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
They were dying and confused, not knowing nor having anything to do. The ride kept going and going, which shows the night which never ends. This is how the majority of his years in captive were spent feeling; neverending darkness. Night represents not knowing what is to come. When Elie was in the hospital after they were all freed, it says “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me.
I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me.” (Wiesel 115). In the final lines of Elie Wiesel’s Night, the author reflects on the effects the holocaust has had on him. Elie Wiesel referred his body to a corpse because even though he is alive and survived the holocaust physically, he is essentially dead, his soul and innocence being killed off by the suffering and the dehumanization he long endured in these camps.
1. The character the best exemplifies the theme of ‘prejudice’ in the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel would have to be Eliezer himself. As evidence, Eliezer, knowing how strong the connection between a father and son is, told two lies in order to protect the spirit of innocence that was deep within each father. Knowing how horribly each boy had passed, telling the truth in such a situation would worsen it. Conclusively, only one of the men had found out what truly happened to his son, but never again would he share the gift of speech with Eliezer.
When they first arrived at Auschwitz Elie and his father looked to each other for support and survival, Sometimes Elie’s father being the only thing keeping him alive. In their old community Elie’s father was a strong-willed and respected community leader, as the book went on you could see how the roles were becoming reversed he was becoming weaker and more reliant on Elie to take care of him. Their father son bond had always been strong and only grew stronger with the things they had to endure.“My God, Lord of the Universe, give me strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou’s son has done” Elie was disgusted when he saw Rabbi Eliahou’s son abandon his father to help improve his chances of his survival he prayed he’d never do such a thing, but as his father becoming progressively more reliant on Elie he started to see his father as more of a burden than anything else.”I did not weep and it pained me the i could not weep. But i was out of tears. And deep inside me, if i could i have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, i might have found something like: Free at last!...” When his father died Elie wasn't sad all he could think of was the weight that was lifted off his chest, that he no longer had to be constantly worried or tending on his
Through the use of rhetorical appeals and techniques, both authors manage to get their messages across. Wiesel subtly influences his audience to feel the agony that he felt during the events of the Holocaust, and the pain that he still feels today over losing so many important people in his life. This is due to his use of pathos throughout the speech, and he addresses that, “No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.” Wiesel understands that his speech can only honor the individuals who lost their lives in the torturous concentration camps, but he can’t speak on their behalf. He goes on to say that he still feels the presence of the people he lost, “The presence of my parents, that of my little sister. The presence of my teachers, my friends, my companions.” Wiesel wanted the
Elie Wiesel states “ I felt like giving up.” showing his major internal conflict (wiesel 99) showing his major internal conflict. Elie went through many difficult times during the Holocaust. And many times he felt like giving up and dying, to which his father always gave him the inspiration to keep going. At the same time, the external conflicts are similar to. In Killing Lincoln, The country was in despair and were worried, after the tragic murder of Lincoln.
Not knowing the explanation behind Anja’s actions, Artie is lead to believe that friends and neighbors blame him for Anja’s death and admits that he has turned his back on his mother in moments when she desperately needed to feel loved. Artie’s newfound sense of isolation is shown through his illustrations of people’s distorted, inhuman faces. It can be inferred that Artie’s disconnect is a result of the overwhelming guilt he feels after taking responsibility for Anja’s suicide. In the last three panels of the comic, Artie is depicted as a prisoner within a jail cell, crying out, “….You put me here….shorted all my circuits….cut my nerve endings….and crossed my wires!....You murdered me. Mommy, and you left me here to take the rap!!
As the question remained how can God allow such horror and cruelty to occur? The concentration camps took everything from Eliezer, his will to live, his faith, his heart. He became empty, rotting from the inside out with no longer the desire to live. Only a corpse remained. Throughout all the chaos that ensued, the one distinction that hindered the Jewish people from freedom was their inexplicable silence and dignity.
Cruelty Functions in the Book Night Cruelty, inhumanity, savagery, barbarity, are all words that describe what Elie Wiesel had to endure during the Holocaust. The book Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir of a victim who survived the Holocaust. During the book Night, Elie shows who he truly is through the fear and suffrage of the Nazis actions to him and his family during the Holocaust. Cruelty can alter a person's outlook on life very easily. Elie Wiesel, who actually wrote this book survived the holocaust,he was generous enough to share his experience while in the holocaust with the whole world.Elie was first taken to a ghetto in Sighet,Transylvania,during this time he was still with his family and had yet to separate,not much has happened yet to cause a revelation of one's outlook on life.Although he does have this nagging fear and anxiousness in the back of his mind while in the ghetto.Later with Elie's family was set on a train cart with around eighty other people traveling towards a concentration camp called Birkenau, this is where Elie loses his mother and little sister Tzipora forever,all the family he has with him now is just his father.Now when analysing the paperback book of Night ,Elie reveals that