Silence In Night Elie Wiesel

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“He spoke of only what he had seen. But people not only refused to believe his tales, they refused to listen”(Wiesel, 7). The first time that the idea of silence is ever seen in the book is one of the scenes in the very beginning; where Moishe the Beadle arrives back in Sighet to tell the people of the horrors he had seen in the forest, but to no avail. The people shut him out; they say nothing to the man who has seen what nobody should ever see. It's a state of denial, the people have implemented the idea that no German army can come into their country. Their minds are set in stone, their lips are sealed, and they remain silent and unwilling. “Keep her quiet! Make that woman shut up. She's not the only one here”(Wiesel, 26). In the train to the camp, Mrs. Schachter is separated from her family and begins to have vivid hallucinations of flames and fire. After a while of shouting and screaming, she is silenced by …show more content…
It would seize upon some sleeping being, enter into him, and consume him bit by bit” (Wiesel, 89). This line shows how quiet death was. How eagerly the men awaited death to come and take them away, and how they didn't fight it, and instead welcomed it with opened arms. There was no triumph, no noise. The entire ordeal of the Holocaust happened in a hushed whisper, under covers, much like the book's title, Night. “Total silence in the camp. On the horizon, the sun was setting”(Wiesel, 64). In this moment, three men are hanged for their crimes, and the prisoners are forced to watch. They say nothing, and watch with sullen eyes as more and more of them are put to death like animals. It's the terror put into them from watching these constant hangings, shootings, and burnings that make the prisoners sit still and watch. Anyone worthy of calling themselves human would say something about the horrifying things happening in the camps, but these men were stripped of their humanity and simply

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