The “night” embodies thetragic times of torture that Eliezer had experienced during the times of theHolocaust. Example, upon Sighet, aTransylvanian village, the Jews had learned about their displacement ordeportation that occurred at “Night”.
Another example, Eliezer is taken toplace at Birkenau, a combination ofconcentration and extermination camp, which occurs during the night. Upon Buchenwald, concentration camp, Eliezer’sfather is seized which happens to occur once more in the “Night”. On page 21 ofNight, Eliezer’s father perceivesthat the Jews in Sighet, are going tobe compelled to leave their homes, which is the start of the tragic events thatwill happen to take place during the “night”. During Eliezer’s “firstnight”, at Birkenau, he saw thedeleterious events that has forever conflicted his mind.
On page 30, of Chapter3, Eliezer states “How could it be possible for them to burn people, children,and for the world to stay silent? No, none of this could be true. It was anightmare…” The first night in the campwas just too fearsome and paralyzing that it became a never ending horror ornightmare for him. On page 32, of chapter 3, Eliezer states “Never shall I forget that night, the first nightin camp that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed,”. Thisimplies that the first night in the camp that he had endured, is now engravedin his mind. On page 79, of chapter 5,Eliezer states “The last night at home,the last night in the ghetto, the last night in the train, and now, the lastnight in Bruna. How much longer were our lives to be dragged out from one lastnight to another?” When Eliezer states this, he’s emphasizing on the fact thatthere has been several occurrences of last nights for him, which he’s dealtwith while on the train, in the ghetto, and in Bruna.
Throughout one “night” inthe winter, Eliezer was nearly strangled to his mere death by a mysteriousperson, who he had no clue or initial thoughts for the reason behind it, but itcomes to shows that the “night” brings out the worst kinds of dangers. The “night” channels this huge conception of uncertainty,inconclusiveness, and fear for him. In conclusion, ElieWiesel’s use of the “Night” as a constant motif that alleviates the readers’comprehension to why the “night” plays and holds such a key role to the overallstory. He displays all of his experiences and events, in which he endured, thatmostly occurred during the night.
Wiesel helped the audience comprehend how thetitle of Night relates to the storyby sharing his narrative experiences.