The Importance Of Delusion In Night By Elie Wiesel

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One may believe that delusions are a fixed belief that do not change, even when a person is faced with conflicting evidence. No matter how pungent the truth may be, a person may find comfort in their delusion; a person may find peace. However, others may notice that the delusion is not real. A person may feel betrayed and abandoned. The delusion of harmony only exists in unconsciousness. There is no such thing. People fall for delusions because delusions give people hope, enough hope to survive through undiluted evil. The sweet seduction of a delusion created a false sense of hope for many Jewish families who suffered through the Holocaust. These delusions ultimately lead to the demise of many Jewish lives. The delusion that one day the Jewish people would know peace. As noted in the novel Night, Elie Wiesel the narrator describes the Holocaust. "Hunger-thirst-fear-transportation-selection-fire-chimney: these words all have intrinsic meaning, but in those times, they meant something else" (Wiesel ix). The novel Night gives the perspective of the Holocaust through a young man 's eyes. Elie an observant twelve-year-old, the only son of Shlomo and Sarah Wiesel, leads readers deep into the undeniable torture that he and his father endured. Throughout the novel, Elie 's father remained engulfed with the delusion that the abuse his people had endured was all for the greater good. After being seperated from his mother and sister 's for some time. Elie began to wonder where they
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