The Night Themes

By: Marcella Trujillo


Elie Wiesel's Night captures the hope of being saved and how the jews ended up giving up on hope, because most of them didn't have anything else to live for and were tired of being treated like slaves.


Elie Wiesel’s Night captures the doubt in the existence of God because Elie says “Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to dust” because, he did not know how God could let such things happen like the Jews being sent to the crematory, Jews being hung, and let alone the Jews being sent to the concentration camps.


Elie Wiesel's Night shows that relationships are hard to keep even if it was a family relationship, because if you are not completely focused then you could make a mistake and a little mistake could have a huge consequence in the camps. For example when Elie’s father was dying the head of the block told him he should worry about himself that his father was just dead weight.