Book Reports On Night By Elie Wiesel

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Plot: Elie Wiesel lived with his younger sister and parents in a small town during the period of World War Two. Where they were Jewish their fear of the German reaching them grew steadily until the German tanks rolled through their streets. Where the officers were nice, that did not stop them from setting up the ghetto’s in town square: “The ghetto was ruled by neither German nor Jew; it was ruled by delusion” (12). Soon Wiesel found himself on a train to Auschwitz, where he was separated from his mother and sister, forced along with his father to join the other men at their camp. To work or to be burned, Elie and his father struggled to stay alive, on their rations of bread, but keeping fit enough to survive the test the leaders put on them. Elie name …show more content…

The reason being the madness. He described himself as shy and weak, making no reason why he should have been the one to survive the death camps. Wiesel explains his madness on why he wrote Night: “Did I write it so as not to go mad, or, on the contrary to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness” (vii). The story where short leaves you stunned as throughout reading the voice keeps chanting: This really happened, this really happened, this really happened; in your head as you read the horrors Wiesel had to go through. Like other holocaust survivors Wiesel’s story is horrify-captivating, as his writing made it seem so real, because it was. As the years go on, the generation who lived and fought during World War Two die out, people will only remember this event though history books. So having story likes Wiesel really puts name and face to the six million Jews that died, and what the survivors had to go through. This short story (as it is only 120 pages) tells a powerful story, and will make you want to hug your love ones tighter, and look to the skies in the hope that history does not repeat

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