How Does Elie Wiesel Change In Night

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The story Night, written by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, is based on his own experience in the gruesome concentration camps during World War II. The novel is a mixture of determination and sorrow as Elie, along with the rest of the Jewish community are dragged out of their homes in Sighet to suffer the difficult tasks that awaited them in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Elie successfully put his audience in suspense by foreshadowing horrific and slightly pleasant moments such as death and unexplainable smiles. He also managed to give the reader an idea of how things really looked like using personification and imagery along with sharing the dreadful emotions he felt throughout his experience. Most importantly, he shows how his faith in god is completely changed and that the same things can happen to any ordinary human if we are not careful.
The method used to strike suspense into the reader’s mind was by foreshadowing intense scenes. At the start of the book, Moishe the Beadle warns the Jewish people in their town about the German invasion but nobody believed him, leading to their imprisonment. When deportation began, Elie states, “The race towards death had begun.”(10). On their way to Birkenau, Mrs. Schaechter begins to hallucinate about a
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This is supported by his quote, “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed.”(34) The emotions our writer shares with his readers makes one not feel sadness, instead we reflect from his pain, how this moment had a lasting effect in his life. Furthermore, this is one of the few occasions where Elie stops the narrative to converse about his despair and that his faith in god was never the same to his audience. The loss of his family members put him into a deep depression that does not have a