The purpose of this memoir is to show how unforgettable and how cruel Hitler was. How it was ingrained into his memory. The scene of the gallows, the hanging of the bodies he witnessed, and how traumatized Wiesel was during that scene in his life. "And from within me, I heard a voice answer: "Where he is? This is where—hanging here from this gallows..."(Night, Elie Wiesel) By including this memoir in his biography it serves a purpose as his memory and what went on in the concentration camps.
Only the darkness of night. (Wiesel 25)”. The quote depicts the symbolism of fire because of Ms.Schachter, she sees a vision of fire, and claims that this fire will eventually consume and devour everyone, and she is correct, because the Nazi’s would eventually use fire to exterminate the Jews. When Elie first enters the camp, he whiffs the scent of burning flesh, and see’s smoke coming out of the crematorium. Elie later on realized that the Nazi’s were burning young children and elderly
In the concentration camps, many people got separated from their families and that torn them apart. For example, in the book “Night” the main character, Elie, was in the train that was on its way to Auschwitz. During the train ride there a lady, Mrs. Schachter, who lost all her family but one of her sons, went crazy and started screaming out that she saw a fire over and over again. Consequently, the people on the train got fed up with her and they gagged her and beat her unconscious. Effectively, the fire Mrs. Schachter saw would create one of the most gargantuan problems and fear of their camp life.
This parting line reminds the audience that the Holocaust is a real and significant event, that other humans had to experience for themselves. Through Eliezer’s point of view, the audience sees his loss in humanity as he is constantly exposed to death, even losing his father to this tragedy. If banned by administration, the high school canon would lose an extremely valuable novel that combines a well-written and tragic novel that brings to light an example of the many injustices faced by the Jewish people during World War II. Therefore, Elie Wiesel’s Night is a work that acknowledges and honors the significance of the Holocaust in relation to humanity, passing on
In the quote, “the days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls”, the subject of days is compared to nights, indicating the never ending darkness experienced during the Holocaust. He personifies death a countless number of times to describe how it was capable of sneaking up on the prisoners in their sleep and killing them effortlessly. That is why, towards the end of the book, Elie and his father refused to let one another fall asleep, knowing the consequences of doing so. An example of this personification would be “Death…would steal upon a sleeping person, steal into him and devour him bit by bit”. The figurative language lends itself to an emotional appeal, enhancing the reader’s ability to read and comprehend the unfathomable events that
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he uses repetition and rhetorical questions to show the reader how horrible of a time the Holocaust was. Repetition was used throughout the book consistently, but the read really sees it when Wiesel explains the first night at Auschwitz. All the horrible things he encountered and hatred he saw that first night was shown to the reader in a meaningful. “Never shall I forget” was used seven times, but one of them really stuck out to the reader. Wiesel explains the how “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky” (Wiesel 34).
During World War II Adolf Hitler sentenced the Jews to concentration camps to endure hard labor. Also known as the Holocaust. Wiesel was a survivor of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was full of monsters and dark times. Throughout his book the word night appears nearly every time something bad happens to Wiesel or his family; therefor, the word night can symbolize death or horrific events.
One of the closing lines of Elie Wiesel’s memoir states, “ From the depths of the mirror, a corse gazed back at me” (page 109). This quote highlights the pain and suffereing Elie went through during the Holocaust. The Holocaust left Elie with many painful memories that he had the courage to write about and share in his memoir called Night. This book will always be important to society and humanity as a whole as it brought awarness to the issues and inequalites of the past. The title Night is especially important to the message Elie leaves with the reader.
The carnage that he sees in this place is so gruesome that he states that “...any tongue would have to fail:...man’s vocabulary are not able to comprehend such pain”(4-6) this unearthly scene can only be described as hell. This place in Hell was littered with the bodies of those missing limbs or those with limbs being pierced through. The tournament here was constant, much like pain suffered throughout Hell. This pain equaled the punishment that was due for these sinners. This environment in which these sinners are kept is full of blood, pain and sorrow.
Liesel confessed to Hans that she hated Hitler, leading to a harsh slap in her face, literally and metaphorically, from Hans. This scene was heartbreaking for both Liesel and her father, as shown by the quote “Liesel stood up and also raised her arm. With absolute misery, she repeated it. ‘Heil Hitler.’ It was quite a sight - and eleven-year-old girl, trying not to cry on the church steps, saluting the Führer as the voices over Papa’s shoulder chopped and beat at the dark shape in the background” (Zusak 116, 117). Hans took it upon himself to explain to Liesel that she had to agree with and even glorify Hitler.
(Night, 18). When Elie gets to Auschwitz he realizes how evil the Nazi 's really are. Traumatized Elis sees children being dumped into the crematories and bursting into flames. At Auschwitz, it changes Elie 's mind and has a dramatic effect on him. "How could they burn the children?"
If they looked beyond what was presented they’d see what was really going on! The nazis however will try to do anything to cover it up, to cover all this up, they burnt down Plaszow, they destroyed synagogues, destroyed papers and everything that showed we existed. We were here! My hysterical crying put me to bed each night and the cold brush of death sweeps close and close and each new day
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. Firstly, Moishe the Beadle informs Elie and the townspeople about the horrific things he had experienced and witnessed firsthand.
Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. It just so happens that Elie Wiesel was one of the strongest survivors. So, what was Wiesel trying to prove? Well, he insisted on sharing what he went through and explained the vast loss of faith he suffered from due to the concentration camps. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses characterization, imagery, and tone to show the emotion and detail of his experience in such a tragic event.
Night has revealed to me the immensity of the suffering and ruthlessness that Jews were subjected to on daily basis during the holocaust in an emotional and moving first-hand experience. I choose a train, symbol of oppression, to represent the initial separation from a normal life in which everyone inside the crowded train car received, along with a taste of the pain and suffering that was soon to be forced upon them. I choose this quote to show how shocking mentally and physically the transition phase was from a normal life to that of the oppressed and to emphasize how easily he gave up in the beginning. Despite this, he managed to persevere and overcome the enormous challenges of surviving in a concentration camp.