Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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The Jewish ethnic population of the world was reduced by one-third in the world’s most worst and known genocide, the Holocaust. Night by Elie Wiesel describes his firsthand experience going through multiple concentration camps that systematically murdered individuals of Jewish cultural heritage, and while groups such as queer people, Romani ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, black people, as well as the Slavs, were persecuted, Night explains being apart of the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic group. Eliezer Wiesel discusses the theme of racial inequality in his memoir Night, through his use of descriptive, vivid, yet simple statements that use foreshadowing to trope different experiences. Wiesel is expressing to the readers of his personalized traumatic experience, as well as urging it never happen to any marginalized group, not in the future or present. Wiesel starts in the beginning describing the life of a Jewish family and their cultural heritage before the Holocaust. He uses imagery to show how the genocide would begin with a limitation of Jewish people’s rights. “A Jew no longer had the right to keep in his house gold, jewels, or any objects of value.” (Wiesel 8) He discusses on the fact how it would start slowly yet quickly with restrictions and what they can/cannot do inside of their houses as well as rules on their personal property. They were then forced to live in neighborhoods called “ghettos” together, and eventually led to deportation. Wiesel writes how they were being given no information, “There are rumors to work in brick factories in Hungary.” (Weisel 4) “Where were the people being taken to? Didn’t anyone know yet? No, the secret was well kept.” (Wiesel 14) This ties up the personal experience of what was the start of the murder of millions of Jewish people. He includes that the Jewish community were holding onto hope, “Who knows? Perhaps we are being deported for our own good.” (Wiesel 16), but instead was met with concentration camp, being prisoners, where they were split from their families forever. The author uses different dialogue as a plot device to display how the families have operated before the fallout of the Holocaust. Eliezer Wiesel uses a great deal of metaphors to
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