Wiesel uses figurative language to help describe his personal experiences in the concentration camp. For instance, metaphors are used through out the book.
“We had fallen into the trap, up to our necks. The doors were nailed, the way back irrevocably cut off. The world had become a hermetically sealed cattle car.” (Wiesel 24).
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Corpses are often brought up through out the story. After the liberation, Wiesel has poison in his body and becomes very ill with the result of having to be put in the hospital. “One day when I was able to get up, I decided to look at myself in the mirror on the opposite wall. I had not seen myself since the ghetto.” (Wiesel 115). “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me.” (Wiesel 115). He describes himself as seeing a corpse in the mirror with the look in his eyes as he stares at himself never leaves him. This speaks out the horror he was apart of the time and has seen with his own eyes.
Wiesel goes way beyond the ordinary to help describe his experiences during the Holocaust. Wiesel uses figurative language and imagery to give the readers a better understanding of the time. Out of all of the beatings, starvation, and torture, the survivors will never be the same. The survivors want their story to be told and known so we all know what trepidation Hitler did to the Jews and what actually happened during the