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In Night by Elie Wiesel, the author exemplifies a theme of death throughout the novel. In the closing line of the narrative, Elie Wiesel expresses to the reader how the haunting scenes of death have killed him, not physically but emotionally. Elie survived the imprisonment of the holocaust but he did not escape the damage he received by the recurrent idea of death. Death is a motif that is seen throughout Elie Wiesel’s journey surviving the holocaust. In the lines, “In front of us, those flames. In the air, the smell of burning flesh. It must have been about midnight. We had arrived. In Birkenau”, Elie is just entering Birkenau and he is greeted with the smell of burning flesh. The smell of death is in the air for Elie to breathe and that has caused him to great fear since he knows he has just entered his graveyard. The reader understands that Elie has begun to see what his future has in store for him and he is reminded of that by the foul smell of death, that will never leave him. More over in the phrase

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