Freedom And Confinement In Elie Wiesel's Night

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“We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.”(Tennessee Williams). Night by Elie Wiesel, published originally in 1956. This book is about a holocaust survivor and his story on how he lived through the holocaust. Freedom and confinement is an aspect that can determine someone’s sanity.
One of the ways the theme is demonstrated in Night is when Elie and his family are put in “ghettos”. This relates to the theme because when they are moved into the “ghettos”, they are allowed to do what they want but they are still confined in that certain area. Houses were crowded, because of the Jews in the community. “Little by little life returned to normal. The barbed wire which fenced us us in did not cause us any real fear”(9). This quote means that although things were going back to normal, they were still kept in a confined area that was being guarded by barbed wire. Although they could not leave, They still didn’t have any fear. In conclusion this page from the book Night by Elie Wiesel signifies what that theme means.

One of the ways that the theme is demonstrated in Night is when Elie Wiesel is in a camp and he is going to sleep and then the next day he gets a bowl of thick soup. This relates to the theme because although they are in a camp they still sometimes get the essentials
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But they later get freed in the end of the book. This relates to the theme because although they start off in confinement they ended in freedom. “I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine has never left me”(109). This could mean that through confinement he finally freed himself, by pushing through. In conclusion in the end, spending most his life in confinement Elie Wiesel was finally free due to his bravery and his

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