Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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The events of the Holocaust remain responsible for the death of eleven million people. The very word represents grave sites, memories, speeches, trials, and torture. The survivors of the Holocaust recall memories of the concentration camps that operated like machines of death. Elie Wiesel, one of the survivors of the Holocaust, tells his story through his writing in Night. The Holocaust is documented as a horrific point in history that cost eleven million people their lives including six million Jews. Wiesel begins his story by recalling the attitude of his town. He recalls that most townspeople were unaware of the happenings in concentration camps throughout Europe. Later on he comes to realize the suffering of people everywhere is beyond his imagination. He becomes forced to find a companion in death while in Auschwitz. In consequence to the many hardships of camp life, Wiesel subconsciously strengthens his ability to endure pain, grief, and loss in order to survive. He …show more content…

However, how strong one's will to live depends on the person. The events of the Holocaust and the tremendous amount of suffering people endured is something that will remain forever inscribed in history. Mr. Wiesel illustrates that living for something can push one to unbelievable limits. "My hand shifted on my father's arm. I had one thought - not to lose him. Not to be left alone"(19). In the beginning of Elie's odyssey, he makes a silent pact with his father - to live for each other. They accompany each other through thick and thin and allow each other to depend on one another in the toughest of times. The courage they both possess is highlighted in their actions dealing with every hardship. Throughout the novel, the theme of survival becomes a large part of the Wiesel's lifestyle. His father’s dependence on him and his own dependence on his father shows that with something to live for, the will to live may be pushed beyond

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