© Chris Pass December 7, 2005
Recurring Themes, Symbols, and Motifs in Night
|Suffering, death, and destruction have plagued this world since the beginning of time. The cruelty that humanity possesses is simply seen as a part of the human condition, a part of our human nature.|
| One of the most renowned testaments to this was the Holocaust, which was a logical outworking of the Atheistic humanist philosophies of Nietzsche, Karl Marx, and Darwinism. As the merciless slaughter of more than six million innocent Jews ensued, people across the globe were able to see the full extent, thus far, of human hatred and malevolence. |
The book Night, by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, gives a first hand account of the events that took place. Several recurring themes, motifs, and symbols are used by Wiesel to show the beliefs and ultimate moral decline that enveloped the minds of many Jewish survivors.
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