Examples Of Imagery In Night By Elie Wiesel

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A living corpse
Do you think the holocaust could happen again? Do you think if people aren 't aware of history that it can repeat self? If people aren 't aware of what happened in the holocaust and how horrific it was, then people wouldn 't know what to do if it happened again and people wouldn 't know how to prevent it from happening again.This memoir points out the worst parts of a personal experience of Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor. The Holocaust was a horrific, terrifying experience for people of the jewish religion where over 5 million innocent people were killed. Elie Wiesel lived through tough times and watched his family get separated from him. He watches innocent people get killed and tortured. In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel he uses dark imagery to create a sad and helpless tone to connect the reader with the pain he went through in the holocaust to ensure history doesn 't repeat itself.
First of all as Elie first enters the camp Wiesel uses visual imagery which creates fear for Elie in the reader. He uses vivid imagery when he talks about the smoke stacks coming out of the crematory
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In addition, Elie uses the imagery of a child being hung with two older men to create sadness. They hang an innocent child and he is too light to be killed immediately so he is tortured in front of everyone for over 30 minutes, slowly dying from the rope around his neck. “For more than half an hour he stayed there, struggling between life and death, dying in slow agony under our eyes. And we had to look him full in the face. He was still alive when I passed in front of him. His tongue was still red, his eyes were not yet glazed”(62). Here he talks about how they had to walk past the hanging child which is powerful. It was the germans way to scare the other prisoners by saying that they aren 't afraid to punish innocent people no matter how old they are or their physical condition. This makes the reader sad and feel bad for all the people that were stuck in the death

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