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 heart was about to burst. There I was face-to-face with the Angel of Death” (34). This expresses how Wiesel was afraid and scared each night but near the end he is not. Wiesel thought about taking the easy way out by throwing himself onto the barbed fence. During his book on page 84 he compares the snow to carpet and falls asleep in the snow.
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he uses repetition and rhetorical questions to show the reader how horrible of a time the Holocaust was. Repetition was used throughout the book consistently, but the read really sees it when Wiesel explains the first night at Auschwitz. All the horrible things he encountered and hatred he saw that first night was shown to the reader in a meaningful. “Never shall I forget” was used seven times, but one of them really stuck out to the reader. Wiesel explains the how “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky” (Wiesel 34).
The title of his poem is “Acquainted with the night” and typically the word acquainted doesn’t instill fear. In fact, the definition of acquainted is to be aware of or familiar with. The title of the poem sets a detached and unemotional tone instead of immediately opposing the night. He recalls depressing events that would usually bring bitterness and despair against the night he walks around in, but instead evokes
“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.
Frost’s monotonous stanzas, as seen when he begins half of his lines with “I have” followed by a verb, produce an inherent feeling of boring routine. Whereas Dickinson’s poem stimulates hope, Frost’s poem causes all hope to cease by painting images of “the furthest city light” and “the saddest city lane.” His character’s progression through the night is that of regularity. Frost re-enforces this monotonous routine with a methodical rhyme scheme—aba bcb dcd dad aa—ending with the words, “I have been one acquainted with the night” signifying defeat. This submission leads to envelopment by darkness which shows that instead of adapting to make the darkness hopeful, surrendering causes the darkness to
Some tasks are purely psychological like visiting graves at night, watching horror movie sall day, listening to certain types of music that is sent by the administrator, standing atop tall buildings and isolating oneself by not speaking to people for days together. The last task is simple. On a date set by the administrator, the victim just has to jump off a building, hang or any other means to end his or her life.Cuts, burns, asphyxiation, the list of ways by which adolescents are willing to self-harm and even die in the name of a challenge is bewildering and it makes sense to step back from the hysteria and hearsay and try to understand the psychological dynamics of a teen mind and peer pressure. Now for many the proverbial elephant in the room has transformed into a Blue Whale and the
His book Night is a haunting tale about the horrors Jewish people experienced during World War II. This book explains the perils of indifference by telling us about how much the Jews suffered and the fact that no one felt the need to act upon these abhorrent actions by the Nazis immediately. This marks the point where I will begin talking about Elie Wiesel’s book Night and how it drives
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)
If it’s based on in the day people expect things that aren’t dark, but if it’s during the night you will be expecting something dark and ominous. In Edgar Allan Poe’s story there is a line that says, “And did this for seven long nights--- every night just at midnight--- but I found the eye always closed--”. (On page 538;2) This reveals on how Poe used the knowledge of not knowing someone, being the murderer, was watching the old man every night for the past seven nights straight while the old man slept in his bed. On another line on page page ___;1, Poe wrote “And now a the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of the old house, so strange a noise as this excited me to uncontrollable terror.” Meaning that after the murderer had shne out the light from the lantern and onto the old man 's eye, it was quiet in the house yet the could hear the old man’s heart beating in his ears. Revealing how insane the was.
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.
Although Elie doesn 't know it yet, this luxurious life that he is living came to an end the minute the Gestapo officers entered the Hungarian borders. His trip to Auschwitz is inhumane and torturous, however, it is nothing in comparison to what he witnesses in the camp. In the novel Night, written by Elie Wiesel, an average life is transformed into a nightmare that never ends.
For example when he saw the little boy get hanged after being used as a sexual slave, or even when they had to eat snow with bread to fill their stomachs up. From him looking in the mirror he learns that he isn 't the same boy in Sighet, Transylvania, who had enough food to eat, a good place to lay his head at night, and a boy who had family. 4. Write your response to the book.. Night by Elie Wiesel was a interesting book. What I liked about this book was the fact that he actually wrote about how the nazi first came into their town acting like they cared about the jews then slowly, they moved from the ghetto to the camp.
“Women to the left and men the right” women and children were often sent straight to the gas chambers as they arrived at Auschwitz . This was the last time Wiesel saw his mother and little sister forever (Page 22). Night is used throughout Wiesel’s memoir to symbolize death and the darkness of humanity. By itself it comes up various amount of times. Eliezer says, “The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our soles” (page 73).