Oftentimes in novels authors write a purpose to teach the reader about the story. In night Wiesel teaches us something about the his journey during the holocaust. He teaches us his experience on the train and what he saw when he stepped food out of the train and arrived at the destination . He teach us that how he witness people killing other people for small amounts of food,people getting tortured. Wiesel shows us that in able to survive he cant he cant help no one even his own father.
Nightlights, locked doors, and bedtime stories all evolved for protection against the unknown horrors of the night. Humans have incessantly feared the darkness that follows the end of a day. This dark, negative connotation of the word ‘night’ is explored in Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night. In this memoir, Wiesel, the protagonist and author, recounts his personal hardships as a Jewish victim in the Holocaust. As a teenager, he was taken from his home and, through numerous concentration camps, had a firsthand experience of genocide. Throughout the text, Wiesel uses many literary devices in an attempt to convey his experiences. Perhaps most significant is his use of the concept of night. In the memoir, Night, the title is used as a metaphor for the encompassing darkness that surrounds suffering, the loss of faith, and the loss of humanity.
The story “Night” by Elie Wiesel is based on true events that occurred in Elie Wiesel’s life when he was just 15 years old. The story takes place in Poland where he gets sent to Auschwitz concentration camp because he was a Jew. He gets separated from his mother and little sister and then begins a long journey with his father beside him. The setting of this book made the story more interesting because the author explain his whole experience in that concentration camp with such detail that it took you to that time and place. It made you experience the whole story like if you were part of it, it made the story come to life. The setting also helped the theme come alive because it showed how inhumanity of humans can lead to such brutality and having
Many themes exist in Night, Elie Wiesel’s nightmarish story of his Holocaust experience. From normal life in a small town to physical abuse in concentration camps, Night chronicles the journey of Wiesel’s teenage years. Neither Wiesel nor any of the Jews in Sighet could have imagined the horrors that would befall them as their lived changed under the Nazi regime. The Jews all lived peaceful, civilized lives before German occupation. Eliezer Wiesel was concerned with mysticism and his father was “more involved with the welfare of others than with that of his own kin” (4). This would change in the coming weeks, as Jews are segregated, sent to camps, and both physically and emotionally abused. These changes and abuse would dehumanize
Wiesel wrote his novel for more than simply wanting to share his story with his reader, he wrote “Night” because he felt, “I needed to give some meaning to my survival” (Wiesel, 6), he believed he survived for a reason not simply by luck or chance. Although there are many controversy as to why he wrote his novel, in his interview with “The Paris Review” he address as to why, “I didn’t want to write those books. I wrote them against myself. But I realize that if we do not use words, the
In Night by Elie Wiesel, silence is a reoccurring theme that represents many aspects of Wiesel’s struggle during the most coldblooded massacre in the history of the world. Although silence may seem unimportant, Wiesel’s remarks about this theme symbolizes far more. He believes it is silence that allows the Nazis to takeover and begin the slaughtering. Wiesel emphasizes that silence is the only appropriate response to the Holocaust because the events that took place at Auschwitz have caused language and words to seemingly have lost their meaning; the words people use to describe what happened cannot even compare to the reality of the event. Language no longer has any power to express the truth of what happened to the Jewish people during this inhumane mass execution. Wiesel uses silence to intensify dramatic effect, to suggest the indescribable, and to symbolize the loss of faith.
I think the purpose for Wiesel writing Night was to tell others about what actually happened during the Holocaust and how he survived. It's important for future generations to be informed about what happened during the Holocaust. If the Holocaust happened again, we could use the information we read in Night and learn from his experience. For example, when Elie said "Hunger was tormenting us; we had not eaten for nearly six days," (page 114) we now know to try not eating all of your bread and soup at once because there might be times when you go days without eating.
Elie Wiesel’s book Night is his record of the terrible experiences he had with the concentration camps during the Holocaust. The Jews were dehumanized by their horrible conditions and how the Nazis treated them and how they viewed them. The Jews’ human rights were completely disregarded to the point where they were not even treated or viewed as people by the Nazis. The Holocaust was one of the worst events ever in history and should be recognized and spread around to make sure a genocide at that scale should never be repeated in history. Wiesel made it his job to be the emissary of the Jews who were killed, broken, and shattered in the camps because of the troubles he experienced firsthand.
The author of Night, is also the protagonist of the book, Night shows the delusion and rumors which spread false hopes and lies throughout the camp. During the holocaust, Hitler believed all other races were inferior and they don’t deserve the right to live. Wiesel’s story is crucial to that time-period, because it shows his perseverance through multiple concentration camps and the loss of family members. His background is written in Night; he was taken as a young boy into a concentration camp and must fend for himself for years. This reflects the
The inhuman acts committed by the nazis under Hitler's rule deprived the Jewish people of their humanity. “Night” speaks to the dehumanization of the prisoners of the concentration camp. Throughout the novel, Wiesel and fellow Jews were deprived of food, water, clothing, and other necessities the makes one who they are. This results in the prisoners acting in animalistic ways. To study night is to study the result
In “Legacy of Night: The Literary Universe of Elie Wiesel,” Fine argues that “Wiesel writes from the perspective of a witness-story-teller who knows that that essence of his story—filled with unanswered political, philosophical, and theological questions is impossible to communicate” (1). Thus, when reading and analyzing Night, it is important for readers to keep in mind that throughout his memoir, Wiesel describes his experience, along with the experiences of his people during the Holocaust from a unique standpoint—his vocation (Fine 1). In fact, it is important for readers to understand that when reading the text “one cannot separate his life from his work; both possess moral beauty and a deep religious feeling” (Cedars 298). This is because
Elie Wiesel has said that all his works are “commentary” on Night, his one work that deals directly with the Holocaust. His novels are odysseys of a soul fragmented by the Holocaust, in quest of tranquillity, an attempt to move away from the night, reaching the shores of day. The key to understanding Wiesel, then, is his memoir in the form of a novella, Night. It is a slim volume that records his childhood memories of his hometown and his experiences in the concentration camp. It also contains the themes, images, and devices that recur throughout his novels.
The novel Night, written by Elie Wiesel about the Holocaust, is an autobiographical account transformed into a novel. Taking place in Sighet,Transylvania, the story transitions into the concentration camps as fifteen year old Elie and his Jewish family are taken to the Ghettos by the Hungarian Police. The “Ghettos,” were an act of bigotry against Jews, were isolated and impoverished parts of a city set up to segregate the Jews from the rest of the population. After they were taken there, they were then transported by German soldiers to Birkenau, a part of the notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz. Prisoners at these concentration camps were fed poorly and given little to live on. They were degraded from human beings to animals, many of the
For example, in Night, countless people were unable to maintain their faith in God due to the events that took place during the Holocaust. Similarly today, Jewish communities in Europe are struggling to maintain their faith in both God and in humanity. This is because anti-Semitism is continuously increasing, which is causing individuals to question God and his reasons for allowing these acts to occur. Another key idea in this book is remembrance. One of Elie Wiesel’s main purposes of writing Night was to inform people of the tragedies that occurred during the Holocaust. He not only wanted people to understand the conditions and emotions people were going through, but he also wanted to prevent something like this from ever happening again. The information in Ross’s article indicates that Elie Wiesel was unfortunately incorrect. Anti-Semitic acts are still occurring around the world everyday. They are also becoming more frequent and violent due to the upcoming anniversary of the