Elie Wiesel Title Night

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After reading the book ‘Night’ by Elie Wiesel I realized that there was more significance to the title than I had thought before. While the title could just be referring to the time of day, it is much more than that. Night symbolizes emptiness and the evil that fills people’s hearts. Night refers to the fear and safety the night brings. Night is the time when the SS came for the Jews, and when they were evacuated to concentration camps. In this perspective night was a time to be feared, since it was dark you couldn’t see anything. However night was also a time where the Jews could cry and let down their guard because no one could see them. In this perspective night was a time of relaxation and comfort. A twisted double-edged sword. One
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