Examples Of Figurative Language In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The holocaust was a very bad time in history. Many people died for no reason because one person wanted a perfect race. The book Night tells the story of a boy that was separated from part of his family and was put in a concentration camp with his father during the holocaust. Night by Elie Wiesel expresses the brutalities people had to go through with character actions, events, setting, themes, tone, strong word choice, and figurative language. Eliezer is the main character of the story and also the boy that was separated from part of his family. Later when he was in the concentration camps, he got a bad foot that was completely filled with pus. He went to the doctor, the doctor told him that he will need surgery. The doctor performed the surgery and Eliezer could then leave whenever he would like. Many people were telling Eliezer about the rumor that everybody in the hospital was going to be killed, Eliezer panicked. He told the doctor that he was feeling good and he could go, so he got out of the hospital (page 79-80). Everybody was weak, the SS officers were in shelter, the cauldrons of soup were left unattended. Everybody looks to see block door 37 …show more content…
The angry tone of Night is set up by the events in the book. One of the events was when three people were hung in front of everybody, every single person had to walk and look at the three people that were hung. When Eliezer was looking at the small boy that was hung, he saw that he had not died yet and he could still see the color in his face. Then Eliezer and his father get to talking about the rest of their family. His father says, “Mother is still a young woman, She must be in a labor camp. And Tzipora, she is a big girl now. She must too be in a camp…” Then Eliezer thought to himself, “How we would have liked to believe that. We pretended, for what if one of us still did