Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Kate Winslet once said, “The good and bad things are what form us as people….” Many have never considered how the horrific events of the Holocaust transformed its survivors. In 1956 renowned author Elie Wiesel published a great literary work titled Night. The pages of his book have informed millions of the tragic events that occurred during the 1930’s and 1940’s, that he himself endured. As readers experience, through words, all Wiesel went through, they come to realize how the Holocaust personally transfigured each of its victims. The book begins with a description of Wiesel’s early life, and then continues on to the traumatizing experiences he endured while being deported, separated from his mother and sisters, and having all of his possessions taken. He expounds on the struggles he faced to protect his father and to guard his own life over the years, and concludes by explaining the sense of freedom he felt, finally able to devote all survival efforts towards himself. The horrible events Wiesel experienced as a Jew and a victim of the Holocaust, transformed his heart, and his beliefs, leaving him a vague shadow of his previous self. Moreover, Wiesel clearly expounds upon how strong his faith once was as he opens his memoir, and as he continued to write we can see how his experiences caused his faith to fade away. For example, on page three Wiesel recorded, “By day I studied Talmud and by night I would run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple.” This
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