Essay on Analysis Of Elie Wiesel 's ' Night '

771 Words Oct 4th, 2016 4 Pages
A Gateway to Death In Night, Elie Wiesel explains his sinister experience of the concentration camps and its ruthless captors. When Wiesel witnessed the deaths and tortures of his race, he became bitter and pessimistic. When he watched the Jews burn, starve, or beaten to death by the captors, Wiesel felt that God was no longer on the Jews’ side. He felt that all hope was lost and that his death was near. Wiesel expresses his emotion and experience through figurative language, such as the Jews’ lives, loss of faith, and empathy. Wiesel felt that his life was going to end because he saw many Jews die. His state-of-mind had changed after the death of his mother and little sister. Wiesel developed a negative aspect of his race and his own life by mentioning how cold the captors treated them. He emphasizes the captors as “hellish” because they treated the Jews like slaves (Wiesel 19). To make themselves feel dominant, they made the Jews suffer countless fatalities in numerous ways. The captors hung the Jews, starved them, and beat them. Before the concentration camps, Wiesel attended the synagogues and prayed daily. He was desperate for knowledge of his religion and the learnings of God, such as Yiddish and Judaism. When Wiesel experienced the deaths of the Jews, the outcome affected his religion and view of God. Wiesel lost his faith in God as the deaths of the Jews increased. “…the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent.” Wiesel felt that God no…

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