The Theme Of Silence In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Litearay Ananlyisis

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, the main theme is silence. Silence is the main theme because it caused the Jews to lose everything they held dear. As a result of their silence, the Jewish people lost their lives, freedom, and homes. The first negative effect silence had on the Jewish people was that is caused them to lose their lives. When the Nazis came to take the Jews away to the concentration camps, the Jews did not fight back or say anything. This led to them being taken to Auschwitz. The novel states that on the train to Auschwitz, Madame Schachter began
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“Then came the ghetto”(Wiesel 9). Before the Germans made the jews move to the concentration camp they were moved to the ghetto. They were two ghettos set up in Sighet. A large on in the center of the town, with four streets, and a smaller one extended over several small side streets in the outlying district.THen in the following morning the GErmans moved the jews to their concentration camp.“The following morning, we marched to the station, where a convoy of cattle wagons was waiting.The Hungarian police made us get in--eighty people in each car”. (Wiesel 20) This morning the jews lost their homes they were on the way to the concentration camp. THey gave them buckets of water and a few loaves of bread to eat on the way to the concentration camp.It was eighty people in each car with barred in windows and they was told if anyone try to escape they would be shot. Image getting your home taken away that you worked hard to get and all of it gets destroyed from being silent, something you worked hard to get and it just disappears. Image how hot and crowded everybody was eighty people in a car. Image how the jews felt being treated like they was not human. I bet they never thought silence would get them in this type of situation. As you can see silence affected the jews negatively by losing their homes and moved to a contraction …show more content…
It made their situation they were in worse. The novel Night by Elie Wiesel, a major theme is silence. Sit there and think how the jews felt when they took everything they owned, sit there and think how they lost their freedom, lives, and home. Sit there and understand how silenced changed everything in the jew's life and made them

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