Death In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Night, fire and death are things that occur many times throughout the book, death being a very big one. Death stands out the most because it happens so much in the book and people are so used to it, they act as if it 's a normal thing. For example, "Babies! Yes, I see this, with my own eyes... children thrown into the flames" (Wiesel 32). This shows how casually that SS officer murdered the children and how surprised Elie was when they did it.

Another reason is millions of people died, it 's why the Holocaust is greatly remembered. "...allowing them to be tortured, slaughtered, gassed, and burned" (Wiesel 68). This stands out because many Jews died so brutally and they couldn 't do anything to stop it. Which is much more important than fire and night. …show more content…

After everything Elie and his inmates have been through they wanted to die and felt like death itself. "But we no longer feared death, in any event not this particular death" (Wiesel 60). Death is the most important image in the book because everybody was expecting it to take them. At one point in time Elie wanted to kill himself. Many people wanted to kill them self or expected one of the officers to order

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