What does night symbolize, as a theme and idea, in Elie Wiesel's novel Night?
The title of Elie Wiesel's book Night is no accident, as night is used symbolically throughout the story. Night, of course, is dark, and its use in this story is no accident' it represents the loss of innocence, the loss of life, and the loss of faith.
The most recognizable passage in this story occurs the night Elie arrives at the concentration camp.
Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed....Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.
It is this night that changes everything for him, but many awful things in this story happen during a literal night. The night before their arrival at the camp, Mrs. Schächter spends the entire train ride warning about the very thing they all find when they arrive at Auschwitz, and now it has...
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