Essay about Discuss the Significance of the Book Title, “Night”

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Discuss the significance of the book title, “Night” In the beginning of the bible, the world was dark. Then God created light in order to make it brighter. However, when the God is not here to protect the light, Night overtook. It is a time of darkness. It is also a place where people cannot see and help each other. Because of the faith in God, the darkness, hopeless of Night, and the period of Night, Elle Wiesel’s famous short novel is called “Night”, which is very significant for Elle Wiesel as well as the Jews during World War II. Firstly, lots of Jews were addicted to religious books reading because they admired God. While they were in the concentration camp, Jews had …show more content…
Elle mentioned in the book, “The old man mumbled something, groaned and died. Nobody cared. His son searched him, took the crust of bread and began to devour it.” (Wiesel, P.101) while the Jews were transporting to another concentration camp. The boy killed his father during the train ride for a morsel of bread. It was as though darkness had eaten some of the Jews’ mind. They turned into crazy people and some of them could even murder their friends and relatives to get things they really desired. Secondly, at the end of the novel, Elle’s father got sick. Elle kept giving his bread and soup to his father. At the same time, the Blockalteste suggested Elle to give up his father as he was hopeless and could not be saved. The Blockalteste said, “In this place, it is every man for himself, and you cannot think of others. Not even your father.” (Wiesel, P.110). Elle tried to give his ration of bread and soup to his sick father. He and the Blockalteste felt hopeless about his father because he no longer was able to drag himself outside to relieve himself. Elle then realized that giving bread and soup to his father was a waste of food. The forces of darkness and hopeless are created by Night. It was as though they lived in Jews’ mind forever. Last but not least, Night did not only witness the Jews lost faith in God, it also tells terrible and significant things happened to them

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