Night by Elie Wiesel

July 31, 2012
When I first started reading Night by Elie Wiesel, I assumed it was just going to be another play by play recap of the Holocaust. A story looking through the eyes of the average Jew being put through many treacherous things. In reality though, it was a lot more than that. Not only was the narrative of Elie terrifying, but also truly honest. It showed the amount of faith needed to survive in situations that are not exactly going your way. Throughout the whole story you read about how Elie wanted to show hatred towards God and questioned him ever so harshly and as much has he wanted to no longer believe in God, he knew losing faith would be the end of him. It in fact was an inspiring story which is one of the reasons why I loved it so much, it really makes you be grateful for all the little things in life.

Another thing I loved about Night was again, how honest it was. “If only I were relieved of this responsibility, I could use my overall strength to fight for my own survival, to take care of myself... I instantly felt ashamed of myself forever.” Was what Elie had said about his father when he became ill. Not only is that frowned upon for saying about a loved one, but it takes guts to come out and admit to thinking it. This bibliography you can tell was completely well made. There were no pointless thoughts or details that people learning about the holocaust, already new.

As for my dislikes, they were very minor. I just did not understand how the tale did not share his thoughts about his sister and mother. I get he knew they were dead, but I feel like the author could have portrayed his feelings towards those deaths a little bit more in detail.

Lastly, I would recommend Night by Elie Wiesel to all types if readers. Especially ones who are fascinated with the Holocaust just like me. You learn a lot of things you were not taught before such as workers received black coffee everyday and that a lot of the Jews still prayed over the deaths of many even though they had doubts about their God. That’s why I would also recommend this book to philosophers of Religion. In this story you get to know a lot of the normal Jewish things that take place. It’s a great book for getting an education on the truth.





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kaiii said...
Aug. 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm
I really liked your review. It was especially great because I could tell that it really struck a soft spot in you. Your review made me want to read the book.
 
xavierc96 said...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:29 am
Well done on your review like the organization and flow of the paragraphs. Also, I enjoyed seeing your likes and dislikes about the story. Already read the book and think you did a good review on it.
 
jayde0517 said...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:26 am
Reading this review really makes me want to read this book. Good detail and great review!
 
Taylor58 said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 11:08 pm
I read this same book and i thought your review was amazing. You really explained the book and about it in detail. I think its much better than mine and that you did an astonishing job.
 
Parker L. said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm
A great review on a book that I may be interested in. You pointed out your likes and dislikes and really went into the books true points. A very good review!
 
ScottishJames8 said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm
I agree with Ruby! It was a solid review and it was shown that you put a lot of efffort into it. I really liked how you organized your review into sections of what you liked, didn't like, and the recommendation! You also did a good job of giving a brief summary of the book but not to much. Overall I think you did  a good job, well done!
 
rubywanggg said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm
I really liked your review Kari! I loved how you added a quote from the book- I should of thought of that! But overall, I think you gave a very thorough review and I liked how you didn't just say what you liked about the book, you also said what you didn't like about the book and I thought that was very clever. I also really liked how you recommended this book to people. I just have one little thing to say, and it's that you used the wrong new. It's supposed to be *knew, but over... (more »)
 
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