By Elie Wiesel
In Elie Wiesel’s Night, he recounts his horrifying experiences as a Jewish boy under
Nazi control. His word are strong and his message clear. Wiesel uses themes such as
hunger and death to vividly display his days during World War II. Wiesel’s main
purpose is to describe to the reader the horrifying scenes and feelings he suffered
through as a repressed Jew. His tone and diction are powerful for this subject and
envelope the reader. Young readers today find the actions of Nazis almost unimaginable.
This book more than sufficiently portrays the era in the words of a victim himself.
Wiesel appeals to logos, ethos, and pathos in Night. The reader’s logic is not so
much directly appealed to, but indirectly the description of the events causes the reader
to think and wonder how they actually took place. Logically, how were the horrifying
events in World War II carried out? How could such tragedies have happened in the
twentieth century? Wiesel appeals to ethos for the obvious reasons. The book is a memoir
of his life as a Jewish person during World War II. He is a qualified author for this