Examples Of Loss In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Mariah Wilhelm
Mr. Delgado
Period 7
March, 31st 2023
Loss During the Holocaust
My perspective on the novel “Night” by Elie Wiesel is that it most effectively conveys the persecution against the Jews and everything they lost due to the Holocaust. These views are based on the Nazis taking away not only the Jews’ lives but also their faith and identity. Further evidence can be found in testimonies from former Auschwitz survivors as they describe their experiences while in camp. “Night” includes many illustrations of the Jews losing everything during the Holocaust. One example of this would be their loss of identity. Something that makes us human is our personalities, interests, and belongings. With all of that stripped away from you, it would …show more content…

For example, The Boy in Striped Pajamas describes loss and heartbreak very well, but it is fictional. It really only talks about the little boy’s life and that was lost in the end. Although it does include facts about the Holocaust, it is still heavily dramatized to leave a grievous effect on its audience. Night is a true biography of a boy's life in Auschwitz. It presents the emotions and struggles the Jews went through each day. It describes loss in so many different ways. For example, Weasel states, “Was I still alive? Was I awake? How was it possible that men, women, and children were being burned and that the world kept silent?” This quote describes how Elie felt, it is a real example of a Jew going through all the emotions upon entering the camp. He could not believe any of it was real and nobody was helping them. He was witnessing so many lives being lost and there was nothing he could do about it. The emotions you feel while reading Night are different from those of The Boy in Striped Pajamas. This can be attributed to the fact that Night is so real. You know that it is describing actual feelings and thoughts that went through the prisoners minds whereas in The Boy in Striped Pajamas, it is all a story. This proves that Night is the best portrayal of loss during the

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