Imagery And Literary Devices In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The book Night by Elie Wiesel tells the author’s life story as a jew inside the concentration camps. He uses a lot of imagery and metaphor as well as other literary devices to show his feelings through each of his words so that we could feel what he felt and relate to it. Many of these sentences and imageries connects to one another and leave powerful messages for those who choose to seek for it. In the beginning of the book, Wiesel says that no one should hide the truth of the past from anyone because by doing that you are killing that people who died there once again. Also Wiesel finishes the book with the sentence, “From the depth of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me.”The…show more content…
The memory of how he was becoming indifferent toward his father was killing him inside little by little. Each thought of leaving him, each act of apathy toward his own father was as if someone was stabbing him and dismembering him inside. All of it just showed how the concentration could transform someone into a monster or a zombie. The torture not only physical, but also mental can shatter someone into little pieces and all that is left is a bunch of meat heaped together full of sadness and pain. Something like this will always follow the survivors of the Holocaust, bringing its painful memories with it. For those who survived it’s their duty to say to the world and teach them what happened, it's their duty to remind people of the cruel things that someone can do. They are not only carrying their corpses, but also the corpses of those who sought comfort in death. MAny of them died and did not have a proper funeral and by telling their stories we can not only learn from it and be aware of what was happening so in the future we can avoid such inhuman act, but also we would be honoring those people’s memory who had to die to show what some people can do with the power that was given to them. Throughout the book Wiesel was always trying to honor some of the people he met in the camps, as seen toward the end of the book when Juliek was playing his violin for the very last time and he said that he played beautifully among the dead and the dying. Juliek told the story
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