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  • Theme Of Identity In Night By Elie Wiesel

    One of the most defining moments of one’s life is when one discovers who they truly are inside. Growing up, the influences of friends and family are clearly marked on one’s beliefs, ideals, and moral standards, whether they want to believe it or not. The desire to fit in is what pushes many people to do things they may not be comfortable with or believe in themselves; this is alternately called peer pressure. However, even through moments of weakness and the struggle to belong, one shapes and forms their own identity simply by knowing what they do and do not believe in. No one lives the exact same life as another person, so no one has the exact same identity as someone else. In this way, everyone is an individual, no matter how similar they seem in the short term. In the memoirs Night by Elie Wiesel and Body Counts by Sean Strub, both of the narrators go through the journey of self-discovery, with both narrators ending up with a distinct identity at the end of their paths. In Night, Eliezer Wiesel is a fifteen year old Jew from Sighet, Transylvania, which is now in the modern-day country of Romania. The memoir is set during World War II, a time when Jews and any other non-Aryan person were rounded up by the Nazi party and thrown into concentration camps; Elie Wiesel is one of these Jews. Like most Jews, Elie is religiously faithful, but unlike many he is also interested in the cabbala, which is a “mystical branch of Judaism teaching that God is the origin of the world”…

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  • Theme Of Animals In Night By Elie Wiesel

    In Night by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel encapsulates the horrors of persecution from his experiences in the Holocaust, and how such cruelty breeds men into beasts. As readers, we began to question: what differentiates us from animals? By examining the behaviors seen in the initial deportation of The Jews of Sighet, Wiesel’s witness to the killings over bread and Juliek’s last violin concerto, we are able to see how apathy and empathy defines us as ‘humans’. ‘Ignorance is bliss,’ and such is the case of…

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  • Ferocious Fear In Eliezer Wiesel's Night

    Ferocious Fear Faster, the men ran, faster, are they men anymore, faster, went the running skeletons trying to survive the freezing night. Night is a heart-wrenching nonfiction story by Eliezer Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who decided to share his story and that of other millions, for everyone to learn and read of. Eliezer was a young man when his entire town was taken into a dehumanizing captivity by opposing German forces, forced around the entire expanse of a European country to five…

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  • Themes Of Love In Literature And Book Comparison

    One of the ways that these two books are similar because they share a common theme. Most individuals use love as a beacon for survival to get through difficult situations. These books are similar because they both use love as a symbol of hope to survive during these desperate times. Isaac has always thought that he could be more than just an average person, his love for science would help save people one day. Isaac thinks, "...the portrait suggests vanity, that Isaac saw himself as something…

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  • Examples Of Dehumanization In Night By Elie Wiesel

    NIGHT COMMENTARY In this passage from the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie had been snatched from his home and transported to a concentration camp, in a cattle car. Passage two talks about Elie’s first experience with the Nazis, and the process of how he was treated, and how he felt. This passage shows how a person can be dehumanized by being affected by war and tragedy, it talks about the use of imagery, symbolism, hyperbole, and other literary devices used by the author. The story is told in…

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  • Theme Of Imagery In Night By Elie Wiesel

    Imagery in Night by Elie Wiesel The memoir Night narrates perhaps, the most infamous action human history: the Holocaust, in the eyes of a young boy. Now dead, Elie Wiesel describes his experiences on an attempt to exterminate members of Judaism. Night is based on the childhood experiences of Elie Wiesel during the Holocaust. Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania before the start of the second world war. Elie Wiesel was a very religious young boy in his Jewish community. In 1944 the…

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  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas And Night Comparison Essay

    The book, Night, by Elie Wiesel and the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, demonstrates two completely different perspectives towards the Holocaust. Night, a nonfiction memoir, depicted the life and feelings of a young boy who was forced to endure the harshness and depression of a life in a death camp. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a heartbreaking movie, based on a fictional novel, shares the inimaginable friendship of a Nazi soldier's son, Bruno, with an imprisoned Jewish boy, Shmuel.…

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  • Night Figurative Language Analysis

    Night contains a significant amount of figurative language. Select 3 examples from the text to analyze. In analyzing each example, be sure to explain how the specific example impacts the text. (How does it affect the reader? How does it affect the reading experience? Why did Wiesel make that specific choice?) Please use a different type of figurative language for each example. Throughout the Night, by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel showed many examples of figurative language. Including metaphors,…

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  • Themes In Auden's Refugee Blues

    How does the poet create themes of hopelessness and what effect does it have on the reader? The poem Refugee Blues, describes the time during the Jew holocaust, where two refugees together lost all rights and freedom in their country. Throughout the poem, themes of hopelessness and isolation were conveyed throughout. The poet Auden does this by using various techniques and language devices. This has an effect on the readers as they start sympathizing for the two refugees in this poem. Auden…

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  • Elie Wiesel Mercy And Grace Analysis

    The Holocaust inspired many works of art such as the memoir Night and the poem “Mercy and Grace,” which both show how faith and religion declined with the Jewish people, with the more suffering, and torture they endured. For example, in the memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, a Jewish citizen of Sighet, and a Holocaust survivor, is watching the world slowly drip into chaos. Often times in his society, people are being dragged to concentration camps, and their families are separated. Then, as Wiesel…

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