Freedom And Confinement In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Freedom and Confinement During a horrendous war in 1944, Elie and his family had to leave their life in Romania. Throughout his memoir Night, the confinement of the Jewish people increase as the days in the camp go by. The Jews of Sighet are confined to their homes. From the ghettos to spending uncomfortable days in cattle cars, they had finally arrived to what they thought would be a better place. Although they had reached the unimaginable. Upon their arrival, they lose their possessions, families, identities, dignities, and most of them lose their lives. In his memoir Night, Elie Wiesel discusses the theme of freedom and confinement. Through his use of imagery, conflict, and characterization, Wiesel is saying to the reader that even though a person may be free, life-changing memories may still be engraved in their thoughts.

In his memoir Night, Wiesel conveys his theme with his usage of characterization. Wiesel explained how he would spend his childhood days reading about the cabbala with Moshe the Beadle. Elie describes him as "-very poor and lived humbly...He made people smile...I loved his great, dreaming eyes, their gaze lost in the distance. "(Wiesel 3) One day the foreign Jews were expelled from Sighet, Moshe the Beadle being one of them, had left as well. When he came back after several months Moshe the beadle was
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While in the camp, you were confined to certain places and had to follow the rules. Wiesel explains a horrid moment Elie had during his time there. Elie had witnessed something he was supposedly not to know about. The officer in charge, Idek, had called everyone at the camp, and called Elie by his number. " then I was aware of nothing but the strokes of a whip."(Wiesel 42) can image the strokes of the whip. He was so weak he couldn’t get up after being told to. He was imprisoned, Elie had no alternative than to take the