The Experiences Of Survival In Eliezer Wiesel's Novel Night

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Survival By definition, survival is the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances. Eliezer Wiesel survived the most unbearable torture when he was imprisoned in a concentration camp because he was a Jew.The experience caused him to become someone who he never thought he was capable of becoming. He describes his experiences in detail in his novel “Night”. The novel shows us survival at its highest peak and most people would describe it as brutal or even inhuman. Surviving is not only about getting through something challenging, but it is also about having to live with the memory of it. “For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” That statement was made by the one and only Eliezer Wiesel from his book “Night”. He basically said that it is wrong to forget about the people who have died and that future generations shouldn’t be stripped of the past in which he has to live on to remember for the rest of his life. Elie Wiesel has survived the most tragic time in history, and he was granted the chance to share his experience with the…show more content…
His father became weak, and Eliezer began to feel like his father was a burden that bounded his own chances of surviving. Eliezer didn’t stay with his father when he was dying and calling out his name, and after an hour of painful listening, Eliezer had gone to bed. Do you think he ever imagined that he would ever have to do that? No, but he did it for his own sake. Eliezer went on to regret some decisions that he made, but if he hadn’t done what he did would he still be
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