In Elie Wiesel’s Night, a Jewish man gets sent to a concentration camp before the rest of the people in his town did and he came back to try to warn his fellow people about the pain and the bad things that come with concentration camp. He sounded real but nobody wanted to believe him. They were trying to be positive and they tried to think that would never happen but it led to their downfall when they met their match and were put into a concentration camp and weren’t prepared.
It doesn’t take much to say something really powerful. Especially in this novel, the author doesn’t have to say much to make the message and what the Jews went through so powerful and real. He only has to take 115 pages full of words to prove her point. It only took him 8 words to explain how hard it was to separate from family and not be able to ever see them again or even know how they’re doing when they’re at the same camp as you, but separated.
Silence is a huge theme in this novel and it doesn’t just have to relate to the Holocaust. These two quotes bring up the cliche quote that everyone says
“Evil prevails when good men do nothing.”
So just because this novel talks about what happened in the past, it doesn’t mean that we can’t apply the same things to our lives today.