Elie Wiesel Use Of Imagery In Night

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In the novel, Night, the author, Elie Wiesel, utilizes imagery to aid readers in visualizing the occurring events. This is especially seen in a passage that occurs when Moishe the Beadle returns from his horrific experience and is explaining what he went through. In the line, “Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were forced to approach the trench one by one and offer their necks,” (6) an image of forced submission is developed and helps readers comprehend the event fully. Readers can see the cruelty of the experience through Wiesel’s specific word choice, which consequently creates strong imagery of thousands of people with necks to the sides, ready to be killed. The description stirs up a picture of people who have given

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