Night Questions and Answers
by Elie Wiesel

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Why does Wiesel choose the word "Night" as his title and how does he use it in the book? I'm so confused on this book... I have a test on it and we know we'll have 2 extended responce on the book. One being about the theme "night"... So I just need clarificaton. Quotes would be nice as well... Thanks!(:

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Hi Dancebuglove,

Wiesel frequently talks about the night as a time of darkness and confusion -- much like the time he spent in the concentration camp.  The quote from which the title was taken appears in Chapter Three: "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."  The quote falls on page 67 in my version; as I said, it appears in Chapter Three.  Thus, "night" more metaphorically talks about the darkness and confusion that Wiesel felt while he was at the camps.

Hope this helps!

Teacher Holfie

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