Eli Wiesel’s Night

This paper presents a critical review of Wiesel’s novel, focusing on the struggle of the soul in the face of brutality.

This paper analyzes Eli Wiesel’s work as a representation of the holocaust that has not been romanticized. It deals with the irony of Wiesel’s life- that he survived as a human but he lost his humanity. It discusses Wiesel’s description of the brutality of the camps and its effect on family ties, relationships, love and other emotions. It explores Wiesel’s experiences with torture and the way that his beliefs and faith were changed by this experience. The paper also deals with the difficult choices he had to make and the loss of conscience experienced by holocaust victims. The paper concludes with a look at man’s inherent struggle for survival.
Eli Wiesel’s narrative of his experience in a German concentration camp Night is one of the few media representations of the era, which does not make a mockery of the tragedy. The chronicle of one mans life; the book presents the tragedy without the romanticism. It is a depiction of the events that were so inhuman, so innately callous that they caused a man to lose faith in everything.