Fire Quotes In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The memoir written by Elie Wiesel, Night, is illustrating the Holocaust, the even which caused the death of over 6 million Jews. Auschwitz, the concentration camps, is responsible for over 1 million of the deaths. In the memoir Night, Wiesel uses the symbolism of fire, and silence to clearly communicate to the readers that the Holocaust was a catastrophic and calamitous event, and that children should never be involved in warfare. Elie Wiesel enters Auschwitz at the age of 15, and witnesses’ horrific events as a prisoner in Auschwitz, including the deaths of numerous children, and the beating and death of his own father. All these inhumane things were done just because Adolf Hitler wanted to cleanse the German society of the Jews. The Jews would be murdered in horrific ways, they would be gassed, die of malnutrition, or even be burned alive.…show more content…
However, in Night, it is the opposite. The symbolism of fire, is used as a symbol to represent the cruelty of the Nazi’s. For example, “She was howling, pointing through the window: "Look! Look at this fire! This terrible fire! Have mercy on me!" Some pressed against the bars to see. There was nothing. Only the darkness of night. (Wiesel 25)”. The quote depicts the symbolism of fire because of Ms.Schachter, she sees a vision of fire, and claims that this fire will eventually consume and devour everyone, and she is correct, because the Nazi’s would eventually use fire to exterminate the Jews. When Elie first enters the camp, he whiffs the scent of burning flesh, and see’s smoke coming out of the crematorium. Elie later on realized that the Nazi’s were burning young children and elderly
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