Authors often use cruel and inhumane acts to develop a theme as well as to appeal to the readers emotions. Elie Wiesel uses cruelty in his memoir Night to emphasize the barbaric treatment towards the victims of the holocaust; in addition to, how cruelty develops his character throughout the story. For one thing at the beginning of the novel Elie is extremely religious, but after he arrives in the concentration camp he starts losing his faith. For example, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name?
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
People view religion as a light, a brightness of being saved by following the instructions of a divine power. Since Eliezer loses his faith, his religion, he is plunged into darkness. In other words, he is living in the “night.” Night approaches slowly, with the sunset and then it continues to get darker until the sun rises in the morning. The story follows this cycle with sunset in the beginning, sunrise and the end and all of the middle in the night. Elie Wiesel called his book “Night” because it follows the path of night.
I had watched it all happening without moving. I kept silent.” (Wiesel, 54) Explanation: In this quote, the author uses imagery to show the reader how Elie’s father is being brutally beaten, Wiesel even adds a simile by saying “he seemed to break in two like an old tree struck by lightning.” This is another important quote to the theme of family, even though it is similar to the first quote. It shows that Elie valued self
The book focuses on Wiesel and his father experiencing the torture that the Nazis put them through, and the unspeakable events that Wiesel witnessed. The author, Wiesel, was one of the handfuls of survivors to be able to tell his time about the appalling incidents that occurred during the Holocaust. That being the case, in the memoir Night, Wiesel uses somber descriptive diction, along with vivid syntax to portray the dehumanizing actions of the Nazis and to invoke empathy to the reader. For instance, the author uses grim diction and ellipsis to show suspense and to portray the horrific actions that occurred. Elie Wiesel was able to use ellipses and specific diction to display the time in which he got beaten 25 times for meddling in Idek’s affair with a Polish girl.
In the world today, there are good kind hearted people, and there are also individuals who have immoral ulterior motives. But, to truly gain an insightful view of the person is to regard their actions under extreme conditions and pressure. While Elie Wiesel suffers during the Holocaust in his memoir Night, he witnesses the actions—whether good or bad, of the people he meets, and their motives that were never forgotten, as displayed in the novel. Since the Holocaust was an extreme event that caused pressure to make the right decisions, and suffer by the hands of the Nazis, or to act with neglect to the victims and be ridden with guilt, it can be said many Holocaust victims suffered, and some of the bystanders noticed and took action. One such
The characterization of Moshie and Mrs. Shachter shows the indifference and denial of the Jews of Sighet. The chilling juxtaposition of a beautiful landscape containing a camp of death illustrates how the world not only was indifferent to the inhumane suffering, but also continued to shine brightly as if nothing really mattered. This timeless theme of denial and its consequences during the Holocaust echoes the struggles of those in our time who are persecuted solely due to their beliefs. The reader takes away the important lesson of never turning away from those who need it greatest, each time one reads Elie Wiesel’s memoir,
He saw Fathers and Sons turning their back on one another and even killing one another so one of them could survive, so not only did he experience the usual evils that come from corrupted people who held power, but he dealt with his own people who were willing to turn on one another if it meant a better chance at survival; Elie saw this not only in the camps but also in the box car as the were being transported the Buchenwald, Aryan German through bread crumbs into the train car and took pleasure in watching the Jews fight over the small morsel of food the Aryans were able to spare. Basically Elie saw that if you want to dehumanize a human being and break them all you need to do was give them a reason to despise all other people, in short you a making it so people are no longer people and turning them into undomesticated animals and undomesticated animals can be slaughtered without any feeling of cruelty or
Elie uses detailed words to create imagery that establishes the tone and the whole purpose of his story about what happened to the Jews in concentration camps. He used imagery to establish the tone of darkness and sadness. The way Elie used imagery in his story was not meant to surprise anyone, but to teach us what life looked like for a European Jew during those times. One out of many examples when Elie used imagery to establish the tone of darkness was when the leaders of the Jewish community where
While this subject is very upsetting to hear- proven by my tears- it will guarantee something like the Holocaust will never happen again. As my history teacher always says, history is only relevant to us when it’s personal. Seeing how much Elie was affected by spending one night in a camp has made the Holocaust even more real and personal to me. I finally see how much of a real nightmare it was, and I can only hope this will never happen again for the rest of
Prompt 3 In the story the Nazis make the jews feel as if they are no longer men by treating them like they are no longer men. First off they take away their freedom by making them do whatever they say and if they don’t they will be killed. It’s hard to feel like a man when your freedom has been taken away. They also stop calling them by their names. They tatoo a number on their arms and that becomes their new identity.
In the book Night, Elie Wiesel describes his struggles as a Jew in a concentration camp using a depressing and serious tone, meant to reflect the horrific conditions the Jews were forced to face and the theme that adversity can cause a loss in faith. From the time Elie first arrived at the camp and heard everyone saying prayers, to when the young pipel was hung, and even when the Jews had to make the long, arduous, trek to the other camp, the reader could see his faith dwindling as he continued to question where his God was and why he wasn’t helping the Jews. Not only was a lack of faith evident in Elie himself, but the other Jews around him, even the priests, were having trouble believing in their God. Elie’s disheartened and somber tone
As I see it Wiesel is trying to say that when he remembers what has happened to him so far, he feels hopless. But because he remembers, he must not feel hopeless. Memory is power and it will save humanity and in this case the Jews. In the book Wiesel shares his memory of many people warning the Jews about the coming of the Nazis, which the Jews didn 't believe in and act upon. These mistakes of neglection caused them to loose their loved ones.
Elie shows no humor and is very serious throughout the story. He really tries to get the point across about how dreadful and extreme the things the people were going through. He shows the disturbing, gruesome, and the petrifying atmosphere in his details throughout the story. For example, Elie explains how he is feeling by saying, “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 smoke.