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.
In Night there are a lot of different traits of the dystopian society Elie Wiesel was in. During the reign of Adolf Hitler, Elie was taken out of his home to be put into a Concentration Camp. In the camp Elie was dehumanized, whipped, tortured, put into gas chambers, and other things. On top of that he was almost killed several (and I mean SEVERAL) times. At the beginning of the war he lost his mom and his sisters.
In 1944 Wiesel and the rest of the Jews in Sighet are sent to Auschwitz the infamous Nazi death camp. Wiesel describes his time in Auschwitz by using nightmarish, gruesome, and horrific imagery. All this, in turn, helps make a personal connection with the reader. Elie Wiesel describes his unorthodox arrival at Auschwitz by using nightmarish
The narrator explores much of the protagonist’s life. Although, he emphasizes Pilgrim’s war experiences and the negative impacts they imposed on him that followed him to his death. The conflict begins when Billy and the other soldiers are taken as prisoners of war and forced to live in a slaughterhouse in Dresden. During this period, the city is burned down by an unseen firebomb attack. Billy escapes this momentous occasion by hiding out in a locker, scared.
The Holocaust was the wide scale murder and extermination of Jews during the Nazi Regime. The Holocaust was undoubtedly a world-changing reality of World War II. Approximately six million Jews died during the Holocaust. Jews were placed in concentration (extermination) camps and forced to work until their subsequent, often inevitable, death. One of the most notable Nazi concentration camps was Auschwitz, which is also the setting for much of Elie Wiesel’s Night.
In Night, Elie Wiesel uses details to portray his resilience through the hardships of the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, Wiesel has a religious dilemma in which he begins to have doubts on whether God is there in the deathly stressful struggles of the Holocaust. During his first night in Auschwitz, Wiesel sees the “flames that consumed my faith”(34). Wiesel has experienced and witnessed numerous horrors already on the first day, like the immeasurable amount of people that have been thrown into the crematorium. Towards the end of their time at Buchenwald, Wiesel’s father dies one night and is carried away.
Elie Wiesel, author and victim of the Holocaust wrote the novel Night which portrays his experiences in the Holocaust. During the Holocaust the Nazis dehumanized many groups of people, but primarily the Jewish people. Elie writes about his personal journey through the Holocaust, and how he narrowly escaped death. In Elie’s novel he also provides detailed descriptions of what the victims of the Holocaust had to suffer through, and the different ways the Nazis made them feel like nothing more than animals that are meant to be used for work and slaughtered. One of the first things that Elie and the other Jewish people from his village have to suffer through is riding in a cramped cattle car, as if they were animals.
In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when the ss officers were transporting all the prisoners from buna to another camp and whenever somebody couldn’t keep running the ss officers shoot them. “They had orders to shoot anyone who couldn’t sustain the peace”(Wiesel 85). The ss officers cruelty to the prisoners led them to give up, they stopped trying. If someone stopped and the officers didn’t noticed, he would probably die under the feet of all the people behind them. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed.
The Nazis used many methods to execute this mass genocide such as gas chambers, concentration camps, and even starvation. An emphasis must be placed on the importance of remembering this terrible time in history to remember the brave Jews that faced this terrible persecution and to help prevent another genocide from occurring in the future. The program recognized three survivors of the Holocaust, who were present. Two former