Comparing Elie Wiesel And Eliezer From Night

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English Period QuizNob Saysompheng9/6/14Mr. FriedmanComparing Elie Wiesel and Eliezer from NightNight, a novel based on Elie Wiesel's experiences during the WWII when he was in the concentration camp, is now categorized as a memoir and a fiction book because he uses his experiences during his life in the concentration camp to write the book but it's not similar to his real experience. The main character, Eliezer is a representative of Elie Wiesel and Elie uses his experience to write the book to make it more interesting for the readers to read but according to the novel, it is slightly different from his real experience. In this novel, Eliezer shares some similarities with the author Elie ...view middle of the document...

By doing a writing like Elie Wiesel, it shows that the novel is a memoir/fiction book because of the way he uses his experiences to right his novel, Night.[1: " Elie Wiesel." 2012. FamousAuthors.org 13 May,http://www.famousauthors.org/elie-wiesel ][2: "Elie Wiesel." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 10 June 2013. Web. 12 May 2014.<http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007176>]Eliezer the character who represents Elie Wiesel from "Night" also express his dignity of survival in the concentration camp throughout the novel; has shown that Elie wants readers to read about his experiences but slightly different from the reality. The novel includes the connection of his family and the neighbors in the Romanian town of Sighet where he was born, was taken away by the Nazis in a cattle car to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the separation of the family (male and female) during the selection process, mentally and physically stress that the character and the other prisoners experienced as hell is stripping their humanity of their skin, and the death march from Auschwitz-Birkenau to the concentration camp at Buchenwald. Eliezer has a way of thinking that he believe in god so much that after the Holocaust (after all the terrible events that had happened to him), he does not believe in god anymore but when in the book, it shows that someone is looking after him, "from the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes he gazed at me has never left me (page 115, from the novel "Night" by Elie Wiesel)". Elie Wiesel must want to show that, after the horrible problems, he wanted to show that god or his dad is gazing at him. Not literally but by imagining, I think he wants the reader to understand his feelings through this last sentence of the story. Eliezer and Elie Wiesel share some common experiences and behavior throughout the novel. [3: "Elie Wiesel." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 10 June 2013. Web. 12 May 2014.<http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007176>] As described, the author had used some of his experiences while in the concentration camp to make "Night" more credible to fit it in as a memoir/fiction book. To comparing the Elie Wiesel and Eliezer from the book, as a reader, their life are similar because of how Elie Wiesel uses his experiences during the Holocaust to make the novel "Night" interesting. To compare them with a source, according to pbs.org, the life of Elie Wiesel and his family has changed dramatically toward the downside during 1943-1944. According to the novel, when the family arrived to the concentration camp, the female and the male of the family were separated so they no longer can meet each other. "In a fraction of a second I could see my mother, my sisters, move to the right. Tzipora was holding mother's hand. I saw them walking farther and farther away;...

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