Ignorance In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Night Theme The theme of Elie Wiesel’s Night is that ignorance is the most powerful evil. The first example of ignorance in Night is when Elie’s father says, “The yellow star? So what? It’s not lethal . . .” (Wiesel 11). He does not care that they’re being forced to wear the yellow stars, claiming that it doesn’t matter because the stars can not physically harm them. Although he is right that the stars won’t kill them, they do contribute to the discrimination. Another example is when the author writes, “No one was praying for the night to pass quickly” (Wiesel 21). The people in the ghetto were not upset or worried that they were being forced out of their homes. They had a chance to leave, to get out of the ghetto before the trains came to
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