Sightings Of Death In Elie Wiesel's Night

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In Elie Wiesels life changing memoir “Night” he travels the path of hate, cruelty, and silence. He then recounts his life in the concentration camps, as a young boy named Eliezer, describing his experiences that shaped him into the person he is today. Sharing with us his tragic experiences, and all the feelings he had to hold in during the horrid time of the Holocaust. For feelings were not something to be defined in the camps, in order to survive feelings were not an option. During the Holocaust Eliezer will get a new perspective on death, and is then tested in his faith with God. For how many awful sightings can someone witness until they start questioning their belief? And how many sightings of death can change someones overall perspective? …show more content…
He was playing his life. His whole being was gliding over the strings. His unfulfilled hopes. His charred past, his extinguished future. He played that which he would never play again (95).” This quote not only describes Juliek’s experience but it also relates to all the other Jews captured in the Holocaust. Eliezer’s journey through the Holocaust could all be heard from that song Juliek was playing on his violin. The song represents his child hood dreams dying, his present being written by someone other than himself, and his future slipping through his fingers as his present takes over. When Eliezer imagined his future and dreams he probably didn’t plan a life standing on the verge of death. He had hopes and dreams just like every person who has ever lived. Yet Eliezer’s hopes were crushed time and time again, and his dreams would no longer be an option. Through the song Eliezer’s unfulfilled hopes could be heard to all those that listened. The song representing the sorrow of Elie Wiesels past life which will to this day still walk with him hand in hand till death takes over. Just as Eliezer says, “ How could I forget this concert given before an audience of the dead and dying? (95).” Elie Wiesel will always remember the time that once was, but to this day he is living life to the fullest, and speaking his voice about his experiences and the tragic events that happened during the Holocaust, to all those that choose to

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