Question 1: Night is a text with a significant amount of figurative language. Select 3 examples from the text to analyze. In analyzing each example, be sure to explain how the specific example impacts the text. (How does it affect the reader?, how does it affect the reading experience?, why did Wiesel make that specific choice?) Please use a different type of figurative language for each example. In a poem written by Elie Wiesel he says “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” (Wiesel 34 ) This is a personification cause moments can’t really kill someone’s soul or god. This piece of figurative language has a big impact on the text because it is pretty much saying that the moments that happened in the camp made him lose that connection with his god, soul and made him feel like his dreams were never going to happen cause he was just sitting in that camp doing labor for several months. This affects the reader cause this shows more of how the camp really …show more content…
Elie’s says at the end of his speech “And together we walk towards the new millennium, carried by profound fear and extraordinary hope.” ( Wiesel - Perils of Indifference) I think that he means that we all have to move towards what we want and nobody can go and say that they are not in it cause he means we all have to move to make a difference. Also about change , making change and pushing all these jews who never did anything wrong out of these camps. These ideas were not represented in the book which was mainly a story that was different from his original version that was written in Yiddish, so maybe in the original version it had parts about everyone moving forward but it really did not talk about that message. For that reason it makes it different from the
When Elie Wiesel becomes a captive Jew, Wiesel along with his family and friends begin a journey to a concentration camp known as Auschwitz. On the way to the torturous camp, Madame Schächter warns her peers of an upcoming fire, however, no one believes her words. As a consequence, young men restrain her by tying her up and declares her a lunatic. The warning of Madame Schächter foreshadows the gas chambers in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. Although no one believes her words, the women continues to speak and persuade her fellows.
During World War ll, a very well known man, Adolf Hitler, chose to kill himself when he was put in crisis, leaving his country in ruins, as well as revealing that he was very much selfish, cowardly, and scared. As shown in the novel Night written by Elie Wiesel, during the Jewish Holocaust, when put in testing situations, many people act poorly towards the Jews, and the Jews show hatred towards the Germans. Also, in the short story ¨The in Group¨ by Eve Shale, a young girl by the name of Eve chooses between popularity and rightfulness. In both Night and ¨The in Group¨ it is demonstrated that crisis brings out the worst in people, because challenging situations put more pressure on people, resulting in poorer choices, and crisis additionally causes people to show selfishness.
In brief, this story is labeled “night”, the author is Elie Wiesel. The tone of this story is intimate, and affectionate, it characterizes the extraordinary painful and personal experience of a single victim. The setting first takes place in Sighet, Transylvania, and then Elie is transported to several concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Gleiwitz; he spends the time there in the years 1941-1945, during World War II. Eliezer struggled to maintain faith in a caring God; Silence; Inhumanity to other humans. The first symbolism is fire; Madame Schachter foreshadows death and horror “look, look at it, fire, a terrible fire, mercy, oh that fire”.
From the beginning, Elie Wiesel 's work details the beginning of his adult life by focussing on his awareness of Judaism, its history, and its significance to the religion. Despite warnings about German intentions towards Jews, Eliezer’s family and the other Jews in the small town of Sighet, fail to escape the country when they have a chance. As a result, the Jewish population is sent to concentration camps all throughout Germany. Then, after being sent to a concentration camp, Eliezer is separated from his mother and younger sister, but remains with his father. The camp then pushing Eliezer and his father 's faith in the Jewish religion.
God Help Us Through its survivors, memories of the Holocaust live on today. During World War II, Adolf Hitler was destined to exterminate all Jewish communities in occupied Europe. Nazi Germany began this exterminated in concentration camps, which eventually became death camps. Elie Wiesel, a fifteen year old Jewish boy, becomes mindful to the corruption of human nature caused by concentration camps, which eventually become death camps. The remembrance of the Holocaust is resurrected in Elie Wiesel’s Night, where Elie proves to lose faith in God by evoking his feelings about the corruption of humanity.
In the tantalizing novel, Night by Elie Wiesel, the author uses figurative to convey his thoughts and emotions. There are two cauldrons of soup left laying in the middle of the road with no one guarding them and the starving jews are looking at them. The author uses the metaphor, “ Two lambs with hundreds of wolves lying in wait for them.” ( Wiesel 59), to vividly describe this moment in time in the book. This is an accurate comparison of the two cauldrons of soup to two helpless sheep and the Jews to hungry wolves.
Wiesel brings out syntax for the ending of his speech but also incorporates pathos wrapping it all back together with the sadness and pity on all of us for the harmful silence done to the jews in the holocaust. Syntax was the most obvious rhetorical device used because you can physically see how it is being presented differently than the rest but also sending a message and not being so formal about it. Pathos was a very huge part to Wiesel’s whole entire speech as he was constantly trying to turn everyones thoughts and perspectives to what he was exactly seeing in his own eyes. Elie Wiesel wanted to show the world the horrible act of indifference and how it has personally affected him as a child and for his whole life growing up. Wiesel manages to create many viewpoints and to throw us in his shoes for us to understand the inhumanity of the ones had no sympathy towards the jews during the holocaust.
It is a common assumption among numerous people in the world that the Holocaust never existed. In fact, almost fifty percent of the world population never even heard of the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel helped people around the world learn about the Holocaust through his book “Night.” He wanted people to see the bravery, courage, and guilt of the Jews through his book. “Night” shows the horrific and malicious acts in the German concentration camps during the Holocaust.
In the nightmare world of the concentration camps, the Nazis replace God. Eliezer describes the scene at the selection All the prisoners in the block stood naked between the beds. This must be how one stands at the last judgment. The reference to the last judgment is a religious allusion to the end of the world, when God will decide who will be saved into heaven. In the perverse world of the concentration camps, Dr. Mengele takes on the role of God, deciding who will live and who will die.
Long Hours of Darkness “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed.... Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live” (32). Never shall we forget the atrocious events that happened to upwards of six million Jews during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide run by Adolf Hitler to exterminate nearly a whole population of Jews and very few prisoners lived to tell their treacherous stories.
In the book Night, we the readers witness the hardships and struggles in Elie’s life during the traumatic holocaust. The events that take place in this story are unbearable and are thought to be demented in modern times. In the beginning Elie is shown as a normal teenage Jewish boy, but the events are so drastic that we the readers forget how he was like in the beginning. Changes were made to Elie during the book, whether they were minor or major. The changes generated from himself, the journey, and other people.
“The word - is a great instrument of life” Words are the garb of people’s thoughts. Words can be very powerful and influential both in the society and among people, because whether or not someone choose the right words could change someone's life forever. Brilliant examples of power of words took shape in world’s history. A holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, who survived the concentration camp, wrote a book ‘Night’, as well as he introduced his acceptance speech to different people all around the world. He sought to restore the amicable and tolerate society where there is no place for such a word as ‘hate’.
His main purpose of writng this novel was to ensure that the world knew everything about the life of a European Jew between the years of 1933-1945. He wanted for the people who haven't experienced the suffering of the concentration camps to get a detailed image about what their lives were like. The way he used imagery really made you feel as if you were there, which helped him establish his purpose of writing Night. For example, “The trees were in bloom. It was a year like so many others, with its spring, its engagements, its weddings, and its births.
It becomes clear that Elie Wiesel`s commentary on human nature is that, during extreme circumstances, people are selfish and would achieve anything for their own survival. Furthermore, In Wiesel’s novel people strived to survive this injustice. For example, the Holocaust caused countless amount of