Night, By Elie Wiesel

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In this lesson, we will explore three of the major themes of 'Night ' and the imagery that the author, Elie Wiesel, uses to create them. The themes we will discuss are identity, silence, and night.
!!!About the Book

If you were an observant Jew who believed in a loving God, then you and your family were captured by a group of ill-intentioned people, causing the death of your family, what would you think about whether God and humans are good or not? That is the main concern of Eliezer, the main character in ' 'Night. ' ' ' 'Night ' ' was written by Romanian Jew, Elie Wiesel, and is a __semi-autobiographical__ work, meaning the author intertwines his/her life and experiences with a fictional story. ' 'Night ' ' tells the story about a Jewish boy, Eliezer, and his father 's experience in the Birkenau/Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War II. Wiesel experienced the same things as Eliezer, but includes additional fictional stories and details about the characters to create more of a novel than a memoir. The main focus of the book is to reflect on Eliezer 's questioning of God 's nature, and even his existence, as well as the nature of humanity during his experience in the Holocaust. Wiesel uses the following themes to create this engaging story:


!!!Loss of Identity

At the beginning of the book, we meet Eliezer who is an observant Jewish boy. This involves not only having faith in God (whom Eliezer believes is
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