Elie Wiesel Tone Of Night

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Summer Work: Night by Elie Wiesel Many books preserve memories of the past to help future readers understand them. Night by Elie Wiesel was not one of those books. Instead of helping readers understand how the prisoners of the Holocaust were treated, Wiesel wrote of the dark and heartless reality he had experienced as a teenager. By doing this, readers are able to never forget and learn the scars of the Holocaust. Through the book, Wiesel expressed many tones that illuminated the theme “As one grows up, they lose their innocence.” The tone in the beginning of the book was poignant. Wiesel spoke of how when he was thirteen he was deeply observant and had a strong belief in God. When he moved to the ghetto, Wiesel realizes “Most people thought …show more content…
As the Jews were being evacuated from one camp to the next, Wiesel explains, “Death enveloped me, it suffocated me...The idea of dying, of ceasing to be, began to fascinate me.” (Wiesel 86) He uses the personification of “death” as a way to imagine the deep feeling of surrender. When his father died, Wiesel lost himself completely due to his actions. He says, “[My father] had called out to me and I had not answered. I did not weep...And deep inside me...I might have found something like: Free at last!” (Wiesel 112) After spending his teenage years in concentration camps, Wiesel knew that if he had gone to his father, he would’ve died too. Wiesel felt his life no longer mattered, all that mattered was to eat his soup and to survive. Night has the theme “As one grows up, they lose their innocence.” At a young age, Elie Wiesel’s innocence left him as he strived to survive the privation and anguish of the Holocaust. The several negative tones and figurative language use helped illuminate how he grew up quickly with clarity filling his innocence. As readers, we cannot understand how the Jews were treated during the Holocaust. But as learners, we can help the world to never forget the heartlessness that some people faced and to never let it happen