Elie Wiesel's Book Night

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Many of the books we read today always contain some backstory to it. Whether it was just for fun or informational about an important topic or event. Many of these stories somehow or someway tie into an author 's life. Edgar Allan Poe is just one of these authors who have written works like The Cask of Amontillado, and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Another author is S.E. Hinton which wrote the book The Outsiders and a Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel who wrote Night. The moods of these books are like a roller coaster. Some of Poe’s works may be sad a one point then exciting at another point. The Outsiders go the same way while everything will be great until a life threatening event which may make it sad. Wiesel’s book Night is mostly sad because …show more content…

Just like Poe and Hinton another author uses his writing and novels to express his life to readers. Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, expresses his experience and sacrifices throughout the Jewish way of life during the Nazi takeover and World War II. Wiesel didn 't just write the book for his own fame though. He brought many interesting reasons to make such a horrible event in history more clear in others eyes. Wiesel explains that one of the reasons for writing about his experience is to leave behind a legacy of words that will influence people and prevent history from repeating itself (Wiesel vii). What Wiesel was referring too is not having a second holocaust and that if people learned about the way of life inside a camp, they would not want that same way of life again. Another reason for writing was to preserve the memories of a kid inside a camp (Wiesel vii). During the time of the camps Wiesel is a young adolescent put to work for the Nazis. He explains what he saw like death and gore which he says that a kid like him shouldn 't have to see that other than in a form of literature. The next reason for Wiesel’s writing is so that he may fight against people who would forget about such a crucial event (Wiesel Acceptance Speech). He mentions that if we forget, we are all guilty from what might happen next, and that we are the accomplices to see that it may happen again. Lastly, Wiesel lighty mentions two goals that he is trying to achieve. These goals happen to be understanding for those who never got the experience of concentration camps, and not keeping silent about what happened inside the walls of the camps (Wiesel ix). Through the good and the bad many should consider the actions and words spoken in the camps and act upon this so we may not repeat the actions of the Nazis during those

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