Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Comparing Holocaust Text Structures

The Holocaust was a terrible facet of World War Two that must never be forgotten. Many survivors of the Holocaust have recorded the events through all sorts of literature and media: books, articles, essays, journals, movies, documentaries, all in an attempt to share with the world the suffering and inhumanity to help them understand what they had gone through as people, how they had been damaged and scarred, and ultimately how millions of people had their lives stolen from them and to honor them for the time and experiences they had stolen from them. For example, Elie Wiesel, an established author who has written many books, wrote Night as the story of his struggle through the concentration camps and the
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First of all, Night had the most realistic perspective of the Holocaust as it was a first-person account of the traumatic experiences Elie Wiesel had to endure in the concentration camps; such as the slow deterioration of his beliefs, both culturally and religiously, the corruption of his mental and emotional health, as well as his ability to experience proper emotions, and truly captured the essence of the concentration camps with vivid details. During the documentary, Auschwitz Death Camp, by Oprah Winfrey and Elie Wiesel, the mental and emotional scarring that Elie had from the Holocaust was apparent, but the nature of the Holocaust was missing, as the suffering of the Jewish people was not portrayed, rather the true nature of the Holocaust was not captured, as there were flowers, and a museum, separating the audience from the damage that the Holocaust had done to millions of Jewish people. The website,, did not have any realistic perspective as it only focuses on the events of the Holocaust and the factual details rather than the perspective of the prisoners themselves and lacked the projection of how terrible and inhumane the Holocaust …show more content…
Throughout the story the audience sees the emotions and thoughts of the protagonist, as well as their reactions to the events that occur around them, which develops a sense of understanding and connection between the audience and the protagonist. The book offers a great in depth explanation of emotions and the damage inflicted upon millions of Jewish people by the Holocaust, and really attracts the reader to read the whole book, as the Holocaust was a real event that carries an important significance in our history as a society, and those who read it feel obligated to read the book in its entirety to dignify the victims of the Holocaust. Some may argue that the documentary was more appealing as there is more sensory engagement than the book, as well as social engagement, as the interview is performed with a conversational style, as well as less time consumed by the documentary. However, the book draws upon a more story based approach, leading to the audience wanting to finish the book as it more or less follows the classic plot of a story, with an exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and a resolution. The book also allows for a more in depth understanding than the documentary and establishes the connection between the audience and the protagonist, where the