Examples Of Survival In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The author Veronica Roth says “Desperation can make a person do surprising things”. In Night by Elie Wiesel, you see this quote come to life. Night is about a teenage boy, Elie, who survives the Holocaust. As he experiences the concentration camps he and his father fight for their survival. Elie Wiesel witnesses a son kill his father for a piece of bread. Through imagery and motifs, Wiesel shows the desperation for survival. After the prisoners experience the horrors of the concentration camp they lose all sense of morality because of their will to survive. Through imagery, Elie Wiesel witnesses people’s desperation for survival. As he and other prisoners are put into a wagon he witnesses a son kill his father after a bystander throws piece of bread into the middle of the wagon. First, Wiesel writes “Beasts of prey unleashed, animal hate in their eyes. An extraordinary vitality possessed them, sharpening their teeth and nails”(pg. 101). Wiesel uses imagery to shows how desperate the final survivors were for just one piece of bread. Throughout the whole book you see acts of desperation from the prisoners. The prisoners who were once free people would never dream that they would fight others for food. The people who fight are compared to hungry wild animals ready to kill which shows the lost sense of morality. Next, Wiesel states “And the spectators observed these emaciated creatures ready to kill for a crust of bread”(pg. 101). Wiesel uses imagery to show the horrific
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