Elie Wiesel Symbolism In The Book Night

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Wiesel uses the word Kabbalah when he is talking to Moishe which he explains as “the poorest of poor.” As they talked about Kabbalah he seems to have hope in his tone, and then that tone of hope seems to decrease as he starts to explain how much had begun to happen only soon after that. When Weisel is talking about Kabbalah, at first he uses the word in a positive way as he speaks to Moishe but then it quickly turns into something negative in the matter of one page. Weisel says “And in the course of those evenings I became convinced that Moishe the Beadle would help me enter eternity, in that time when question and answer would become ONE” (5). Weisel then goes on to say “ AND THEN, one day all foreign jews were expelled from Sighet and Moishe the Beadle was a foreigner” (6). The…show more content…
It represents the darkest hardest time in his life. As he arrives to the camp he considered ending it all because in his eyes he was going to die there anyways, he says “ Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed....Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never." (32). The symbol Night is really important to the story's theme because it signifies the death of childhood, faith, innocence and millions of people. The environment that Weisel had around him caused him to lose his innocence, he had to see things that he never thought were even humanly possible and that made him question why God wouldn't do something to stop the horrible things that were happening to them. “Night” then became a world without God, and without something to believe in, the hope of their survival wasn't
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