Horror And Evil In Elie Wiesel's Night

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The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel takes place in the 1940s during the Holocaust. It was a time of darkness and disgust. This excerpt shows the horror and evil in Auschwitz through the eyes of a young Elie. The significance is that in the face of death, people will always seek to grab onto a slimmer of hope. The first time we see this occur in the excerpt is during the beginning of the first selection, Ellie talks about his friend Yossi saying “Yossi was murmuring something between his teeth. He must have been praying. I never realized that Yossi was a believer. I had even always thought the reverse” This event shows that Yossi is praying to God because he is afraid. He is trying to find hope and comfort by praying. Usually Yossi isn’t religious

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