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My Literary Analysis On Night By: Elie Wiesel

  • Submitted by: keairawoods
  • on November 18, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 428 words

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In the novel, Night, Elie Wiesel narrates his experience as a young Jewish boy during the holocaust.   The captured Jews are enslaved in concentration camps, where they experience the absolute worst forms torture, abuse, and inhumane treatment. Such torture has obvious physical effects, but it also
induces psychological changes on those unfortunate enough to experience it.
However, these mutations of their character and morality cannot be accredited to weakness of the Jews' spirit, but they can be attributed to being treated like animals treatment they receive.   They devolve into primitive people, with savage, animal characteristics that are necessary for survival under
such conditions.
      The Jews in the story had to overcome tremendous difficulties: they are
forced to abandon their homes, all their earthly possessions, and eventually
their humanity.   The story begins with Eliezel, a young Jewish boy,
describing his childhood and his religious upbringing. Eliezel family believes for their religious was very strong. He was a very religious person and at a young age, his faith in God is extremely strong. Elie was sent to the camp with his family and was separated from his mother and sisters, only to have his father as family, who never portrayed any emotions. He believe that at this point he seen his God die completely, and has had his faith shattered, he no longer feels as if God is acting on absolute justice.
      Throughout the novel Night people were treated as a whole, moved along in mass, forced to dress, act and be the same in the camps, as though the individual no longer existed and the whole herd of people had blended into one unheard mass. If only all of these people had listened to Moshe the Beadle when they had the chance, before their lives were forever changed for the worse. He alone had managed to escape from the concentration camp he was taken to and came back to the city to warn the others. It was his hope that his voice would be...

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