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
Night is an incredible first person account of the horrors that Elie Wiesel went through as a teenager in the Holocaust. Wiesel has spoken about his experiences through writing, but also through speeches around the world. In 1986 he gave a speech after receiving the Nobel Prize. In the speech he said “Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices.” This gives insight as to why he wrote the book Night.
The memoir Night captures the horrors of Elie Wiesel, a Jewish Holocaust survivor. In this beautifully crafted, riveting, and unforgettable book, the true meaning behind inhumanity becomes clear as Elie and his father are in a extremely cruel journey. The book depicts how awful conditions were and how they had to adapt to their environment to even have the slightest chance of survival. In the WWII era (1941-1945) times were difficult and most places involved with WWII were put in a state of economic depression, even more so in certain parts close to axis powers.
Imagine showing up to church, nothing different from every other time you arrive. However, this time when you show up, you notice flames and pure destruction. Today, this scenario seems make-believe, however this was not the case in Sighet, Transylvania in 1941. According to Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, once the German soldiers arrived in Sighet, many norms were altered, such as their laws and attires. Eli Wiesel uses night as a motif in the memoir Night in order to convey an underlying message about the increase of darkness, possibilities of death and lack of humanity once non-authoritarian members arrive.
In the book Night the author uses repetition to create a tone in the passage, and that tone the author is trying to create is sadness. Elie shows sadness/disbelief in the book when he realizes that he might lose his life in the concentration camp. In the book we realize the author is using a phrase over and over again(repetition)to show a tone in the book, and the phrase he uses to show the tone is “Never shall I forget”. He uses the phrase and thinks back to things he would never forget because he realizes he might die in the concentration camps and this starts to create the tone of sadness. On page 34 it said “I thought: This is what the antechamber of hell must look like.
In this passage of Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night, the prisoners of the camp are forced to watch the death of a young boy, who is being hanged for having worked against the Nazi's. As the pipel hung from the noose, Elizer was forced to ponder the question "Where is God?" The despairing tone is revealed through each sentence of this passage, however Elizer's answer is what truly fortifies the hopeless tone- " Here he is- He is hanging here on the gallows.
Strength of Love Scared and afraid wanting to die, but the only thing keeping you from giving up and dying is the love of your family. In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie is just a normal 15- year-old boy when him and his family are taken to Birkenau a concentration camp in Poland. When Elie and his family were taken to Birkenau Elie and his dad is separated from his mom and his sisters never to see them again. After Elie and his dad are separated from the girls Elie and his father find it very difficult to survive in the camp, they just want to give up and die but the their love for each other kept them going. In Night the author uses imagery to help convey the message of family bonds.
The memoir and autobiography, "Night" is a book about the holocaust through the eyes of Elie Wiesel who was able to surrvive it all. By the use of different writing strategies such as mood he was able to develop a central idea of the loss of dignity. In the beginning of the book when all the Jews were taken to the concentration camps Elie Wiesel sets a mood of emptiness by describing how all the Jews became equal. He says, "Our clothes were to be thrown on the floor at the back of the barrack.
To begin, our interactions define us when we believe in a religion because it is what we have hope and faith in. In the excerpt “Night” by Elie Wiesel, Elie is in a concentration camp where he begins to lose his faith in God because he has seen things that he wished he had not. The texts says, “Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever ”(Wiesel 37). What this quote shows is throughout the time when Elie was at the concentration camp he saw the way people were being burned alive and thrown into the flames. This shows interactions by how the Jews were treated in a negative way.
Learning to adapt is helping millions of people throughout history. In periods of history, the people that do not adapt die. Night is written by Elie Wiesel and is about Jewish people going through the Holocaust. Particularly, the book focuses on Elie Wiesel. The camps that the Jewish go to are not meant for them to come out alive.
Francisco Cid Ms. Steinmeier ENG 1214.5 March 4, 2014 No Longer Human Elie Wiesel was only a teenager when he was taken from his home in 1944 to eventually end up at Auschwitz concentration camp. Night is the terrifying story of the memories of the death of his family, his innocence, his faith, and even hope. Ultimately, the Nazis were able to take away his very humanity.
Throughout the memoir, Elie Wiesel is faced with multiple gory sites that test his faith. A major one was the hanging of the young boy, the pipel. Not only did that event affect Elie, but it affected the whole concentration camp. The Nazi’s intended for it to be a threat or warning to the prisoners; however, the prisoners felt as though the perpetrators crossed the line with the hanging. Although they did kill thousands of people on the daily basis, the hanging of the child was seen to be the cruelest of cruel acts just to prove a point.
Daniel Haugen Mr. Dayton Ninth Lit/Comp 19 October 2014 Starvation in Concentration Camps Eliezer Wiesel’s Night is a memoir about his own personal tragic experience with the Holocaust Concentration Camps. While there Eliezer’s entire life turns upside down as he is exposed to the worst forms of torture that anyone should be involved with. Night greatly demonstrates the evils that were bestowed upon the Jewish community and the other groups thought by Hitler to be intolerable. The Concentration Camps caused the Jewish people to be deprived of the proper nutrition leaving them not only physically scarred, but psychologically as well.
Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir of his first hand experience in the Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel creates a fictional character named Eliezer, the protagonist, to portray himself. At the young age of fifteen Eliezer was forced to endure stress, fear, and inhumane treatment for being born into the opposing minority group. Eliezer struggled to maintain his Jewish faith and persevere through the hardships that were forced upon him. The mistreatment of the Jews by the Germans caused Eliezer, as well as the author, to reconsider his identity and question his own standard of humanity.
Night Elie Wiesel’s story of his experience in the holocaust. The author is Elie Wiesel, his story takes place in the concentration camp, a theme word from this story is strength. In night, Elie Wiesel demonstrates everyone has the strength to push through trying situations even though they might not think it’s there through the separation of his family, seeing his dad struggle, and his injured foot. Elie Wiesel showed a lot of strength when his family was separated. “Men to the left!, women to the right!
When Elie Wiesel was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp in April 1945, he decided to wait for ten years before writing his memoirs of the Holocaust. Night is the story of Elie Wiesel surviving Nazi concentration camps as a teenager. The original Yiddish publication of Night was 900 pages and titled And the World Remained Silent. Despite low sales originally, Night has now been translated into thirty languages and has become a classic. In the book Night, the character that contradicts Elie’s resilient attitude is his father when he loses the motivation to survive while Elie has the motivation to survive, the lesson to be learned through these two characters would be the importance of family.