Oppression In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night by Elie Wiesel gives a first person narrative of what it’s like to live inside of German concentration camps. This account represents the knowledge that Wiesel takes from his horrifying experience. His viewpoint offers new themes and lessons to readers. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses imagery to portray to readers that it is important to stand up to oppression and injustice even if one does not personally face being oppressed. This theme lies under the plot, as the author quietly presents his thoughts on the matter. Wiesel comments on how the world is doing nothing about the cruelty going on, “I pinched myself: Was I still alive? Was I awake? How was it possible that men, women, and children were being burned and that the world kept silent? No. All this would not be real…”…show more content…
The world as a whole is not interested in helping the Jewish people of Europe because it would not benefit them. Eliezer is coming to the harsh realization that part of human nature is survival of the fittest and doing things for personal gain. This is why it is an important point for Wiesel to make within his memoir. The brutality against Jews at the time tore families apart, which is tragic and can never happen again. Wiesel teaches the lesson that if any crisis like this happens again, the world must be on the right side of history and stand up to cruelty caused by oppression, by writing about how he was personally affected by this tragedy. When no one aids the oppressed, hopelessness arises for those in dangerous situations, such as when Eliezer has nowhere to turn, "The idea of dying, of no longer being, began to fascinate me. Not to exist any longer. Not to feel the horrible pains in

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