Coleman Shanks

Elie Wiesel's "Night"

The story Night is about Elie's "journey" through the Holocaust. This story captures an amazing image of what prisoners endured during their time spent in concentration camps.

Themes of "Night"

Elie Wiesel's Night captures how the prisoners were only motivated by hope. They had nothing else but hope to think of and to keep themselves alive.


There was silence when the Hungarians were taken out of their home, and when Elie witnessed his father get beat up. This silence gives people a more realistic feeling of the awful things that were happening.


Prisoners in this book rebel against their faith because they feel that the presence of their God was unrevealing. They felt that their God was letting all of these things happen to them because they could not see the effects of what God was doing.