Examples Of Alliteration In Night By Elie Wiesel

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In Night, a non-fictional novel, Elie Wiesel, the author, recounts his experience with his father at Nazi German concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. A memoir on the Holocaust, the novel addresses the task of describing the indescribable and does it quite well, taking readers on an emotional roll coaster. The novel evokes various feelings including sadness and anger as Wiesel describes explicit details of his experiences during the Holocaust. After reading Night, I felt powerless and depressed as I reflected on my perspective of humanity. I also felt disappointed and frustrated with the details perhaps due to the fact that the details came from a true story. As Wiesel explained how the Jewish citizens began the death march, I felt…show more content…
With the help of imagery, the reader is able to see, hear, and feel what the narrator experiences. Alliteration is seen as Wiesel writes, “So I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival” (64). In this passage, Eliezer feels guilty that taking care of his dying father has become a burden, and he wishes he could just take care of himself. By using alliteration to express his shame, Wiesel draws the reader's attention and transmits the feeling to the reader. In the novel, Madame Schachter has visions of something terrible happening while on the train to Auschwitz as she exclaimed how she sees fire and flames. This foreshadowing technique evokes distress and worry among readers. Moreover, the novel contains lots of irony which carries various feelings throughout the book. For instance, Wiesel writes how when his train arrived in Auschwitz, all of the Jewish families celebrated. He continues by proposing various false descriptions contrasting from the incoming reality. This leaves reader uneasy and nervous especially since they somewhat know what is to
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