Silence In Night By Elie Wiesel

Scientifically, silence is no more than merely a lack of sound. An environment and all it possesses are delicately harmonic, radiating a simply serene aura. On the other hand, silence is much more complicated as it impacts human expression and stability. When one is forced into silence, there can be evidence of imprisonment, torment, and intellectual change. In Night written by Elie Wiesel, the story of his experience during the Holocaust, silence is given an entirely new definition. Wiesel enters two concentration camps with ignorance, but he survives with varying levels of pain and fear that cause an internal hush. This proves to be true for others around him as well. After Elie Wiesel goes through a traumatic, life-changing struggle and …show more content…
With so much death occurring constantly, it was grueling for individuals in the concentration camps to process the extremity of it. Death became something that was normal, when before, death was the worst possible circumstance. In order to deal with constant disappearances and the knowledge of killings in the camps, there was an unspoken rule about not talking about it. During his interview by Ben Costas, Elie Wiesel describes keeping silent to not only prevent the pain of grieving, but to honor those that were lost. "There was this kind of rule: we don 't talk about it, about those who are absent, because it hurts too much. We couldn 't accept such pain" (A Wound...). Concentration camps left little room to breathe when it came to compassion towards others. Although every inmate at the camps had experienced the loss of a loved one from burnings and crematoriums, grief was silenced due to the harsh conditions. Grief became a type of pain that was the most silencing of all: in ways that would be maintained decades after it began, proving the most extreme case of the truism and silence as a …show more content…
After first arriving, Wiesel is silenced by the empathetic pain he feels towards his father after he is beaten. Then that pain is translated into Wiesel 's own physical trauma as he is whipped by a tormentor and silenced. Finally, on top of everything else, the pain that came from grieving the lives that were instantly sentenced to their deaths increased the silence to maximum restricting capacity. Scientifically, silence is an inevitable part of life: whether it 's caused by natural events or an overflow of negative emotion. However, no matter what the case, silence can be

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