What Is The Purpose Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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This excerpt is relevant to Wiesel’s biggest fear which is that the world has not learned or has simply forgotten about the Holocaust. The line “Never shall I forget…” (Wiesel, 34) is reiterated to show how important remembering is to Wiesel. This also pertains to Wiesel 's “big idea” which is that his purpose for writing Night was to never let anyone forget about the Holocaust. He hopes that this memoir helps prevent another genocide like this, and helps motivate people to stand up to injustices.

In this selection, Wiesel uses phrases such as “.. flames that consumed my faith forever” (Wiesel, 34), “... murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” (Wiesel, 34), and “Never shall I forget those things..” (Wiesel, 34).
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