Elie Wiesel Use Of Characterization In The Book Night

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The Holocaust will always be one of the most horrific memories that will never be suppressed. The Holocaust was when millions of Jews were thrown into concentration camps and tortured until their death. Families were being split up, not knowing they would never see each other again. It was so tragic, that the Jews eventually did not mind the deceased bodies lying beside them on the ground. Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. It just so happens that Elie Wiesel was one of the strongest survivors. So, what was Wiesel trying to prove? Well, he insisted on sharing what he went through and explained the vast loss of faith he suffered from due to the concentration camps. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses characterization, imagery, and tone to show the emotion and detail of his experience in such a tragic event. Elie Wiesel asserts characterization in the book Night by really giving details about each individual that was urgent at this time. For example, Elie illustrates his father in the beginning of the story by stating, “My father was a cultured man, rather unsentimental (pg. 4)”. Wiesel is describing his personality rather than his thoughts or actions. Wiesel also specifies himself in the beginning of the…show more content…
Elie shows no humor and is very serious throughout the story. He really tries to get the point across about how dreadful and extreme the things the people were going through. He shows the disturbing, gruesome, and the petrifying atmosphere in his details throughout the story. For example, Elie explains how he is feeling by saying, “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 that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue
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