"Night" by Elie Wiesel Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Night" by Elie Wiesel
Critical review of account of Jewish author's childhood experiences in Nazi death camps.
# 11987 | 1,350 words | 4 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 25, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Literature (German)

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"Elie Wiesel's autobiographical account of his life through the period of the Holocaust, Night, is a terrifying account of the horrors of that period through the eyes of a child who sees his family killed and whose own spirit is sorely tested even these many years later as he looks back on these events. The book is powerful and affecting, and it also serves as a very strong portrayal of the entire era of which the Holocaust is a part. This book presents the real effects of history, not the changes in leadership and the movements of armies but the changes in the lives of real individuals who become the victims of other people's hatreds an ambitions. The book can also be seen as an exploration of personal identity and an attempt for one man to come to grips with the fact that he has survived while so many did not...."

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