Actual Existence In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Truth: actuality or actual existence. Memory is an instrument which can unveil the mind of the transfiguration of a dream into reality, influencing the meaning of existence within an individual’s life. In the memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel develops the idea of how memory unveils the meaning of existence within an individual’s life. He develops this idea through his experience of witnessing, reflecting, and embracing the memories of the Holocaust. These aspects fundamentally became a revelation which brought meaning to his life: Remembrance. ‘Convinced that his period in history would be judge one day, I knew that I must bear witness.’ – Elie Wiesel The witnessing of the Holocaust revealed the tragic reality which revolved around him; it questioned the meaning of his existence, as he was surrounded with the sight of death. The sight of children/infants being burned alive in the crematorium brought him meaning in his life: to continue existing and become a witness of the horror, to become the voice of the children who had died inhumanely. This was done simply by remembering the tragedy. He had obtained meaning in his life,…show more content…
This revelation of identity had brought meaning into his life, through the contrast of who he once was during his childhood in Sighet- to who he was during the Holocaust. During his time spent in Sighet, Elie Wiesel devoted his life towards studies on the Kabbalah: reading over, and over the pages of the Zohar, indulging its divinity, Elie praised the faith of God. However, during his time spent in Auschwitz, Elie mocked God, no longer carrying his faith for him. He abandoned his studies of the Kabbalah, focusing on thing, surviving. He began to reflect himself of whom he once was, which brought him revelation, unveiling his identity. Through memory, he discovered whom he once was which brought had once brought him existence in

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