`` Night `` By Elie Wiesel

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As the famous journalist Iris Chang once said, “As the Nobel Laureate warned years ago, to forget a holocaust is to kill twice.” After experiencing the tragedies that occurred during the Holocaust, Eliezer Wiesel narrated “Night”. Eliezer wrote “Night” in an attempt to prevent something similar to the Holocaust from happening again, by showing the audience what the consequences are that come from becoming a bystander. Elie illustrated numerous themes by narrating the state of turmoil he was in during the Holocaust. In Night, Eliezer provided insight into what he experienced in order to teach the unaware audience about three themes; identity, silence, and faith.
To begin with, many of the prisoners undergo character development as more and more conflict arises. In the beginning, most of the prisoners still maintained their hope and still had the motivation to be reunited with their family members, alive. However, towards the end, the prisoners struggled to coexist with one another. Weakened men became burdens for their sons, and the prisoners no longer had the ability to share with others. For instance, Eliezer himself was thinking, "I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I had no more tears. And, in the depths of my being, in the recesses of my weakened conscience, could I have searched it, I might perhaps have found something like- free at last."(Wiesel 112) In other words, after all this pain he was able to endure, and after all he has experienced, he…

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