Night as a Symbol

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Night as a Symbol
BY: ERIK HYNES, DANIEL REEBER, AARON CASTLETON, AND
MICHAEL DELGADO
NIGHT- CONNOTATIONS (FEELINGS, EMOTIONS, IDEAS)
• Scary
• Dark
• Alone
• Being Chased
• Dangerous
• Death
• Mysterious
NIGHT AS A SYMBOL OF THE ENDING OF A TIME
OF HOPE/FREEDOM
• “Yet another last night…. How much longer were our lives to
be dragged out from one “last night” to another?” (Page 79)
• “Between them and us– one night, our last night.” (Page 79)
• “In a few moments we were all in rows, by blocks. Night had
fallen.” (Page 80)
• “Two people to a bunk. Goodnight. The first human words.”
(Page 39)
• “Shouts rose outside in the yard, where darkness had fallen.”
(Page 87)
ANALYSIS OF NIGHT AS AN ENDING
• Dragged from suffering to suffering
• Hope of the war ending soon
• When night falls, it is back to the suffering
• Represents endings and finality
NIGHT AS A SYMBOL OF SUFFERING
•
“It was a nightmare.” (Page 30)
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“We had already live through so much that night.” (Page 36)
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“Toward midnight, we were told to run.” (Page 38)
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“Winter had come. The days were short, and the nights had become almost unbearable.”
(Page 73)
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“The night was long and near ending.” (Page 93)
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“The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls.”
(Page 94)
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“And again the night would be long.” (Page 98)
ANALYSIS OF NIGHT AS SUFFERING
• Dreadful nights
• Long nights of pain
• Brought dark loneliness
• Over and over again
• Night considered good time to punish
NIGHT AS A SYMBOL OF LIFE WITHOUT GOD
• “Night fell… Suddenly the gate opened and Stern came in and
took my father aside.” (Page 10)
• This news bought darkness to these people
• Took out faith
• “There was nothing outside save the darkness of night.” (Page
25)
• Camp didn’t have faith in it
NIGHT AS A SYMBOL OF DEATH
•
Became interchangeable words
•
During their final walk most of the people died
• This night was death to most of the camp
•
“The night shadows.” (Page 28)
• Night brought many deaths
•
“That night the soup tasted of corpses.” (Page 62)
• Night even tasted like death
•
In the end of the book: Night = Death
PURPOSE OF THE BOOK NIGHT
• Never forget the events of World War II and the suffering that happened
• Show the suffering that people had to go through
NIGHT HELPING TO REACH PURPOSE
•
Night as a symbol helps achieve the purpose of the book
•
Shown well on page 32
• “Never shall I forget that night.”
• “Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the
desire to live.”
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World War II made life one long night
• Life that will never be forgotten
• Life of horror and suffering
•
Elie Wiesel used all of the quotes of suffering during night to help picture this horrible
scene
THE END

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