Night

Elie Wiesel

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night-elie-wieselFaithAs he suffers throughthe horrorsof theHolocaust, Eliezer'sonce-strongfaith dims.CrueltyDuring Eliezer'sday-to-day life in thecamps, he witnessesunspeakable horrors.FamilyEliezer and hisfatherare inspiredto liveforthesakeof eachother.SymbolsSilenceRepresents God'sseeming absence and thesilence the men endure inawful conditionsNightSymbolizes emptinessand theevil that fillspeople's heartsFireEmbodies Nazidestruction andconsumes Eliezer'sfaithand dreamsMonths Eliezer spendsin concentrationcamps11Times thewordnightis used in thetext>70Year Eliezer and themenwalk in the deathmarch fromAuschwitzto Buchenwald1945Other books in theseries:DawnandDay2Nightby the NumbersDAWNDAYDAWNDAWNSources:Biography.com, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian,NewYork Times, United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Dr. MengeleNazi doctor;selected prisonersfor pseudoscientificexperimentsor deathMainCharactersYoung PipelBoy with thefaceof an angel;his death affects EliezerEliezerTeenagerforced to go toNazi laborcampsMoishe theBeadleTeacher whosewarningsabout the Nazis are notbelievedShlomoEliezer'sfather;travels with EliezerJuliekPrisoner; gives a musicalperformance just beforehis deathor God's sake, where is God?...This is where—hanging herefrom this gallows.Eliezer,Chapter 4ELIE WIESEL19282016Born inRomania, Wieselwas thelone survivorof hisfamily in the Naziconcentrationcamps.After thewarhe became a leadingvoice onsocialinjustice, winning the NobelPeacePrize in 1986.Nightis among themost powerful classicsof Holocaustsurvivor narrative.AuthorToremain silent and indifferent is thegreatest sinof all.”Elie WieselSet duringWorldWar II,Nightrelates thestoryof author Elie (Eliezer)Wiesel'sfamily—theirremoval from their homeby the Nazis and thehardships thatfollow. While Eliezer's mother and sisters aresentto theirdeathatAuschwitz, he and hisfather goto a laborcamp. Through it all,Eliezerstrugglesto maintain hisfaith.JourneythroughtheDarkestNightTHEMESElie Wiesel1958FrenchAuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageNightNonfictionMemoir

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