Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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In the novel, “Night” by Elie Wiesel the author delves into a deep tone of fear. “Every two yards or so an SS man held his tommy gun trained on us.” (pg 27) Wiesel relives his traumatic and fear filled experiences in the Nazi concentration camps as he relives his past experiences. Throughout the novel, Wiesel paints vivid pictures in our minds of the fear he felt in the camps this just being one of the many. To begin with, Elie was lead to believe that concentration camps were nice places from the Nazi propaganda he was exposed to. However, when they were put into boxcars and sent to the camps he was quickly proven wrong. In fact, Elie will never forget the horrific times saying “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” (pg 34) For Elie, this brings back too many bad memories and the thought of it all reminds him of the fear and torture he was forced into. …show more content…
In addition, if you misbehaved you could be whipped, beaten and even killed. In one instance after a man was hung Elie can recall hearing “The soup tasted better than ever” (pg 63) To the Jews this was just another hanging of a man that was stupid enough to misbehave. he had already lived life and decided to make the decisions he did resulting in his life being taken. At the same time, Elie thought it would never happen to someone that he knew but life sadly proved him wrong. After Pipel was hung Elie commented “The soup tasted of corpses” (pg 65). To Elie, this showed him that everyone could be hung and the Nazis had no mercy for anyone. This thought would stay in his mind forever knowing at any time he or someone he loved could be hung for making a