Night By Elie Wiesel Quote Analysis

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In Night, there are several quotes residing within its covers which are of the utmost significance along with containing utter poignancy. These quotes are not mellifluous and influence the novel in their own idiosyncratic methods. There were moments when the main protagonist reaches a religious nadir, which is concomitant to the loss of hope in his future dreams. The second quote projects a differentiation in Eliezer's opinion of soup, contingent on his previous observations of executions. The last quote containing a deep meaning about the imperious dictator Hitler.
Firstly, the quote of Eliezer's religious and moral nadir. Eliezer says "...Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes..."(Wiesel 34). The horrific, indefatigable moments that Eliezer endures destroyed his beliefs. …show more content…

When a youngling died Eliezer states that "the soup tasted better than ever"(Wiesel 63) moreover when the pipel was hanged, then "the soup tasted of corpses"(Wiesel 65). Wherefore did Eliezer respond differently to the two hangings? If one read further into Night, one would consequently discover that as the people were forced to observe the child, they would notice "his extinguished eyes, the tongue hanging from his gaping mouth"(Wiesel 63). The adolescent was certainly dead, thusly causing Eliezer to be grateful that it was the fate of the child occurring, instead of his own that day. Nevertheless when the pipel is hanged, when they were required to look upon the supposedly deceased body, they noticed "the third rope was still moving... His tongue was still red, his eyes not yet extinguished"(Wiesel 65). The pipel was indeed not deceased, furthermore we can comprehend why he compared the taste of his soup to that of a cadaver. The unremitting horrors of a moribund soul strangling on a noose severely disturbed

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