The Meaning Of Night In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The Meaning Of “Night” “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in the camp, that turned my life into one long night, seven times sealed.” (Weisel, 34). This quote from Elie Wiesel 's novel “Night.” signifies the beginning of his journey as a 15 year-old Jewish boy living throughout the Holocaust. As he goes into detail of his horrific experiences in 5 different concentration camps, he symbolizes what he has lost with his thoughts and feelings at this time. These losses left him in the darkness of a never ending night. The title of Wiesel 's novel, “Night” represents how all of the light in his life had vanished, leaving him in an inescapable darkness. Eli introduces himself as a young boy very dependent on his family as he holds a strong bond with them, but as he goes through the camps, he begins to lose them. When Elie and his father address his mother and sister, the both lie to …show more content…
As all the people around him continue to pray he thinks, “Why, but why should I bless him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He cause thousands of children to burn in His mass graves?...Praised be thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine altar?” (Wiesel, 67). This shows how his connection with God had been broken after witnessing such tragic and terrifying events. Without this strong faith in God, he was left without guidance, from whom he used to always look to, causing his world to be blind and dark. “I was the accuser, God the accused. My eyes opened and I was alone, terribly alone in a world without God….”(Wiesel, 68). Now Eli chooses to stand against God in such anger that he let terrible things happen to those who praise him. The anger that consumed him took a huge piece of him with it, his faith. Eli is left without his religion, and it marks yet another light than went out through his experience in the

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