Night by Elie Wiesel Essay

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The book Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is a horrifying, historic account of Wiesel’s time in multiple German concentration camps. His work gained him a Nobel Peace Prize. His acceptance speech and further lectures enlightened many other readers. Elie Wiesel’s eye-opening Night is very relevant for real life. This stunning book is applicable because of its education about World War II for the Jewish, inspiration to the human race in their day-to-day lives, and because genocide still goes on today in places such as Darfur.

This book is very educating about the history of the concentration camps and Holocaust. “…The spectators observed these emaciated creatures ready to kill for a crust of bread...the old man was crying, ‘Meir, my
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This can be done because of the influential power of Night. The people who read night are aware of what has happened and what might continue to happen. The more people who read Night, the more people who can stop further events such as the Holocaust. Mr. Wiesel says, “Remembering is a noble and necessary act. The call of memory, the call to memory, reaches us from the very dawn of history…. Thus, the rejection of memory becomes a divine curse one that would doom us to repeat past disasters, past wars.” (Nobel Lecture, page 2/4)
Furthermore, Night and Elie Wiesel’s teachings are relevant to life because of its inspiration throughout our everyday lives. The stories and teachings are inspirational and uplifting because of Elie’s perseverance, even when the circumstances seemed to be too horrible. One such example is after Elie’s father dies. “I shall not describe my life during that period. It no longer mattered. Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore.” (Page 113) This shows that Elie is very depressed because of the death of his father. And yet, he still keeps living. “Suddenly, we saw the door of Block 37 open slightly. A man appeared, crawling snakelike in the direction of the cauldrons (of soup)…he reached the first cauldron…poor hero committing suicide for a ration or two or more of soup…in our minds, he was already dead.” (Page 59, Night) The
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