night Essay

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Night is an autobiographical novella written by Elie Wiesel a young jewish boy who tells of his experiences during the Holocaust. Elie is from the small town of Sighet, Transylvania. This book begins in late 1941 and chronicles Elie's life through the end of the war in 1945.He had two older sisters, Hilda and Beatrice Wiesel and a younger sister, Tzipora Wiesel. Elie spoke many languages including Hungarian, Romanian, German and he grew up speaking Yiddish. At the beginning of the book Elie has a very strong faith in God and the Jewish religion, but this faith is tested when he is moved from his small town by the Nazi's. Elie has to deal with the death of his family, the death of his, innocence and the death of his God at the very young…show more content…
His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur?
The book also shows us how his innocence was quickly lost, and how fast he grown up. The things that were happening there, he can’t believe that. He feels that he might be dreaming. The author’s thesis and reason for writing this book is quite clear. He wanted this world to know what he saw and experienced when he was a young boy and how it coloured his life forever. He lost his entire family. ”Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never (Night,Ch. 3, Pg. 32) Throughout the book, there’s a dark feeling of hopelessness and unreality. It seems difficult to believe that anyone could be so vile so utterly devoid of consicience as to send million of Jews to their deaths. But that was all true, the characters were real in this novel. Elie told us how difficult life was there, as a prisnor.The novel Night, has had much sociological significance on society. Night is Wiesel’s attempt to trace the dissolution of the Jewish community in Sighet, the
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