An Analysis of Elie Wiesel's 'Night'

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associated with the events contained in this novel. The book is a work of art, and Wiesel is a great storyteller, leaving his audience with a deeper knowledge of both historical events and the defiance and courage of the human spirit. Perhaps the most memorable scene in the story is that in which the author and his father begin the journey out of the camp, a cruel death march towards other, harsher, conditions, a tragic tale is loss, fear, and hopelessness. It is, indeed, a memorable scene that culminates with the death of Wiesel's father, and it symbolizes the greatest of human emotions that one could associate with the events of the Holocaust; namely, and as aforementioned, hopelessness. This paper will discuss Wiesel's character in detail, as well as this condition of hopelessness, how it is provoked, and how it is symbolized throughout the novel. Wiesel experiences this feeling at numerous points throughout the autobiography. When the audience first meets the boy, he is a teenager who lives in Sighet, in what is now Romania, and who is quite a na誰ve and innocent student. The simple story with which the novel starts, however, soon morphs into a tale of horror, as the Jewish people begin their plight as a cause of advancing German soldiers. Many neighbors, friends, and family are transported,…

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