Analysis Of Night In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The Holocaust is arguably one of the most disastrous genocides in history. Hitler and his men killed millions of Jews during his reign and it seemed like nothing can stop them. No one dared to speak of the Holocaust and its events that happened. However, there seems to be a secret weapon that can destroy the silence. Voices that speak up about the events are able to paint a picture for the people who had not witnessed the Holocaust for themselves. They are the voices who are able to convey ideas and themes in a way people can understand. In Elie Wiesel’s memoir: Night, readers are able to experience his journey as if we are in his “shoes.” His point of view, tone, and voice elements all contribute to discover Elie’s faith in God and his encounter to the brutal concentration camps. Point of view is a crucial aspect of Night for Elie to convey his ideas and thoughts in a more personal manner. It is able to give readers an idea of what the Holocaust felt like for a clueless teenager. For instance, when Elie witnessed the horror of the concentration camps for the first time, he recalled that “never shall [he] forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned [his] life into one night seven times sealed” (34). The inner dialogue of Elie was able to set the tone of the story as horrified and fearful. Not only Elie witnessed the dismay of the concentration camps, he would also later see people, just like him, having hostile interactions with each other. One of the few
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