Metaphors In Night By Elie Wiesel

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It’s often complicated to metaphorically express a depressing topic with only one word that people can relate to. Author Elie Wiesel had managed to complete this feat, though many may argue what exactly Wiesel meant to express. The word “night” symbolizes fear, hopelessness, and futility. This gives reason to why the word and its extended metaphor are appropriate for the title. To put a start to the claim, the word night symbolizes fear because, at many points of the biography it tells of the situations where Wiesel and his family experienced the horrible emotion. In the novel Night, Wiesel declared, “My hand tightened its grip on my father. All I could think of was not to lose him. Not to remain alone.” (Wiesel, 29). By reading this and

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