Night Archetypes In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, he encounters countless losses during the Holocaust leading to unhealable wounds. Wiesel states, “[His] eyes had opened and [he] was alone, terribly alone in a world without God, without man” (Wiesel 68), as many tragic events occurred. Wiesel lost his faith in God, leaving him feeling lonely without His presence. This created a wound as he no longer has religious beliefs. Wiesel states, “Since [his] father’s death, nothing mattered to [him] anymore” (Wiesel 113).
Will Human Rights ever be achieved? Will society forever go on, day to day, knowingly contributing to the violation of people’s inalienable rights? Human rights are something that many activists have tried to achieve til this day but failed. The book Night by Elie Wiesel is a detailed memoir, of the tragedy he and many other endured during the Holocaust. In the book, Night, Mr. Wiesel and family were Jewish, during the holocaust they were taken from their home and transferred to several concentration camps.
In the novel Night, the word night ironically is a motif, appearing again and again throughout the novel. One of its many appearances occurs near the beginning of the novel when Elie and his family are going to move into a smaller ghetto. “It was to be the last night spent in our house.” It next appears on the train when they hear that Aushwitz will be their last destination and that conditions were good. “Suddenly we felt free of the previous nights’ terror.” Another appearance I will share happens when Buna is being evacuated and they must march to a new camp. “It seemed as though an even darker night was waiting for us on the other side.” In this novel the seemingly simple word night holds many meanings.
Night and Manzanar Essay Adversity; difficulties and misfortune one might have. Adversity is apart of everyone’s daily lives, it is something that cannot truly be prevented. Two characters from two seperate books, Night by Elie Wiesel and Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki, had many difficulties and obstacles in their way, but they survived. The book Night, by Elie Wiesel is about a young boy named Elie separated from his family during the Holocaust. Elie experienced the most dramatic and horrifying events from beatings, murders, hangings, and cremations as a young boy.
Throughout this novella, the denied ability to have an exclusive title other than just a number, the critical circumstances of the feared concentration camp Auschwitz, and the disability to obtain a soul, all contribute to Elie’s incredulity towards his faith. Family titles and names are a prodigious gift from God. To acquire a name means that there is an importance for the individual’s life. Without names, an individual has no meaning and no worth. The SS men have replaced their captives original names for irrelevant numbers as shown in the following quote, “I became A-7713.
Night is the time when the SS came for the Jews, and when they were evacuated to concentration camps. In this perspective night was a time to be feared, since it was dark you couldn’t see anything. However night was also a time where the Jews could cry and let down their guard because no one could see them. In this perspective night was a time of relaxation and comfort. A twisted double-edged sword.
Loren Eiseley explores the theme of the journey of dark descent in collection of essays called The Night Country, particularly in his essay titled “The Places Below.” Along with this comes the imagery of darkness, of “the night country,” which gives the volume its title and unifying theme. The “night country” into which people descend is described as a series of dark caves, tunnels, labyrinths, tombs, basements, and hidden passages by Eiseley. Per Eiseley, we will be drawn to the darkness because: You will be drawn to it by cords of fear and of longing. You will imagine that you are tired of the sunlight; the waters that unnerve you will tug in the ancient recesses of your mind; the midnight will seem restful – you will end by going down (Eiseley, 15)
I had no bed. I must have perished with cold, but that, the coldest nights, I used to steal a bag which was used for carrying corn to the mill. I would crawl into this bag, and there sleep on the cold, damp, clay floor, with my head in and feet out. My feet have been so cracked with frost, that the pen with which I am writing might be laid in the gashes” (16). Douglass’ description of slave housing was correct.
The village amidst a dark wilderness only the noticeable lights have been depicted rest are dark, even the church which seems as unwelcoming. However, the stars are not enough to light up the entire sky, and between the viewer, the town, and the stars, there are vast fields of dark blue, a constant reminder of the depression and fear felt throughout the artist 's life. Despite the best efforts of the stars above and the town below, the darkness still is not completely overcome. The light in the painting doesnot have enough brightness, it 's dim, also depict the state of mind which is depression, he endured in the asylum. Vincent Van
The valley of ashes is the town for the poor. It shows large differences between the classes because it is very dirty and grey. With the sun never shinning there this is clearly a place that higher classes would not expect to live in ever. In the Great Gatsby, Gatsby says “This is a valley of ashes--a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and
The Jews in Kamionka were restricted from traveling or trading with anybody outside the city, but despite that, Blaichman constantly left the city, refusing to wear the armbands that the Jews were issued and not having the necessary permits to trade with nearby settlements for the commodities that they were denied in Kamionka, like honey, sugar, chicken, grains, tobacco, and many more farm items. Blaichman had been told by the Jewish council of his city that they would be relocated to the Lubartow ghetto, which made him slip out of Kamionka and hide with a gentile farmer, where he hid there until he received news that instead of the Lubartow ghetto, they were instead deported to an unknown location. He then sought out a group of Jews that he heard was hiding in the surrounding forests, and after two days, he stumbled upon a forest encampment of bunkers and was astonished at the state of their preparedness. They were without weapons or a proper defense unit, and Blaichman incited them to prepare more accordingly, and then during December of 1942, the group acquired weapons from a local Polish farmer. Blaichman, now with a properly armed group, combined with Mieczyslaw Gruber’s group, freshly escaped from Gleiwitz, and formed a formidable group that consisted of Polish army veterans who knew how to use explosives and landmines.
There were multiple accounts of dehumanization of the Jews in Night by Elie Wiesel, and the vast majority of it came from the Nazis. The most basic of human rights were deprived of the Jewish people throughout all of Night. Jews in the book were not being treated humanely at all; the Nazis treated the Jews like they were animals. For example, in Night it was mentioned that the Jews were given tattoos to identify them, which is just how a farmer would treat cattle. The Jews also has little to no rights what so ever while being in captivity by the Nazis.