Character Analysis Of Night In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night Change in Character
The Holocaust was a major event in history which took place between 1939 and 1945 in Europe during World War II. The main goal of the Holocaust was to annihilate all Jews and to create a stronger Germany by establishing a superior Aryan race, pure Germans with blond hair and blue eyes. The plan to completely annihilate all Jews was instituted through the use of death camps and work camps; although the main purpose of the work camps was not to kill the Jews, many Jews died while working at the work camps due to the gruesome conditions present and lack of food and water. As an effect of the death and work camps, millions of Jews’ lives were taken and the main dictator behind the plan to destroy all Jews was a man named Adolf Hitler who gained great amounts of power in Germany. Many writers have used inspiration from this event to create their own books such as the novel Night written by Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor. Night is about about Elie Wiesel’s experiences in the Holocaust work camps of Germany. In Elie Wiesel’s Night, his character development is portrayed through imagery.
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Wiesel uses the element of imagery to appeal to the senses of taste, sound, touch, and vision in order to portray his change in persona or character both physically and emotionally from the beginning of his journey to the end of his journey when he is liberated from the work camps. The sense of taste is portrayed through the description of the soup in the camp, the sense of sound is shown through the description of the Nazi gun shots, imagery of touch is described through the description of death, and the sense of vision is portrayed through the description of Wiesel after two years in the camps. These senses help to shape and change Elie’s character in