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.
“Night” is a nonfiction story that is narrated by Elie Wiesel. He is a Jewish philosopher and poet that happened to witness the tragedies of the holocaust and miraculously survived. The story is filled with agony, despair, and hopelessness. However, at the end of his contemplations with the Holocaust, readers may come to the assumption that Wiesel has decided to wipe out his beliefs with Judaism and God. Throughout the story, Wiesel's own thoughts seemed to imply that he could no longer be a part of the Jewish life.
Long Hours of Darkness “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed.... Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live” (32). Never shall we forget the atrocious events that happened to upwards of six million Jews during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide run by Adolf Hitler to exterminate nearly a whole population of Jews and very few prisoners lived to tell their treacherous stories.
“I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it . . .” (Wiesel 33) These were the few words that were uttered by the bewildered Elie Wiesel when the inhuman intentions of the Nazis were made clear to all the Jews in the concentration camps: either work or be burnt. Despite the incident being real and happening right in front of Elie’s eyes, the cruel intentions of the Nazis were so extreme and inhuman that Elie had a hard time believing the magnitude of the situation; that everything going around him was just another nightmare. Taking the quote above by Elie Wiesel as an example, Elie Wiesel’s Night shows that the mass scale genocide of a racial or religious group leads to their extreme suffering and dehumanization.
When placed in particular situations, humans rank which cultural or personal values they found the most essential. Consequently, certain ideals are not considered. During the infamous incident known as the Holocaust, this occurred frequently. As a result, the people that underwent these horrible situations nominated particular personal or cultural values over others. This selection determined the difference between life and death for several individuals.
Amarrion Evans Maxey Night Paper Hr : 4 Emotional Death “I was afraid of finding myself alone that evening, how good it would be to die right here”(Wiesel, 76). In this book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, Elie has witnessed and faced a lot and so have the people he knew and cared about. So of those people are emotionally dead because of the tragedy that's going. This theme connects to real life situations today because people are losing families from attacks from other countries and now don’t show any emotion.
No mercy In the book, Night, Elie wiesel tells the story of his many months in the concentration camps. At the young age of fifteen were he saw, his fellow jews get burned alive, shot, beaten, Starved and even hung. There was so much physical pain that was caused and some of it could be fixed over time. But the one thing that can 't be fixed is the emotional damage him and every other person that was in those camps experienced.
Memories are the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information. Memories help shape and fold the way we live and experience certain things that occur in our lives. I believe that memories help people in their efforts to las from the past and succeed in the present. Memories occur from experiences in your life and things you’ve done. This is beneficial because it could help you to better judge a future scenario and make better decisions in the future.
Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Recounts his first-hand experiences of Nazi atrocities in his memoir Night as he struggles to maintain faith. Inhumanity and cruelty are two key parts in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel. These cruel things done to the Jews during the Holocaust were very horrid and inhumane. This cruelty is important to the theme in this book because this is what the Holocaust is about. This book focuses on the Jews of Sighet because that is where the author Elie is from, the book entails the horrendous story of one jew and his father out of six million Jews.
The Holocaust was a cruel and terrifying time, especially for the groups targeted. Before it began, the Wiesels had been a deeply religious Jewish family. Elie Wiesel was only a teenager when he and his family were torn from their home and sent to concentration camps. There, he faced many horrors including the deaths of his family and the distortion of the person he once was. Wiesel has recounted these horrific events in his memoir, Night.