Night, by Elie Wiesel

Night, by Elie Wiesel, shows detail of gruesome images in death camps during the Holocaust which concludes to the “Red Army” pushing to Germany. However, as father and son struggle to help each other, the father dies, before the liberation of Buchenwald
The writing is straightforward which helps convey the mood of the story to the reader. Night shows details in death camps that Anne Frank could not describe. It is obvious that Night deserves 10/10 at the very minimum.
One quirk to the story was that while keeping his father alive, the son still wished to get rid of his father, feeling that his father was a burden to carry. However, he still fought and kept his father alive for as long as possible. Yet, when his father died, the son instantly thought, “Free at last” (Wiesel 106).
Wiesel used many literary devices, one of which was visualization. By using sharp visualization, one could depict small hints that would lead to foreshadowing. Wiesel also used many quotes from Jewish Religion to show the personality of each character and how they would treat religion in the face of adversity.
Although this book may not be for the weak hearted, ones who look for a good book about human survival must read Night, by Elie Wiesel.

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