Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is an autobiography about his time in Auschwitz during the end of World War II. Wiesel reflects on his loss, faith, and hope as he takes the reader with him through his journey during World War II. The Jewish community in the town of Sighet, Transylvania was were Elie and his family lived peacefully for most of the war. In 1944, the Jews here had yet to be affected by the war, and they had no fear about being taken by the Germans. This was until German SS troops begin to collect Jews from neighboring towns.
The use of symbolism in literary writing is essential. In this case, Wiesel uses the symbolism of “night” to strengthen his novel Night. He uses the significance of “night” to address the turning point for Elie, to show important events that occur during the night and to emphasize the importance of his life span. First, “night” addresses the turning point for Eliezer.
Dehumanization is the process by which the Nazis gradually reduced the Jews to little more than "things" which were a nuisance to them. The Jews in these concentration camps were greatly disrespected. They experienced several beatings, were undernourished, and overworked. Elie and the other Jews eventually lost faith in God, and witness unpleasant events never to be seen again. Elie and his family not only had to survive the sickening ride to the concentration camps, but then had to endure the pain every day after that.
A major theme of the last three sections of the novel is the loss of identity. Throughout the book, Elie and the other prisoners lose touch with who they really are, as Jews and as human beings. In the beginning of the novel, Elie is a devout Jew, focused on furthering his studies of the Kabbalah. However, as his time at the concentration camp progresses, he continually loses his faith in God. He doesn’t fast on Rosh Hashanah as a sign of defiance, and he frequently blames God for what is happening to the Jews.
Elie: Throughout the book we see Elie change from a relatively normal teenage school boy and into a emotionally hardened young man who has become so accustomed to death that he rarely gives it a second thought, even if the person dying was a friend . This change took place because of the tortuous conditions that the Nazi´s subjected him to and that he lost so many family members and friends along the way. My passage shows Elie at a time when he is just starting his journey, yet you can tell that the concentration camps and the Nazi´s have already had a very serious effect on him. ¨He must have died, trampled under the feet if the thousands of men who followed us.
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
The Holocaust. A short, unimaginable period, of just over twelve years, where almost 6 million Jews were murdered by the German nazis. Overall, 17 million victims were killed and thousands were forced to work in inhumane conditions and live in concentration camps. Elie Wiesel, a victim of the Holocaust, having been deported at the age of 12, is one of the few survivors who lived to tell their story. He has written many books and given many speeches about his experience, but they all convey a similar message, that we as a population, cannot remain silent but to stand up for the indifferences and the horrendous events of this world.
During the years of 1933-1945 the Holocaust separated and killed many Jewish families. Night, a memoir by Elie Wiese,l is the story of a young Jewish boy and his family going through dehumanizing situations in Concentration Camps. In those situations the father-son relationship it grew stronger each time. The relationship progresses from to almost nothing to never wanting to be separate from each other to feeling relief and guilt.
NIGHT Elie Wiesel Hundreds of bodies being thrown like a sack of potatoes and nobody caring about who they might be or who their family is. Father and sons wouldn't even look at each other, some even killed one another for food or they are delusional. That was the Holocaust, over 1 million jews killed. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Elie wrote his life story by using symbolism, tone, and irony to explain and tell the readers about his traumatic memories of his teen years.
In the poignant memoir Night, the author Elie Wiesel uses compelling dramatic irony to portray the oblivious and discerning reactions towards the Nazi’s attempt to further dehumanize the Jewish people. On the seventh day of Passover, the German officers start arresting prominent leaders of the Jewish community. Quickly followed by the prohibition of Jews leaving their own residence, owning any sort of valuables and the requirement that all Jews must wear a yellow star. Despite the destitute conditions put upon the Jews in the Sighet ghetto, Elie’s father, Shlomo, tries to reassure the people of his community by advising:
“Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future.” This was written by Elie Wiesel. He published a book describing life during World War 2. During the holocaust, Elie is a young boy who is taken to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp.