Night: Book Analysis: Night By Elie Wiesel

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Holocaust The excerpt from “Night,” written by Elie Wiesel, is an autobiography that explained the personal struggles he went through while in several concentration camps during the Holocaust. Within the excerpt, Wiesel went into great detail and used imagery to describe his experiences and what exactly went on during this horrible time. These images, that Wiesel painted for his readers, gave an insight to the psychological motivations and mindset that both himself as well as the other Jews were put into due to the terrible actions that were done to them. At the age of fifteen, Elie Wiesel, who had grown up in Sighet, located in the Carpathian Mountains of Hungary, was raised in the Jewish tradition of Hasidism. His family had been fully…show more content…
Page 930) In this passage, Wiesel purposely left out details so that the reader concluded for himself what had happened. It was possible that Juliek had smashed his own violin before the soldiers could get to it, or the soldiers could have easily heard his music and smashed it themselves. With the two different interpretations, Elie Wiesel was able to let the audience choose what happened. This rhetorical strategy was a way that made the readers feel apart of the situation. It connected to their emotions and had them feel some of the same psychological thoughts that the Jews had. (Wieland-Burston page…show more content…
His writing described a lot of psychological problems that went on in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. Many of the people he mentioned are the ones that stuck out in his mind and really impacted what he thought about life. Wiesel drew conclusions on why certain people acted the way they did and realized that many of the reasons were caused by their psychological mindsets. (Wiesel, Elie, and Marion Wiesel.) To bring the story to life, Wiesel wrote with great detail as a way to get across the message that those who were in the camps were all psychologically affected in some way. His style of writing kept the readers interested and Elie conveyed the tragic story of his life through much detail and imagery. He is noted by many critics on the way he explained all that had happened to him and all that he had witnessed. The psychological mindset of that Jewish generation was thoroughly looked into and very well explained by Elie Wiesel. His amazing detail allowed all to look into the lives of those who were affected by the Holocaust and also gave an insight to the psychological problems that the Jews had gone

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