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    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

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    In Night, the point Elie Wiesel is making about survival is disheartening, giving examples of what people will do to survive and their every man for themselves mindset. While fighting to survive, numerous animalistic instincts control every aspect of how a person thinks. Moreover, these instincts make you think you must do whatever you can to survive, regardless of who you are harming in the process. Night gives an excellent example of the concept that family and friends do not matter when it comes

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    Elie Wiesel Reflection

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    The book I chose to read and analyze is Night by Elie Wiesel. This book is I enjoyed the book because it came from a first person perspective and is still relatable to our society today. Throughout the novel Wiesel weaves an intricate story of loss and faith using figurative language to entice readers in to the story. As I was reading I was curious about how Elie dealt with the atrocities he experienced and how they would shape his faith. The theme that I will be exploring in this novel is the reoccurring

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    People can change people change all the time sometimes they change for the good sometimes they change for the bad. How does a situation affect how someone changes. Can someone change for the good out of a bad situation. In Night, Elie Wiesel's faith, relationships, and personality all change due to one situation the holocaust. Faith is an interesting thing that can lead people to being something great but can also have someone question their values, and what they really stand for. In the

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    Authors develop many themes in stories by giving characters certain traits or by putting them in certain situations. A theme shows the true meaning behind the story. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel a theme of violence is expressed. He shows how the theme of violence affects himself and others throughout the novel. In the beginning of Night Elie reveals a character of the name Moishe the Beadle. Moishe talks about how he was taken into Nazi custody. He thoroughly explained the violent things he

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    “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” (Primo Levi). In Elie Wiesel's critically acclaimed novel night, Elie’s journey drags him through terrors that could only have been seen to believe, causing memories that he could never erase. Elie uses the motif “night” to portray his memories, emotions, and faith, to emphasize his hellish experience. Elie Wiesel used

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    Aristotle once hypothesized that humans were attracted to tragedy and destruction so that they can purge themselves of repressed emotions, otherwise known as catharsis. This is proved whenever someone cries over a sad or tragic moment in a book or movie. After one stops crying, they feel relief. This person might rewatch the same tragic moment or read it over and over so as to experience that feeling again. In Night by Elie Wiesel, catharsis can be shown and experienced through the many horrid situations

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    1939 was the year that started a harrowing six years of anguish and suffering for German and Japanese-American families, and the books Night by Elie Wiesel and Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Houston are prime examples of that. The two novels tell entirely different stories, from opposite sides of the world, both similar in the horrendous experiences in the gruesome war. Houston and Wiesel’s lives were torn apart at the press of a button, and forced to suffer immensely throughout those six neverending

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    Write #4 Tone In the book night, the author uses many different kinds of tones but the tone that stands out to me the most is like scary. In chapter 5, eli has been through a lot like overcoming the loss of a body part and the separation. There’s a lot of scary stuff in the book of night. A big one that happened to eli is the separation of her sister and her mother. Throughout the camp, eli got exposed with with a bunch of horrifying things like saw people hanging, children getting burned, and

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    Something I found myself wondering while reading Night by Elie Wiesel, was how much the narrator , Wiesel, had changed from the beginning of the novel to the end? In what ways has his identity been stripped of him, warped and destroyed until he was barely recognizable by the end of the book? In the beginning, Wiesel is a young boy, around the age of thirteen, living in a village called Sighet with his family. He is devoutly religious and wants, more than anything else to study the Kabbala and

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