Night, By Elie Wiesel Essay

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Night Theme Essay

A survivor of the horrific happenings of the concentration camps in World War II named Elie Wiesel writes a book called “Night”, telling the readers about his experience in the concentration camp and all how traumatizing the experience was and how it has left him scarred of the camp. The themes discussed in this essay are, Hope, Brutality, and Terror. To begin this essay the first theme spoken about is Terror.

Terror is one of the main themes in the book “Night”, for as the events Elie went through in the concentration camp are true terror and horrifying. The first example to play in the theme of terror in “Night” would have to be when Elie first arrives to the concentration camp and after asked for his age and profession, he goes on to tell the readers about how he saw a truck full of small children and babies came to the camp and the kids were thrown into the flames due to how they were no use in a working camp and were killed right in front of Elie showing what would 've happened to him if he admitted to being under the age of 18 but there was also another flame pit where adults were also thrown into adding more terror of how anyone will be killed in these camps and how there is no person who is safe from death in the camp. The second example of terror in “Night” has to be when Elie describes how the SS officers had the jews watch the hanging of another jewish person in front of them as an example of…

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