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What is the moral/lesson in the book Night?

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noobcakes4603 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted January 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM via web

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What is the moral/lesson in the book Night?

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 12, 2012 at 8:48 AM (Answer #1)

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In Elie Wiesel's novella Night the moral lesson which is overwhelmingly evident is that of not giving up.

Throughout the novella, many of the characters struggle with the deplorable conditions, the physical and mental abuse, and lack of faith in God while in the concentration camps.

Given the explicit details provided in the novel, readers can easily see how the characters in the story began to (and did) lose faith in God, mankind, and the ability to survive. Over the course of the novella, Eliezer and his father struggle repeatedly. Readers can (at times when fully engaged) feel their pain and some may question how God allowed something so horrible to happen.

In the end, although a drastically changed person, Eliezel survived. After the abuse, the fears, the loss of emotion and religion, Eliezel survived; Eliezel never gave up (completely).


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