Mla Citation For The Night By Elie Wiesel

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“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”— Primo Levi. Primo Levi was an Italian Jewish chemist, who survived the Holocaust. This quote talks about how someone you think is just an average man can actually be more dangerous than monsters. Elie can relate to this quote because he felt the dangers of a group of men called the Nazis. Elie was also a survivor of the Holocaust and lived to tell the story. Since then he has written books such as Night which was about his whole experience through the Holocaust. He has also given the speech Perils of Indifference, which was given at the White House. The …show more content…

This memoir is a depiction of Eli’s life as a young boy who survived the Holocaust throughout the 40’s. Elie educates and engages his readers by providing very detailed images of the actual events throughout the book. His use of personifications such as, “My throat was dry and the words were choking me, paralyzing my lips” (Wiesel 15), or “Death enveloped me, it suffocated me” (Wiesel 86). helps to keep the reader engaged. From page 15, Elie made sure to overemphasize the situation by using descriptive words. This also helps the readers understand the physical and mental pain that Elie was going through as a young kid. Another way he made sure to educate the reader through a different perspective is making his book known worldwide and read by many millions of people. The second way his readers were educated is by how popular the book is. It can sometimes be hard for an author to get their book to be well known, and it’s especially hard to engage reader in a memoir about such a serious topic. Clearly Elie Wiesel had no problem making his book so well known because Night has already been published in 30 different languages and 6 million copies have already been sold in just the

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