Symbolism And Allegory In Elie Wiesel's Night

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“Men to the left! Woman to the right!”(Wiesel 4). It was the spring of 1944, when the narrator of the memoir, Night by Elie Wiesel, experienced the most unforgettable event of his life: the Nazis began to take control of Sighet, which is the hometown of Eliezer. Not long after the war began to come to a close, the Jews in his hometown were forced into cattle cars. Little did they know, this horrific journey was only the beginning. Nearly starving and exhausted, the innocent Jews had reached Birkenau, which is the entry to Auschwitz concentration camp. Overall, Night, is a superb, realistic memoir, that teaches the reader the reality of this historic event in order to prevent its recurrence in the future, and is highly a recommended novel. …show more content…
For example, throughout the story “Night” is frequently used. The commonly used word “night” symbolizes death, evil and loss of faith. Not to mention, many of the horrifying events had occurred during the night. Including, Mrs.Schachter's visions of hell and death, the night the soup taste likes corpse, and even Eliezer's father's death occurs at night. As Eliezer emphasizes, “ The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls” ( Wiesel 22). Nevertheless, night has seemed as metaphor for the way many people were filled with hopelessness. Without Wiesel’s talented writing styles, the meaning of the title wouldn’t make sense to the …show more content…
The significance of this story has lead many readers to see the real horror of the holocaust from someone's personal experience. Notably, the horrors of these concentration camps have scarred many of these Jews lives. As Eliezer said, “ From the depths of the mirror a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine has never left me”(Wiesel 109). At that moment, Eliezer began to be filled with grief, as he explains the the last time he saw his father. He was just an old and lifeless corpse. Nevertheless, the holocaust is difficult for many people to even grasp, because they have never experienced such a horrifying event. Elie Wiesel’s purpose in writing this novel is to allow readers to see the real horrors, so they do not allow for this to repeat within the years to

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