Examples Of Foreshadowing In Night By Elie Wiesel

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To first prove his main argument, Wiesel employs the uses of allusion and foreshadowing via the character Mrs. Schächter, who can be compared to the mythological Greek princess Cassandra. According to myth, Cassandra could see into the future. This can be tied to Mrs. Schächter, especially when she exclaims, "Fire! I see a fire! I see a fire!" (Wiesel, 24). This seems to be merely an illusion of thirst to her fellow passengers, until the real fire finally appears at the end of the chapter. A scene like this fills the reader with a sense of dread as well as awe, and it makes one wonder how Mrs. Schächter managed to vision the flames many Jews were destined to die in so far ahead of time. Furthermore, while Cassandra could foretell the future,

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