymore. This is a big disappointment for Hanna, and should foreshadow for the reader what most of her life is going to be like in America. However, what gets Hanna through each disappointment and hardship in Hanna’s life is the important thing. Her loving husband Taro, loves her and treats her very well, and she has a close circle of friends that do the same. From the beginning of Hanna’s life in America to the end, Kiku, one of Hanna’s wonderful friends, sticks by through thick and thin. In the end at one of the internment camps, when Taro gets killed, Kiku comes to comfort her dear friend; it was people like these that got Hanna through hard times.
In the book, Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie is one of the main characters living life in a concentration camp with his father. The things that Elie Experiences at the camps are so unbelievable and terrible. For instance, Elie loses his mother and sister when he first arrives at the camp, just one of the horrifying things that took place here. This was a surprise to Elie since he was not expecting this treatment. Elie was a survivor from this inhuman place, one of the very few however. What left him a survivor today was the hope he had that he would soon be rescued, and the love that he had for his father. He knew that he had to keep on going and not give up.
... journey through hardships and small triumphs, and leaves you with a better understanding of his life. The most prominent thing in Elie's story ... home and leave on a train for a Nazi camp. Finally, Elie's freedom was completely diminished when he entered the ... but being separated as well all throughout their journey from camp to camp. They struggled together, worked together, and prayed together, and ...
In my life I have experienced very few hardships and/or disappointments. However in seventh grade I had to move schools. That was incredibly difficult for me because I didn’t know anybody in my new school, but everyday I would put a smile on my face and that opened a lot of doors for me. I met a lot of new people and things got better.