A Literary Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night Literary Analysis Death, destruction, terror, and family. All things that Elie Wiesel dealt with in his autobiography, Night with Connections. By examining the novel Night, we see that family is the key to survival, which is important because those who do not have family often are not able to survive because nobody is helping them push forward and keep an optimistic view. The reason Elie survives is because of his father. Throughout the novel Mr. Wiesel is brought up several times. Not only when Elie is with him normally, but when Elie is in need of a companion. The beginning of the novel states Mr. Wiesel is with Elie for most of the time, and during the downfall in the town everybody goes to him for advice on what to do. “ I had one thought-not to lose him. Not to be left alone” (39). In this quote Elie is afraid of what might happen if he were to lose his father. He would lose hope and give up. Without his father he would die. …show more content…

Juliek, the boy from Warsaw who played the violin in Buna. He has no father, mother, nor siblings. All he has is his violin. While Juliek speaks to Elie he claims that he’s afraid that his violin is, or will become, broken. “I’m afraid... I’m afraid... that they’ll break my violin… I’ve brought it with me” (99). He is trapped in the snow during this time and didn't fear his own death, but the destruction of of his violin. Later in the novel Juliek gets trampled and his violin breaks with him. The care for his violin implies that he has no family with him in the concentration camp. The violin compares to a family member and keeps him going, but once his violin breaks he gives up all hope and

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