Perspective Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Most commonly known for writing the award winning book Night, Elie Wiesel was a Jewish writer, professor, political activist, and Holocaust survivor. Night is about Wiesel's time in Auschwitz and Burgenbelsen, his struggle to survive and to retain his belief in God. Wiesel first went to Auschwitz in 1944, was liberated in 1945, but he didn’t start writing Night until 1959. This time gap between his release and his writing, which allowed Wiesel to gain perspective, gives Night the introspective tone that makes the story of Wiesel’s time in concentration camps so captivating.
Perspective is subjective. Depending on the person, time, and venue every view of a situation is different. Some people tend to stick to one perspective, never daring to try and see things from another point of view. They can’t see past their nose, so to speak. Others change their perspective often. Sometimes a person's outlook relies on how that person is feeling in the moment. Their perspective can be skewed one way or another if they are sad, angry, or excited. Perspective can also change with time. The passage of time allows for one to gain, among other things; …show more content…

He went through a major trauma and needed time to deal with and recover from that. Anyone who went through something like that would have a skewed perspective because the person is recovering from that trauma. It can take a person years to finally heal after the sort of deeply disturbing experience that Wiesel went through. Not only did he have to recover from that trauma, but he had to go through the process of grieving. He lost family, friends, and his fellow people. Every hope and dream that he had was torched. Wiesel even went so far as to say “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes,” (34). Wiesel needed the time to heal from the wounds he had obtained from the holocaust before he could properly write about his

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