Authors often use cruel and inhumane acts to develop a theme as well as to appeal to the readers emotions. Elie Wiesel uses cruelty in his memoir Night to emphasize the barbaric treatment towards the victims of the holocaust; in addition to, how cruelty develops his character throughout the story. For one thing at the beginning of the novel Elie is extremely religious, but after he arrives in the concentration camp he starts losing his faith. For example, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name?
Elie Wiesel is not only a talented author but a survivor of the holocaust who documented his horrific experiences in his memoir “Night”. In the beginning of the book Elie Wiesel was one of the most religious people in his town of Saghet who had a dream of living a monastic life. However, as a result of the harrowing injustices he endured he continuously lost faith in his religion. Within the book the reader is reminded again and again that when extreme adversity is experienced, faith is often lost. Night first documents loss of faith due to tragic experiences when Elie thinks, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me.
Elie Wiesel has written his story from personal experience. The book Night gives you an inside image of the horrors and hopelessness in Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps of World War II. Wiesel tells how his childhood turns around within a few years of being a man in the concentration camps. From my perspective this book is not only a warning sign for our future generations, it’s a well descriptive novel and a good story to read, it gives a great Intel and goes into great depth about that time in history. Also one of the only books that has showed me one’s voice has a very huge impact than a listing of statistics.
The killings and oppression of the “inferior” people was tragic, and most people find it unspeakable to talk of or write about. Unspeakable meaning that it’s so much and so terrible, it 's hard to say. Most writers use different techniques to express these events of The Holocaust such as symbols, repetition, and admitting that words cannot tell the horror of what occured. Using symbolism and imagery is shown as an effective way to tell the trepidation left by the holocaust’s horrifying events. Elie Wiesel does this very well in his book Night.
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. For instance, the author uses grim diction and ellipsis to show suspense and to portray the horrific actions that occurred. Elie Wiesel was able to use ellipses and specific diction to display the time in which he got beaten 25 times for meddling in Idek’s affair with a Polish girl.
Wiesel uses characterization of himself when he was a young boy and when he was a teenager in the concentration camps by explaining how much he loved his religion and how much more he wanted to learn about it and then by explaining how it regressed the longer he was in the concentration camps. When Elie Wiesel was 13 he believed in God more than anything else. He prayed every single day. One time Moishe the Beadle watched Elie pray
It’s difficult to imagine the way humans brutally humiliate other humans based on their faith, looks, or mentality but somehow it happens. On the novel “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he gives the reader a tour of World War Two through his own eyes , from the start of the ghettos all the way through the liberation of the prisoners of the concentration camps. This book has several themes that develop throughout its pages. There are three themes that outstand from all the rest, these themes are brutality, humiliation, and faith. They’re the three that give sense to the reading.
Because of Elie’s young age, Moishe is exactly the type of individual he needs in his life. He is unable to find a master who would “guide him in the studies of Kabbalah”(Wiesel, 4) because of his young age. Moishe, however, with his kindness and knowledge of the Kabbalah is willing to teach Elie and influences him in a positive way. Furthermore, Elie needed someone who would be willing to explain things to him, and Moishe, being so lonely, was happy to help Elie in his journey to find explanations for some of life’s biggest
Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” explores the theme of how trauma affects one’s future life and actions, especially in the character Perry Smith, whose childhood was characterized by neglect and uncertainty, leading him to commit serious crimes. Similarly, in “Poisonwood Bible,” Barbara Kingsolver expresses the same theme in the character Nathan Price, whose experiences in the war, when paired with a deep religious belief, led him to justify the abuse of his family with the words of God. Both Perry and Nathan’s experiences shape their actions throughout most of their adult life, though Nathan’s trauma does occur significantly later in life, after he had already established a plan for his future. In his past, Perry’s neglectful mother and unreliable father caused him to grow up with a sense of uncertainty, moving around through orphanages and Salvation Army homes, only occasionally living with either of his parents. Early on, he had very little moral direction, with “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show [him] right from wrong” (Capote 275).
While this subject is very upsetting to hear- proven by my tears- it will guarantee something like the Holocaust will never happen again. As my history teacher always says, history is only relevant to us when it’s personal. Seeing how much Elie was affected by spending one night in a camp has made the Holocaust even more real and personal to me. I finally see how much of a real nightmare it was, and I can only hope this will never happen again for the rest of