Night In Elie Wiesel's Night

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The significance of night throughout the novel Night by Elie Wiesel shows a poignant view into the daily life of Jews throughout the concentration camps. Eliezer describes each day as if there was not any sunshine to give them hope of a new day. He used the night to symbolize the darkness and eeriness that were brought upon every Jew who continued to survive each day in the concentration camps. However, night was used as an escape from the torture Eliezer and his father had to endure from the Kapos who controlled their barracks. Nevertheless, night plays a developmental role of Elie throughout he novel. Night at the beginning of the novel is described as though Elie was having a difficult time realizing that everything that had happened to …show more content…

Since Elie was dealing with hardships and unbearable weather conditions, I believe night was a significant time for him to compromise and motivate himself to keep moving forward. Earlier on in the novel Night, Elie explains, “Man comes closer to God through the questions he asks Him, he liked to say. Therein lies the true dialogue. Man asks and God replies. But we don’t understand them… The real answers, Eliezer, you will find only within yourself,” (Wiesel 5). I believe he thinks back to this conversation with Moishe since he impacted his view on life and the fact that he needs something to push him through the tough nights in the concentration camps. Although, his dad was the main support beam through his experience in the concentration camps, Moishe gave him spiritual belief in such a way that God has a plan even if his answers are not clear straight away. So, when he wrote about his day to day life at the concentration camps, he chose to write at night because that’s when he most likely felt he was able to sort out his thoughts and feelings without having to worry very much about a Kapo coming after him. The significance of night through the novel Night is portrayed through Eli. During the night, the sense of darkness and eeriness overwhelmed the Jews’ subconscious and sanity in way that they seemed delirious. Eli also portrayed night as the time when Jews were feeling a hopeless for new day where

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