Night Quotes About Night

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According to The Houghton Mifflin dictionary, night is defined as “the period between sunset and sunrise, especially, the hours of darkness” (p.887). Everything terrible happens at night. Every death, every tragedy, anything for that matter, happens at night. The significance that Elie Wiesel was trying to imply about night was a form of darkness. Darkness, as in danger. Darkness as in loneliness; loneliness as in sadness; sadness as in death. The symbol of death is expressed by the main character of the novel, Eliezer. Eliezer might not have died, but he experiences darkness, darkness of the soul, and loss of faith.

Eliezer’s character changes over the course of the story, therefore, this change can be seen clearly in Elie Wiesel’s description
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The “dark night of the soul” is a term used to describe what could call a collapse of a perceived meaning in life, ordinarily, an eruption into your life with a deep sense of meaninglessness. The inner state in any case is very close to what is called depression. Nothing makes sense anymore; there is no purpose to anything. Before entering the concentration camps, Eliezer was ready to “run into the electrified barbed wire” 1. Eliezer was ready to give his life away before entering hell. This signifies that in only one night, Eliezer had lost all will to live. Have you ever felt alone, even when surrounded by people? In the novel “Night”, Eliezer feels alone after his father passes away, neither did anything matter to him anymore. “It no longer mattered, since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore” (p. 113). Eliezer did not care about what would happen next. The idea of dying did not bother him anymore. On the other hand, Eliezer was not the only one to…show more content…
This is seen when Eliezer’s soul turns to darkness. He feels abandoned by God, he feels alone and suffers from depression. Eliezer also loses faith in everything. No faith is restored. His family, in humanity, and in his own beliefs, gone. All is lost. Eliezer is an excellent example to express the significance of “night” in the novel Night since he expresses both, darkness of the soul and the loss of all faiths. All of the above is a sigh of what can happen in only one night. Did your life ever change in only one
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