Even when the camp was liberated, the pain was not over, “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me“ (Wiesel 109). This quote makes you realize that the pain was still not over for the survivors. Night will leave you feeling helpless and wishing there would have been a way to help
In the book Night, Elie Wiesel describes his struggles as a Jew in a concentration camp using a depressing and serious tone, meant to reflect the horrific conditions the Jews were forced to face and the theme that adversity can cause a loss in faith. From the time Elie first arrived at the camp and heard everyone saying prayers, to when the young pipel was hung, and even when the Jews had to make the long, arduous, trek to the other camp, the reader could see his faith dwindling as he continued to question where his God was and why he wasn’t helping the Jews. Not only was a lack of faith evident in Elie himself, but the other Jews around him, even the priests, were having trouble believing in their God. Elie’s disheartened and somber tone
I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me.” (Wiesel 115). In the final lines of Elie Wiesel’s Night, the author reflects on the effects the holocaust has had on him.
He is explaining to the reader the significance that the lack of food truly is. Food which is a basic need for every human being became a scarcity. This scarcity helps him devalue himself and feel he is ceasing to exist and with this starts using irregular sentence structures as seen in the quote “I was nothing but ash now” (Wiesel 54). Notice in this sentence the simplicity of all the words except the word nothing. He is adding emphasis on the word nothing because he himself believes that he has deterred into nothing.
, why did Wiesel make that specific choice?) Please use a different type of figurative language for each example. In a poem written by Elie Wiesel he says “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” (Wiesel 34 ) This is a personification cause moments can’t really kill someone’s soul or god.
Contemplating suicide, Victor realizes that his life has become empty. The void that only family and love could have filled is widened even more. His chances for happiness are dead; everything he has ever loved is vanished. The guilt Victor feels is uncomparable; the creature he made became a cold blooded killer. In a sense, one can argue that Victor is responsible and maybe, if he hadn't made the creature in his lab that gloomy day, he could have been happy.
Case Study #2: Everette: Major Depression Chapter 5: Everette: Major Depression: In this case study Everette discuses what it is like to have depression, he describes having depression as having no hope and you feel alone, no hope in the future. He talks about how you feel that everything is dissolving, your relationships are dissolving. He discusses when he was diagnosed and it wasn’t until age 48, and how it was for him. He talks about college and how hard it was for him and when he was teaching, how he thought he didn’t deserve life.
(32; Boyne). However, because of this the other little boy confused by the tone of his voice and thought to himself. " Shmuel looked very sad when he told this story and Bruno didn’t know why; it didn’t seem like such a terrible thing to him, and after all much the same thing happened to him"(35 Boyne). And the evidence provided gives an example of how the "worlds" are excluded from each other from the concentration camps to the outsiders of the concentration camps.
Silence fell again.” (Wiesel 26). This quote displays that the prisoners were under such horrible conditions that they were veritably infected with madness and forced to give up their lives to succumb to the Nazi officials and regime. The “madness” is used to describe how the prisoners were gradually
After the numerous close calls with death during the Battle of Somme, Jünger “noticed the experience had taken its toll on [his] nerves” (Jünger, p. 88). A year later, Lieutenant Brecht, who Jünger knew as a calm man, even in the face of total war, was killed. His death caused Jünger to think of his own mortality which was disheartening (Jünger, p. 197). The death of his friend Tebbe a few months later also caused Jünger great pain. He questioned how his friend “of noble qualities” with whom he had shared the majority of his war experience, could have died (Jünger, p. 216).
(Gerund, provides evidence on how hard it was -ing) “The look in his eyes as they stared into mine, has never left mine” (Wiesel, 119) Going to a concentration camp being poor can truly be challenging. Beneath the poor man he was telling them information because being down in the dirt traveled on many times people don’t look at him with respect. (Prepositional phrase) But, of course, the people didn 't listen because he was poor.
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” - Elie Wiesel. Wiesel was a Jew, Holocaust survivor, professor, and writer. As soon as Elie stepped out of the concentration camps after being liberated, he could not find the words to portray what he had just witnessed. Speechless, Elie took the next few years to recollect his thoughts and opinions, and find the right words to describe the horrors beyond the walls of the many concentration camps he was put through.
In the memoir Night, a book about holocaust survivor’s experiences. The survivor is Elie Wiesel and the details of his experiences are described very well. There is a quote shown that is Wiesel’s poem Never Shall I Forget. The quote significant because it shows how Elie Wiesel experienced and felt when he was first transported to Auschwitz.
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.