Imagery In Night By Elie Wiesel

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In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, Elie tells about his dreadful experience as a Jewish prisoner in one of Hitler’s concentration camps. As he realizes all the cruelty he sees in the camps, he starts questioning his faith in God. He slowly starts losing faith/belief in God. The more horrible stuffs that happen to Elie, the more he becomes distant from God and starts showing less devotion towards himself. He began to change the way he was. In one of the scenes, Elie described how he saw how innocent jews were being badly treated, tortured and killed. It made Elie wonder where was God at, when he needed him the most at that moment. Elie uses imagery to describe the traumatic moments he saw and seeing God’s presence in a negative way. By the…show more content…
After he was sent away to the concentration camps along with his father, things started to change. Elie starts to realize how this world is full of evil and cruelty and started to blame many things on his father and God. When Elie first saw the crematorium and saw that people were being burned in there he said “Never shall I forget that night... Never shall I forget those flames, which consumed my faith forever… Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live… Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust… Never shall I forget these things even if I am condemned to live as long as God himself. Never. (34)”. Elie uses imagery to show his connection and his faith was dying towards God and how he feels betrayed. Elie started to struggle physically and mentally. There was a time when the Jews were celebrating Rosh Hashanah in the concentration camps and the jews got together and gathered to thank God. As they were praying, Elie thought, “Blessed be God’s name? Why, but why would I bless him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He cause thousands of children to burn in his mass graves? Because he kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and the Holy Days? Because in his great might, He

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