Silent Night

840 WordsApr 4, 20134 Pages
Silent Night Many people look at the Holocaust in ways that are indescribable. They talk about it but do not believe that something so tragic could happen in this world. With the book Night, Elie Wiesel takes readers on a path to show them the true story of what it really was. With so many in-depth details, Wiesel describes a horrific place filled with hatred and fear that not one person could likely survive today. He describes just how the concentration camps were and how most people only wished they could die to leave all the pain and suffering they had gone through. With great use of imagery, symbolism, and repetition, Wiesel illustrated how silence became a part of every individual’s life in the Holocaust. The silence in the book…show more content…
He felt that it was his way of opening up, since he has been silent for so long. Being able to go back, and see what he went through, was very tough. Showing us all the pain, fear, and straight torture he went through, made relate and understand what is real about the horrible things that happen in this world. Showing us his silence made us feel like we could feel the same silence he had. Sometimes, silence is good and Elie Wiesel felt like being quiet for some time would only help the memories. Opening up to people and bringing them to see just how life was, can really show how people use silence in many different aspects. Believing that this horrific experience could happen anywhere, can really make people stop and think and pray for what has happened and what could happen in the future. Works Cited Wiesel, Elie. Night. Trans. Marion Wiesel. 1958. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006.
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