Reflection On Night By Elie Wiesel

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The book, Night, by Elie Wiesel, became a bestseller and was translated into several languages and released around the world. In this memoir, Wiesel describes all the hardships he and his father faced during the Holocaust. This book is so moving, that Sara Pisak, Assistant Opinion Editor of The Beacon, said, “Night should be required reading not only for every student or lover of literature but every human being as it portrays important life and literary elements.” I could not agree more with this quote. Ultimately, the goal of this paper is to demonstrate why one should read the book, Night. To begin, Wiesel’s character changed a lot throughout the story. One big change occurred at the time in the story where Wiesel’s dad died. Weisel felt as if it was a relief (Wiesel 106). Another change that happened to Weisel during the story, was his belief in God. Wiesel’s change in faith happened on the eve of Rosh Hashanah when he believed God was letting bad things happen to innocent people, and God had no mercy (Wiesel 64-65).
Secondly, I believe Wiesel was trying to convey several themes in the book, Night. A theme that is apparent to me throughout the book was the test of man’s relationship with God in terrible times. Wiesel faced many trials of faith throughout the book. These test of faith lasted from the moment his mother and sisters
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I could not agree more with Sara Pisak’s statement that Night, should be a required read for all people. Night, should be a required read, because if we do not make the events of the Holocaust known, history will repeat itself. This essay thoroughly demonstrated why Night, should be a required read for all people. The powerful memoir, by Elie Wiesel, should be required not only for its strong characterization, but for its themes and great use of literary

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