The book, Night, by Eliezer (Elie) Wiesel, entails the story of his childhood in Nazi concentration camps all around Europe. Around the middle of the 20th century in the early 1940s, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi army traveled around Europe in an effort to exterminate the Jewish population. As they went to through different countries in order to enforce this policy, Nazi officers sent every Jewish person they found to a concentration camp. Often called death camps, the main purpose was to dispose of people through intense work hours and terrible living conditions. Wiesel writes about his journey from a normal, happy life to a horrifying environment surrounded by death in the Nazi concentration camps. Night is an amazingly written novel, portraying first-hand knowledge and tails of the struggling and suffering of Jewish people as they were put through constant torture. The reader is taken through Elie’s teen years in numerous camps throughout Europe, and his extremely detailed account provides insight to the many atrocities that would otherwise been left unknown. Although his lifestyle was somewhat static during his stay at the camps, Wiesel’s character exhibits moving circumstances and situations. He includes literary devices such as metaphors, imagery, and symbolism to better reveal Elie’s character changes in the story.
At the beginning of the book, Eliezer describes himself accurately through imagery and word choice. He comes across a child about the same age as himself, called Moishe the Beatle who recently escaped a camp, who brings them news of this terrible holocaust. Everyone in Sighet, Wiesel’s home town, thinks Moishe has gone completely insane and does not listen to him. Elie, however, describes ...
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...he was able to survive based on his relentless love for his God.
Therefore, the writer displays a change in Eliezer’s character through literary devices such as imagery, metaphors, and symbolism. These are just a few of the strategies that aid in the development of Elie’s character; there are many more literary devices present throughout the story that better describe his feelings and environment. The author’s implementation of metaphors enhance the depiction of Eliezer’s experiences, as well as giving the reader a chance to understand situations more easily. Multiple instances of symbolism improve the overall meaning of Elie’s story, and the audience’s clarity and comprehension of this autobiographical account. Based on his experiences of torture and hostility in the camps, Eliezer Wiesel has become a changed person who looks at life through a different pair of eyes.
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