Conclusion That Elie Wiesel
Night Annotated Bibliography
Kelly Winters, Critical Essay on Night, Nonfiction Classics for Students, Vol. 4, Gale, 2002.
In Kelly Winters article, Critical Essay On night She comes to a conclusion that Elie Wiesel has a distinct writing technique. Winters doesn’t force a particular feeling on the reader , but instead gives direct details to stun and enhance the novel .In the book Night Wiesel is initiated as greatly religious. Soon they are invaded by the Nazis(Germans) and are forced into camps. Wiesel begins to panic when his father passed because he felt content. This emotion terrified him. Wiesel also believes that the invasion corrupted his people. However, Wiesel is developed by the terrible position he was in and is now a successful man.
Winters report is extraordinary due to the quotes she used to support her stance. “Wiesel does not tell the reader what to think; he simply presents events as plainly as possible and lets the readers think for themselves. Such as the mass killing of babies who are thrown into a flaming furnace, or the hanging of the children”. This goes to reveal that Winters utilizes an astonishing approach by expressing the destruction of the Jews to construct a convincing story.
Furthermore, “Eliezer's community is shattered, and his religious request is interrupted when the Nazis invade… Eliezer is yanked out of his sheltered existence and forced into a world where babies and children are slaughtered… death is everywhere and among the living cruelty becomes rampant as prisoners fight for their own survival… Eliezer moves steadily into degradation in agonized physical world.” Winters uses this quote from Night, which endorses her proposition of the loss in belief and hope that is introduced in the beginning of her article.
Winter’s writes in a purpose to bring a deeper insight to the Holocaust. Winterssignifies the terrors and the changes one faces. For example,”Wiesel describes a man who has obtained some bread, whose son attacks him to try and get it away… He collapsed. His fist was still clenched around a small piece [of bread]. He tried to carry it to his mouth. But the other one threw himself upon him and snatched it The old man again whispered something, let out a rattle, and died amid the general indifference. His son searched him, took the bread, and began to devour it.” This quote reveals that the Holocaust destructed the Jews behavior by making them violent and desperate for food.
Winters tone is complex throughout her article is despondent. Since the Jews were os blind and unconcerned they were captured. This is shown to be an unintelligent decision and they will suffer for not listening to the crazy man. Winters says, ”Throughout the book, people are frequently optimistic, and their optimism is inevitably show to be foolish. Early in the book, people in Eliezer's village assert that the Nazis will not harm the Jews-- despite evidence to the contrary when a man who escaped a mass execution early in the war comes back to Elizer’s village and tells his story. Instead of listening to his evidence, people simply regard him as a fanciful madman.” This goes to show that the Jews were brainless and they should’ve listened to the man because many would not have had to suffer physically.