Elie Weisel was born into an Orthodox Jewish family in the small town of Sighet. Because he was interested in learning the Kabbalah, Ellie got the opportunity to meet Moishe the Beadle, a foreign Jew who taught Elie the Zohar, the Kabbalistic works, and the secrets of Jewish mysticism. One evening, all of the foreign Jews were expelled and taken to a foreign land. As months passed, everything went back to normal until one day, Moishe appeared back into the town of Sighet. Having escaped his hostages, Moishe comes back to tell his mortifying story and worn the rest of the community about the Gestapo. Unfortunately, no one believes him.
In the spring of 1944, little by little, the Hungrarian government establishes new rules in Sighet to all the Jews. Eventually, the Jews are taken into small ghettos surrounded by 19 foot barbed-wire fences. They are happy there, but not for long because one day his dad receives the news that they will all be getting transported to another place where no one knew about. Ultimately, the day arrives where all the Jews must evacuate their homes and leave the town. First, Elie’s family is taken away to another ghetto, but a few days later, the cattle cars come and take them away. 1)
“Jews, listen to me! That’s all I ask of you. No money. No pity. Just listen to me!” -Moishe the Beadle weeps and pleads for the town to believe his story about the evacuation of the Jews, but no one believes him. This line is very important because it shows foreshadowing and dramatic irony. 2)
“The Bible commands us to rejoice during the eight days of celebration, but our hearts were not it in. We wished the holiday would end so as not to have to pretend.” -This line shows how the Jews started to lose hope and faith, and how fear started to take over.
It proves that Night is a nonfiction novel because it presents a real life character that he met in the Kommando, which he later encounters with. It is based on real life...
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