Night By Elie Wiesel Literary Analysis

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The memoir Night written by Holocaust survivor Eliezer Wiesel is a recollection of the Holocaust. In the memoir Eliezer describes his experience during the height of the Holocaust near the end of the second World War. A time of concentration camps and prejudice on Jews from the Germans/Nazis. In Eliezer’s memoir he uses literary devices to help bring his experience to life for the audience. Using similes, metaphors, irony, symbolism, imagery, and so much more. He gives the audience an experience like no other. Literary devices help show how the Jews of Sighet are in denial of the Nazis threat. The author uses irony, metaphors, and similes to help give the audience something to relate too, what the Jews of Sighet are going through. To help…show more content…
The author does this by showing the reader how the prisoners will not accept what they are given. That they will fight till the end, even when all odds are stacked against them to die. For example on page 76, “Father get up from here! Immediately! You're killing yourself…” This is an example of imagery. This is because the way Elie is yelling at his father can in a sense be heard by the audience as shown by the exclamation marks. The quote shows how Elie made a choice to save his father and not accept that his father was to die. Another example is on page 83, “ We thought only of that. Not of revenge, not of our families. Nothing but bread...there was still no one who thought of revenge.” This is an example of irony. This is because the reader would believe the first thought the Jews would have would be revenge for the loved ones they lost, but however bread was there first thought and concern. The quote shows how the prisoners choose to not give the Nazis any more power. To not let the Nazis feel the satisfaction that they had gotten to the Jews. The prisoners would not accept the thought of revenge. The prisoners only desire was to eat and feel as though they once did. The prisoners choose to live and fight till the end, shown by the literary

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