Repetition In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Because Eliezer is worrying about the thought of losing his father, he proves the theme of showing his father the hard work he puts in to find him and how he is a fighter. This is otherwise known as never giving up. In Night, written by Elie Wiesel, Eliezer is currently trying to find his father by following mobs of people, and by walking for a very long time. Set in the Holocaust, many people besides Eliezer and his father are in danger. To tell about his journey, Eliezer speaks with personification and repetition that brings his thoughts to realistic realizations. He then also talks with similes that compare multiple beings. Finally, there is beautiful illustration that paints a picture in people's minds. Ultimately, these devices tell the …show more content…
Because Eliezer is worried about his father, he thinks of the consequences that can take place if he loses his father. Suddenly, “a thought crept into my mind” and “Instantly, I felt ashamed, ashamed of myself forever” hoping “I could use all my strength to fight for my own survival” (Wiesel 106). The literary techniques of repetition for effect and personification help strengthen the fact that Eliezer is spending hours trying to find his father. Furthermore, it also shows Eliezer’s devotion and willingness to fight for every inch. While there is personification and repetition for effect, there are also similes. After Eliezer has found his father, he decides to grab a cup of black coffee for his father in a certain way. Since his father has a fever, he decides to go up to the coffee cauldron. When going up to the cauldron, “I succeeded in bringing [him] back a cup” and “I took one gulp” while “I fought my way to the coffee cauldron like a wild beast” (Wiesel 106). When Eliezer goes to get the cup, it makes clear the affection and determination for keeping his faithful father alive. Moreover, there is some symbolism with the black coffee, however. Because many people that are injured, bruised, or very hungry are standing outside a black coffee shop, it signifies death. Ultimately this is because of a comparison between the the black plague which killed many people in medieval times. In this time though, the time period is the holocaust, where many people are getting killed differently. Finally, the last literary technique is illustration. After getting the cup of coffee, Eliezer sees something in his father’s eyes that he never saw before. He believes that this is a moment “I shall never forget” and that “the wounded animal” showed “gratitude that shone in his eyes when he swallowed the beverage” (Wiesel 106). In the end, Eliezer’s father showed a great deal of proudness and appreciation

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