So many events take place during the night that Elie could not keep up on what happens all at once. For instance, when all the Jews are ordered to be sent to the camps, it all happens in the matter of a horrid night. Another example is when Elie and other Jews march through long, cold nights. Once winter arrived, “The days became short and the nights almost unbearable” (77). During these days, Elie and his father are situated in intolerable conditions.
He would not go out of his way to help his fellow prisoners anymore. Even while watching his father get battered Elie thought to himself, “I kept quiet. In fact I was thinking of how to get farther away so that I would not be hit myself. This is what concentration camp life had made of me”(Wiesel 63). The Nazis physically beat the lives out of the Jews.
I’m not an overly superstitious person but several times while I was reading I had to set the book down and process, shivering all the while. My insides were freezing cold. But night is a core concept of this novel and is used to symbolize death, despair, and Wiesel 's loss of faith in God and humanity. It 's also when core parts of the story happen; like when they all first arrived in Auschwitz, it was inky black and Wiesel spent all night outside in the cold with his father, watching as ash plumed out of the smokestacks, the aroma of death wafting around them. There were nights where he could taste death in the food, and powerful imagery like this always took place in the evening.
The Holocaust is one of the if not the most cruel punishment for a single race in recorded human history. No one can truly understand the hardships that a man or woman had to go through to survive it. Society is continuously pretending to understand the pain that people similar to Eliezer had to go through. It is impossible to understand the horror of the Holocaust but in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel through the change of language it makes it a bit more realistic the effect the Holocaust has on a person. The form of medium Elie Wiesel uses helps the reader understand through a bias the day to day Eliezer had to suffer through.
Certain fears prevent others from causing a certain action in life, avoiding to be next to something or someone, or fear can get to a point to make someone remain silent. Meanwhile, silence is something that many people don’t consider that important. Maybe silence may not be a big deal. But in reality, silence is something that can mean a lot and can affect others in many ways over time. During the Holocaust, many of the Jews have noticed that they have changed over time.
He doesn’t accept many things such are phonies and people not being like Allie, and these make him feel the way he does. Due to the fact Holden cannot make connections with people as they are not like Allie and as Holden thinks are phonies he is not able of having friends, what leads into him being lonely. When he started to face events that made him feel upset, for example being beaten up by Stradlader, he had nobody to talk to. “It was even depressing out in the street. You couldn’t even bear any cars any more.
He rebels against God’s notion of grace and protection of the Jewish people, for neither of these ideals are apparent in the live he seems to have been cursed to live. Although it is not outwardly stated, it can be assumed that Elie was not the only Jew to eat during this particular Yom Kippur; whether their actions were due to practicality or anger will remain unknown. Other Jews hold on to their last pieces of hope. Even when surrounded by death, they praise God’s name and fast in His honor. But even the most religious of Jews are not immune to the world around them.
The last night at home, the last night in the ghetto, the last night in the cattle car, and, now, the last night night in Buna. How much longer would our lives be lived from one ‘last night’ to the next?” (Wiesel 83). For Elie, ‘night’ was one very important word during his experiences. Memoirist Elie Wiesel, narrated the journey from Sighet to his personal experiences and observations of the Holocaust in his autobiography Night. Throughout the novel, Elie refers to night as an endless misery, where a majority of the intense atrocious events of the story occurred at night.
Marc Pillai Ms Mason ENG3U Friday 6 June 2016 Night Elie Wiesel The novel Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is a World War II story that talks about the detrimental experience in the concentration camps. The protagonist, Elie Wiesel is taken to Auschwitz, one of the most frightening concentration camps held by the Germans. As a result of the separation between males and females Elie is left with only his father. The relationship between both Elie and Chlomo are kept together in faith throughout the novel. However the challenges he faces in the camp causes a rift between the two when his faith is tested.
(Gerund, provides evidence on how hard it was -ing) “The look in his eyes as they stared into mine, has never left mine” (Wiesel, 119) Going to a concentration camp being poor can truly be challenging. Beneath the poor man he was telling them information because being down in the dirt traveled on many times people don’t look at him with respect. (Prepositional phrase) But, of course, the people didn 't listen because he was poor. Of the stressfulness and miserable images they had in their head they were way too scared to only image what was next. (Infinitive, starts the sentence “of”) He closed his eyes as though to escape time” (Wiesel, 17).