How Does Elie Wiesel Use Figurative Language

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Why Use Figurative Language in a Book? The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel gives the reader experience by using figurative language. Elie Wiesel shows how the prisoners were treated like animals using metaphors, similes, and imagery to make them experience what he experienced through the Holocaust. He uses similes and metaphors to describe what the prisoners they looked looked like to him. Elie Wiesel wanted to manifest how the Nazis treated the Jews like dogs and pigs. He also revealed the way they were treated like animals using series of figurative language
Elie Wiesel uses metaphors to provide a clear image of what he saw to allow the reader to see it themselves. For instances he says “Our tent leader was a German. An assassin’s face, fleshy lips, hands resembling a wolf's paw” (Wiesel 48). Elie Wiesel describes his leader the way he saw him and the way he wants the readers to see. He saw his tent leader as the face of cruel executor. His hands were tough looking and mean. They resembled a wolf's paw of how big they were and how exactly
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For instance he creates imagery while using a metaphor in the part of the memoir when the food was left without a guard guarding it. Elie Wiesel proclaims “Two lamps with hundreds of wolves lying in wait for them. Two lamps without a shepard free for the taking”(Wiesel 59). The two lambs represent two large pots of soup filled with food and the wolves represent the prisoners as wolves that waiting to take a bit. They were dying for a chance taste it. The author used this type of figurative language to give the readers a clear image of how that moment was. The imagery this example creates lets readers see how the prisoners look like wolves and how they saw the two pots with soup like lambs that were easy to get but none dared to go near them because they were afraid of the