Night (A Book Report)

“For more than half an hour he stayed there, struggling between life and
death, dying in slow agony under our eyes. And we had to look him full in the
face. He was still alive when I passed in front of him. His tongue was still
red, his eyes were not yet glazed. Behind me I heard [a] man asking: Where
is God now”
The suffering of this child being hanged is comparable to the suffering
endured by many Jews during the holocaust. This quotation is found in just
one of many heart wrenching scenes found in Night, a biography of the
holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel. Wiesel stayed quiet about the holocaust for
ten years and his reasoning for this was, “I didnt want to use the wrong
words. I was afraid the words might betray it.” This also may account for
the fact that some of the sentences found in Night are very wordy and often
are overwhelming to the reader because of the amount of significance found in
each. This flaw, though, is very forgivable under the circumstances.

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