Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night By: Elie Wiesel Essay Language has the ability to impact the tone and mood of a piece of literature. Through the use of language, an author is able to piece to convey the emotions and feelings of a particular experience. The language Elie Wiesel uses in his memoir Night shows the horror the Jews has to suffer through in order to survive another day. With this use of language he is able to effectively display the emotions of his hardship. In the memoir Night, Elie Wiesel uses diction, figurative language and syntax in order to show the reader the agony in which the Jews had to endure. The Diction Wiesel uses displays the devastating conditions he witnesses in the concentration camp. While in the camp Wiesel questions the existence of God. He uses the words “murder” and “consumed” to describe how he feels about his faith being tested. Both these words carry heavy connotations saying that his faith has been devoured by the “flames” of the Holocaust. Wiesel continues to say that his “dreams” turned “to ashes,” meaning he no longer has anything to live for, Wiesel uses the forceful word “Never shall I forget” repeatedly to make sure the reader never forgets the horror of the Holocaust. (34) Wiesel uses the forceful word “commands” in place of a milder word such as “asks” or “requests.” It points to the power of the bible for the Jews and suggests that, at this point, they were continuing their traditions more out of obligation than out of desire. (10) He also describes the sun as being “Hellish.” Hellish is a strong word and it saying that he is very hot and becoming dehydrated. Wiesel said that the man was staring at them with a “gaze” and that they looked like “leprous dogs.” (38) Elie Wiesel included these words in his book because he wanted to describe to the readers what it was like for the Jews. Elie Wiesel uses figurative
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