The Monster Called Oppression : An Argumentative Analysis Of Night

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The Monster Called Oppression: An Argumentative Analysis of Night

Tragic events occur every day, but these events rarely hold the power to rattle the whole world. The Holocaust is one of the rare events that did manage to rattle the world and all of the people within it. In the novel Night, Elie Wiesel recounts the biographic story of his scarring excursion through the Holocaust. Elie starts by describing life before the war, and he gradually informs the reader of his experiences and the changes caused by the war. Once Elie is sent off to the camps with his father, their relationship grows and evolves. Mr. Wiesel’s exposure to the horrors of the Holocaust modifies his attitude, his personality, his views on life, and his religious beliefs. Many people’s lives changed as a result of the Holocaust, and Elie’s was just one of the many. Elie Wiesel uses Night and his own life to enlighten readers of the effects of the Holocaust, in order to show that when extreme oppression is present in a society it loses all sense of innocence and morality. Wiesel first shows this loss of innocence when he smells the burning flesh of fellow Jews in the ovens of the concentration camp. Elie loses his innocence too early. As a result, Elie will bear an emotional scar for the rest of his life. The events and actions Wiesel participates in are shadows that will constantly darkening his life until the day he dies. Elie Wiesel loses his innocence through grim experiences and knowledge he…

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