Symbolism In The Book Night

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Why is the book called “Night”? “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed.”(p. 34) Never shall I forget that smoke.(p. 34) That night, the soup tasted of corpses. (p. 65) Night is used as metaphor for darkness and death in the book “Night”. The first quote tells us that the experience was so bad in the camp that he can’t forget it. Because he can’t forget what has happened he has become a shadow for his life that makes him remember the terrible experience, which sealed his life. His life is sealed, because of the bad experiences that he had gone through. The second quote shows us that the night is terrible, because the smoke is from the war and from the burned bodies of people, children and babies. That smoke has become a package of …show more content…

Ms Schacheter’s: “Jews, look! Look at the fire! Look at the flames!”() “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I was transformed into smoke under a silent sky.”(p. 34) “The student of Talmud had been consumed by the flames.” Fire is used as a symbol of death in the book “”Night”. The fire symbolizes death in the book “Night”, because it has burned the bodies of lot of Jews. In the first quote Ms Schacheter’s warns the Jew in the train, when they are burned at that moment. The night has become the nigh when the Jews burned bodies made the fire symbol of death in the book “Night”. The second and the third quote show us that the flames have transformed the bodies of children and students of Talmud and also other Jews into a smoke from their burning bodies. What does the book have to say about identity? “The yellow star?” “Hungarian police take them from their homes” Jews are taken from their homes and treated not like humans. In that moment the Jews became slaves and they lost their identity. They wear yellow stars and they are forbidden to posses of anything and lost their freedom

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