Adversity is a condition marked by misfortune; however, every person has at one point experienced difficulty whether benign or extremely severe. A true story, 'Night ' was published in 1960 is a literature work by Elie Wiesel focusing on his encounter with his father between 1944 and 1945. However, the setting occurred at the Nazi German concentration camps situated at Auschwitz and Buchenwald towards the culmination of the Second World War at the height of the Holocaust. Elie convinced that he lived an ordinary life until the German troops within his residence separated him from part of his family. 'Night, ' illustrates endurance and struggles faced by Elie at an early age such as loss of self-identity, self-belonging, loss of innocence, and the gap left in the soul.
In the quote, “the days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls”, the subject of days is compared to nights, indicating the never ending darkness experienced during the Holocaust. He personifies death a countless number of times to describe how it was capable of sneaking up on the prisoners in their sleep and killing them effortlessly. That is why, towards the end of the book, Elie and his father refused to let one another fall asleep, knowing the consequences of doing so. An example of this personification would be “Death…would steal upon a sleeping person, steal into him and devour him bit by bit”. The figurative language lends itself to an emotional appeal, enhancing the reader’s ability to read and comprehend the unfathomable events that
“ Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one,” - Bruce Lee My hook relates to the book Night, a book by Elie Wiesel who is a Holocaust Survivor who had suffered in a concentration camp with his father, because it is saying how you can’t pray for an easy life, you have to be strong enough to live through it.It is about horrors of the Holocaust in first person, and how Wiesel and his father endured it. In Night, Elie and his father’s relationship changes throughout the book because in their home town of Sighet, Elie and his father are distant but they become much closer when they get deported. By the end of the book, they are drifting apart because Elie’s selfishness takes a hold of him. In the beginning, in Sighet before they are deported, Elie and his father are very distant until they are deported. When Elie talks about how him and his father were not very close and he was more involved in business than his family, he states,”He rarely displays his feelings, not even with his family, and was more involved with the welfare of others than his own kin,”( Wiesel 4).
The presence of the Holocaust, during World War II occurred to have a major impact on millions of lives. In the novel night, written by Elie Wiesel, he shares the story about his personal attempt of fighting against faith, because of the circumstances that he was forced into, during the Holocaust.This essay will argue that, Elie Wiesel is an important character in this novel, due to the fact that he had a promising faith in the beginning, which he soon started questioning, causing Wiesel to lose complete trust in God. However, this leads to his choice of sharing his experiences, by also being the narrator of the novel Night. Elie Wiesel is a significant character who must be acknowledged. In the beginning of the novel, Wiesel featured as a dedicated young jewish boy—filled with a promising faith.
“Acquainted with the Night” Robert Frost’s poem, “Acquainted with the Night” describes how the narrator is living in depression causing him to isolate himself emotionally and physically from the areas around him. The speaker takes advantage of the nights each day, using those hours of the day to be out alone with no interactions in this community. The reader can infer that there is something different about the speaker compared to most people. Robert Frost wrote the poem in an vital way showing that no one’s life will ever be the perfect life. The speaker has now hit the point of life which will be the hardest for him.
The novel Night gives the perspective of the Holocaust through a young man 's eyes. Elie an observant twelve-year-old, the only son of Shlomo and Sarah Wiesel, leads readers deep into the undeniable torture that he and his father endured. Throughout the novel, Elie 's father remained engulfed with the delusion that the abuse his people had endured was all for the greater good. After being seperated from his mother and sister 's for some time. Elie began to wonder where they
Night symbolizes all things dark, the suffering endured, and death. Elie is quoted saying, “The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls." Bad things happened during the night: Mrs. Schächter’s nightmares, Elie seeing the smoke on his first night in the camp, the night the soup tasted like corpses, the death march, and the death of Elie’s father. One of the most powerful uses of symbolism was with the hanging of the child. With that young boy died the last bit of faith and innocence left in Elie.
My final example of my theme in my book is in chapter 31. In chapter 31, Arthur Radley is still struggling with his fear of society so Scout decides to let him see Jem. After his odd time with Jem, he wishes to be taken home, so Scout shows kindness and walks him home, hand in hand. Similar to the time period this story takes place in, there are many dark things going on in the world in all parts. People are being murdered, hurt, and raped, and yet kindness is the light that shines through those dark times with the help of many people.
While in the concentration camps, most abandoned all of their ethics involving family, but Wiesel stayed with his father whenever he possibly could. Wiesel loved and cared deeply for his father and furthermore, as the Holocaust began to affect their lives, he felt responsible for his father, but ultimately, as his humanity was further tested, Wiesel also felt burdened by him. It was extremely evident that Wiesel cared about and loved dearly for his father because he made it evident in his actions. In Spring of 1944, World War II continued to rage near Sighet, Transylvania where Wiesel and his family resided in a small Jewish community. Since emigration certificates to Palestine could still be bought at that time, Wiesel asked his father “to sell everything, to liquidate everything, and to leave”
“I realized that he did not want to see what they were going to do to me. He did not want to see the burning of his only son”(42). When Eliezer arrives at Auschwitz, the separation of his family puts an emotional toll on his father since he realizes that only him and Eliezer are still alive. This will be a catalyst to their relationship becoming stronger as they endure more together. Elie Wiesel, the author of the novel Night writes his own personal accounts of experiencing the Holocaust through the character Eliezer.