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.
Shin was beaten and always hungry. This was life in Camp 14, one of the worst of all camps. A part of the book that was a big surprise to me would be the disconnect Shin had with his family. Shin was the cause of his mother's and brother's death; but yet he felt no remorse.
Elie went through extreme adversity within the camps of Auschwitz yet still managed to persevere. The experiences Elie went through in camp Auschwitz changed him as an individual spiritually; a boy who was once devoted to God ceased to believe in him. Elie also lost his sense of self identity, as his personality completely changes. During his internment at Auschwitz and Buchenwald Elie completely loses his innocence. As a result of the adversity Elie faces throughout his time at the Auschwitz camp, his identity is tarnished and eventually reformed.
He uses literary devices to allow the audience to experience what he and the other Jews went through during such a horrific time. Throughout the memoir literary devices helped demonstrate many different struggles and stituations the Jews faced. He shows us how naive, and in denial the Jews were, how he lost faith and all belief in god, and how the prisoners would never give up. Eliezer gives his readers an experience that cannot be forgotten and is like no
Night, an autobiography that was written by Elie Wiesel, is from his perspective as a prisoner. 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.
One instance of this is a Jewish survivor known as Elie Wiesel. His first person narrative Nigh publishes his horrific experiences during the Holocaust. The memoir discusses the impressions the event had on him. Upon analyzing Night for the personal or cultural principles that were prioritized during the Holocaust, Wiesel utilizes literary devices to reveal that humans begin to lose faith, hope, and morality when subjected to circumstances of injustice. Wiesel conveys the loss of faith in individuals when they experience unbearable situations through the application of irony.
Something that not only him but everyone else had to do was he had to live in the ghettos. He has to live with these things for his entire life, he has to life with watching the annihilation. During the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel changes from a spiritual, sensitive little boy to a spiritually dead unemotional man. Elie changed completely due to his experience at Auschwitz.
I could have screamed in anger. To have lived and endured so much; was I going to let my father die now?” (104-105). Elie was scared to be alone when he believed his father was dead, and he states that he no longer had a reason to live. In other cases Because Elie believes his father is dead, he is relieved that he no longer has to worry about his father.
In Birkenau, Eliezer loses his mother and sister but remains with his father. They endure much including male nurishment, extreme cold, constant beatings and harsh working conditions. He is plunged to
To illustrate, a change of identity occurs, “If only [Eliezer] were relieved of this responsibility… Instantly, [he] felt ashamed, ashamed of [himself] forever,” when he almost tried to leave his father alone (106). Elie faces a permanent change of identity when he strays away from his old educated habits and becomes a selfish creature when going through pain. Another example of a change of identity within Elie is when his father dies, “And deep inside [him], if [he] could have searched the recesses of [his] feeble conscience, [he] might have found something like: Free at Last!” expressing that his father’s death finally freed him, out of the misery, out of the agony (112). Eliezer’s journey with his father through the excruciating concentration camps developed him from an innocent teenager to a mature man with the capabilities to succeed in unbearable situations.
When people think about the life of living in a concentration camp, they think about how unbearable and inhumane the way people were treated and how they had to live in order to survive. Elie Wiesel will help you better understand the way they lived and what they went through in their everyday life and what it felt like to finally be free. He tells us a story about the lifestyle in living in a concentration camp, how he and his father and many others try to survive, and how the people who survived were finally able the live free again and he tries to get people to understand everything that happened and how everyone who was brought the the camps understood what had happened. In the beginning of the book Night by Elie Wiesel everybody was being
Elie Wiesel’s Experiences In the book Night, Elie Wiesel recounts his experiences of the Holocaust. Throughout this experience, Elie Wiesel is exposed to life he previously thought unimaginable and they consequently change his life. He becomes To begin with, Elie Wiesel learns that beings aware and mindful are more than just important. On many occasions, he receives warnings and hints toward the impending tragedy.
He hears rumors of a selection on the third day, “On the third day, at dawn, we were driven out of the barracks... We were directed towards a gate which divided the camp into two. A group of SS officers were standing there. A rumor ran through our ranks--a selection!” (Wiesel 101).
4. On the last page of the novel, Eliezer says, “from the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me.” Do you predict that life will ever return to Eliezer’s life again? Why?
In the book, Night, one character changes profoundly throughout the book. Eliezer transformation is seen in following excerpt, “My eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in a world without God, without man. Without love or mercy.” (68). This passage shows that Eliezer’s faith has been vastly diminished and perhaps quenched permanently.