In the novel, “Night” Elie Wiesel communicates with the readers his thoughts and experiences during the Holocaust. Wiesel describes his fight for survival and journey questioning god’s justice, wanting an answer to why he would allow all these deaths to occur. His first time subjected into the concentration camp he felt fear, and was warned about the chimneys where the bodies were burned and turned into ashes. Despite being warned by an inmate about Auschwitz he stayed optimistic telling himself a human can’t possibly be that cruel to another human.
The memoir, Night, by Elie Wiesel is written about the author’s traumatic experiences during the Holocaust, using a variety of elements such as imagery, tone, and point of view to develop the story he has to tell. Through the use of plotline, he provides an insight of the events during the Holocaust through his own perspective to emotionally and ethically appeal to the reader and prevent such events from happening again. Although the memoir includes numerous significant events during the Holocaust, the structure of his plotline is set to represent and emphasize important moments he had witnessed. Nonetheless, incidents such as the climax of the death of his father, often evoke depressing and traumatizing emotions from the readers to urge the
In chapter one of Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, his purpose behind his use of excessive tragic irony is to display the astonishing amount of innocence and unawareness the Jews have about the Germans’ plans. For instance, Wiesel displays the Jews’ ignorance when he writes, ““There was joy, yes joy. People must have thought there could be no greater torment in God’s hell than that of being stranded here, on the sidewalk” (16). This exemplifies how the Jews truly believe that the situation was going to get better. This is tragically ironic because their situation was not going to get better, it was going to get much worse.
In the poignant memoir Night, the author Elie Wiesel uses compelling dramatic irony to portray the oblivious and discerning reactions towards the Nazi’s attempt to further dehumanize the Jewish people. On the seventh day of Passover, the German officers start arresting prominent leaders of the Jewish community. Quickly followed by the prohibition of Jews leaving their own residence, owning any sort of valuables and the requirement that all Jews must wear a yellow star. Despite the destitute conditions put upon the Jews in the Sighet ghetto, Elie’s father, Shlomo, tries to reassure the people of his community by advising:
Witness to History In late January, 1933 the world's’ sickest man Adolf Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany and leader of the Nazis. So this began the Holocaust. In 1944 a man Elie Wiesel experiences a year of suffering and torment, taken captive in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust. He writes about these important events of his life in his book, Night.
Cause and effect statements show when something positive or negative happens and the effect it has. An example of this is on page 77-78, when winter comes to Germany the prisoners don't have the right clothes to prevent freezing and because of this Elie gets frost bite on his foot. The cause would be not warm enough clothes and the effect would be Elie's frost bitten foot. Another example of cause and effect in the memoir is on page 24-28, when Elie and many other Jews are in the cattle cars on the way to the concentration camps, Mrs. Scächter had been separated from her family and experienced many scaring things which caused her to go crazy and scream she saw fire in the night. Cause and effect statements are an important style device to Wiesel's
Death was the best thing that could have happened to Elie WIesel. In his book, night, he has to overcome some of the most gruesome experiences ever read about, and it’s a true story. He had to get over working in terrible conditions, get over losing his family, and forget his future as his faith was lost. To start off, Elie had to get over the unbearable dilemma of losing multiple members of his family. It is unimaginable to lose any family members in such a horrid way, but that was only one of the barriers he had to face.
How does one win and when has one lost? This question is not always clear-cut when applied to life and its many events, especially when a large portion of “happiness” or suffering is involved. When losing, one can learn important lessons that cannot be taught whilst winning and vice versa when winning. This is why it is one’s job to analyze the goings-on of everything they see or experience to discern whether those involved are actually winning or losing. How can one who has suffered so much still be a winner?
You can get mood from settings and themes of a novel. Since, a setting tells you the placement and time period of the novel it may give you a certain feeling. Also, with theme it is an opinion of that novel which the author tries to portray ; these opinions make you feel a certain way. For example, in the novel Night the setting is during the Holocaust in Germany, mass slaughter of jews, which was a very sad time . So, the mood of this book may be very sad because of the setting during Holocaust.
A central theme is a frequent and reoccurring principal that is loyal and committed through the story. There could be multiple themes, or messages, in a narrative. Throughout Night there were diverse themes such as survival and dehumanization. Those themes come through in the real world as well. Survival is the greatest and most recognizable theme that appears to the end.
Night, by Elie Wiesel is a narrative of his personal sadness, horror, and loss. The tragedy of the Holocaust is something that is hard to comprehend, and hopefully the world will never have to experience that terror and heartbreak again. Though it is hard for those of us who were not involved to understand it fully, Elie Wiesel’s retelling gives the audience a heart wrenching look into his terrifying memories and experiences during World War II. This narrative is full of themes and image patterns of a variety of different subjects, including the theme of soup. There are many ideas people have when they think of soup, such as the simplicity of the dish, the warmth it provides, and even healing when one is sick.