Strength And Hope In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The Holocaust novel, “Night”, by Elie Wiesel creates the theme of strength and hope and reveals how this event, the Holocaust, shall never be repeated again and the people of the Holocaust shall be remembered for the strength they showed was glorious. “NEVER SHALL I FORGET that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed… that smoke… the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky… those flames that consumed my life forever…”(Wiesel 18). Elie speaks about how this sight of babies being thrown into flames will scar him forever and he will never be able to forget those children. It seems that he speaks in a strongly held voice, in the way that this is …show more content…

He wants to live to let others know about what happened and that they should also remember those people. In the poem, “Holocaust”, by Barbara Sonek, she writes, “This atrocity to mankind can not happen again. Remember us, for we were the children whose dreams and lives were stolen away”(Sonek 13). Earlier in Sonek’s poem, she says that as children, before being brought into the Holocaust, they had dreams and hopes and now they didn’t have either. This poem seems as if it is stating that there was absolutely no hope and because of that the children of the Holocaust had no more dreams. Though, the main idea is that this shall never happen again for this reason. Since the hopes and dreams of the children were taken away, they had to use strength to fight through and because of that their strength shall never be forgotten. In the art analysis image, it shows the crematorium and burning of all of the sacred Jewish items that Jews hold precious to themselves. The burning of the Torah scroll and of a Jewish necklace represents the loss of the lives of Jews and how they were dehumanized(Night: Art

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