The Concepts Of Night In Night By Elie Wiesel's Night

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Our world revolves around the concepts of; night, day, light and dark. In the day, we have light, and movement, and sun. We have news and chatter and the hustle and bustle of liveliness. Night brings forth more quiet but also a plethora of noise. It brings rest and darkness and cold and it can be filled with stronger emotions. Night is when all our demons come out to play. I spent all of Friday, from day and light till night and darkness reading the novel Night By Elie Wiesel. Reading this book at night was a challenge, because sometimes it felt as if the room was full of ghosts, all peeking over my shoulder and reading along side me. I’m not an overly superstitious person but several times while I was reading I had to set the book down and process, shivering all the while. My insides were freezing cold. But night is a core concept of this novel and is used to symbolize death, despair, and Wiesel 's loss of faith in God and humanity. It 's also when core parts of the story happen; like when they all first arrived in Auschwitz, it was inky black and Wiesel spent all night outside in the cold with his father, watching as ash plumed out of the smokestacks, the aroma of death wafting around them. There were nights where he could taste death in the food, and powerful imagery like this always took place in the evening. Wiesel himself states, "The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls" (7.22). Another central theme and
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