Theme Of Violence In Elie Wiesel's Night

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In Elie Wiesel’s, “Night,” the book introduces dark and depressing themes that matches the dark tone used in the selection. The one that stood out the most was the theme of violence also known as war. Violence can be anything but good. With violence comes death and Elie, as a premature adult, was exposed to harshness of the real word too early. Only at the age of fifteen, too young to experience such violent events, Elie Wiesel had to witness the death of his own kind being slaughtered one by one. At the beginning of the novel, “Behind [him] an old man fell to the ground. Nearby, an SS man replaced his revolver in its holster.” Using the lack of detail is a way for the author, Elie Wiesel, to remove himself from the experience and try to avoid going back to the horrible …show more content…

He no longer believes in a God that he once took so much pride on during the beginning of the novel. The inhumanity toward other humans can also serve as a theme. What the book describes, throughout the whole novel, is how inhuman, they are being treated. Not only were given little food and water, but where they were living was as similar as to that of a pig barn. They are forced to work in horrible weather conditions and are offered light clothing. Once the Jews are of no use to the Germans, they are either shot in the spot, beaten to death, gassed, and or cremated, whether they are dead or alive. Another theme that was portrayed in the book was the importance of father-son bonds. In the beginning of the book, Elie was glad to not have been separated from his father, someone who he trust and knows. Readers can tell that throughout the book, both Elie and his father helped kept each other alive. Elie witnessed a son kill his own father for a slice of bread, hoping that he himself would never commit such a sin. At the end of the novel, upon arriving to Buna, Elie’s father was feeling weak. He tried to take care of him but he could not help but resent

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