'Night' by Elie Wiesel and 'Hangman' by Maurice Ogden compared and contrasted.

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Battle Against Evil Night by Elie Wiesel and "Hangman" by Maurice Ogden both make strong points of view towards the battle between mankind and evil. Wiesel 's personal experiences give the reader very specific and down to the point accounts of the Holocaust. In contrast, Ogden musical poem gives the reader a very indistinguishable idea of what is taking place. One must examine rhyme over and over to be given the full impact of the poem. The battle against evil may be compared on the basis of their narration, their subject, their language usage, and their tone and mood. The narration of both Night and in "Hangman" can be compared and contrasted in several ways. The first person narrative is the main point of view used in both Night and…show more content…
"The next day 's sun looked mildly down/ On roof and street in our quiet town" (Ogden 134). Is how Ogden describes his setting of the third section of his poem. A huge difference in the style of writing between the two works by Weisel and Ogden is that Weisel uses very dull and direct writing and Ogden uses very rhythmic and musical style of writing. Both Wiesel and Ogden set a negative tone in their writings. In "Hangman" the narrator never does a thing while he

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