Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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"I never intended to be a philosopher," insists Wiesel. "The only role I sought was that of witness. I believed that, having survived by chance, I was duty-bound to give meaning to my survival, to justify each moment of my life" (“Elie”). Night is a memoir written by Elie Wiesel and throughout his piece of work, he talks about his experience during the Holocaust from the day that he was forced to go to a ghetto. Elie, like many Jews, went from being free to do what they pleased to being fully restricted in concentration camps. Despite this, Elie had several chances to escape being deported, and he decided to stay with his family because he could not bear the thought of being separated from his family. Elie thinks that losing his family is worse than death. Elie would do anything if that meant that he could stay with his family. Despite he could have been safe from deportation, he decided to stay with his family. "At the age of fifteen, Wiesel was plunged from the stability of small-town life into the grotesque universe of Night" (Fine). Throughout the book, Elie described his experiences during World War II. In the beginning of the book, Elie explains that he and his sisters could have chosen a different path instead of being deported to the concentration camps to suffer what the Nazis had been putting Jews through. He says, "Maria, our former maid, came to see us. Sobbing, she begged us to come with her to her village where she had prepared a safe shelter. My father
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