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ThesisstatementEssayTopicTheDeath of Innocence and the Restoration of Hope

In&nbspNight,&nbsptheauthor and memoir writer ElieWieselhas expressed the pervasiveness, and unmatched evil as committed bythe Germans against the Jews shattered young Elie’s hopefulness andhis belief in the innate goodness of human beings.&nbspNight&nbspultimatelyshows how Wiesel was ultimately able to reestablish optimism andpositivity and certainty in others and to live with the immenseliability of pain that he conveys.


  1. Seidman, N. (1996). Elie Wiesel and the Scandal of Jewish Rage.&nbspJewish Social Studies,&nbsp3(1), 1-19.

Thisarticle authored by Seidman has focused on the book by Elie Wiesel.‘Night’with the main theme of silence dominating the commentary by thewriter. With reference to the writer’s idea, he has identifiedthat, the eternity doesn’t collapse through murder of God. Thereligious silence that is experienced in the ‘Night’ is accountedthrough Wiesel composition.Wiesel begins the essay &quotAnInterview Unlike Any Other&quotby explaining not so much why he became a writer but rather why hedid not write his Holocaust description. An assessment of theinterpreted versions of &quotNight&quot is presented.

Thearticle is an essential resource in reviewing the work that was doneby Wiesel in his book, ‘Night’.The editorial also provides an understanding of the work by theWiesel focusing on the scandal of the Jewish rage. The article isalso an essential resource towards the writing of my paper as it hasfocused on the issue of genocide in Wiesel’s book, ‘Night’.

  1. Garber, Z. (2000). Celebrating Elie Wiesel (Book Review).&nbspShofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies,&nbsp18(4), 172-175.

Thisarticle by Garber has given a broad review of the master piece workthat was produced by Wiesel in his book ‘Night’. This source hasin turn helped in highlighting the key themes addressed by Wiesel inhis writing as well as giving an insight into the broad view of the‘Night’. Garber has separated his review of the book by Wieselinto 5 parts. Part one entails stories and imagined writing, which isa comprehension of the book. Part two, the commentary is theinterpretation of the tragic moments. Part three, ethical andreligious reflection with respect to Wiesel writing. Thenthere is part four, human and civil rights, and lastly part five,which is the conclusion of the Wiesel book Night’. The resource isan essential one towards the writing of the paper, as it helpsunderstand the key themes addressed by the Wiesel in his book, Night.

  1. Bloom, H. (2010).&nbspElie Wiesel`s Night. New York: Bloom`s Literary Criticism

Thisarticle by Bloom about ‘Night,written by Wiesel who himself is a winner of Nobel Prize, is animportant exertion of Holocaust writings. The article is more of awitness to the horrors that were witnessed and endured by a boy whosefamily and freedom are denied to him. This priceless reference guideis one of the outstanding journals to have been written which offersan assortment of present essays and critical viewpoints. The book isa witness and enriches the awareness of the reader with theexperience of Wiesel. In addition, the source has included a timelineof the writer`s life and works, and notes on the contributors. Takentogether, Bloom`s Modern Critical Interpretations provides acomprehensive critical guide to the most vital and influential worksof the Western literary tradition.

Thissource will be equally important in the writing of my paper is it hasa detailed view of the Wiesel book ‘Night’, and in turn andessential source towards the writing of my topic. In addition, it hasoffered the occurrences in chronological aspect and hence it’seasier to understand the essential happenings as written by Wiesel inhis book. The book is presentation of the most significant20th-century criticism on major works such as that of Wiesel.

  1. Elie Wiesel retrieved on 13th April 2015. From http://xroads

Thiswebsite is an essential source to my writing of the topic, as it hasgiven the biography of Elie Wiesel with all the milestones andcontribution he has made. The website has given the life of Wieselfrom his tender age to the writing of his book the night.Additionally, the source has contributed to the understanding of theauthor, his life as well as his experiences which contributed to themain topic in question as well as the happenings that shaped hislife. Through understanding of Wiesel’s biography, the source haslightened up to his life. The advantage of the source towards writingof the paper as it presents an approach to the teaching of theNight&nbspatthe high school level that entails a pre-assessment followed byreader response and historical/interpretive analyses, which is arequirement for the paper in focus.

  1. Schwarz, D. R. (1998). The Ethics of Reading Elie Wiesel`s Night.&nbspStyle,&nbsp32(2), 221.

Thise-book presents an analysis of the book by Wiesel the ‘night’whichis a fictionalized autobiographicalbiography of Holocaust victim Elie Wiesel. Discussion on the fivestages involved in ethical reading and interpretationDifferentiation between ethics reading and ethics while readingAnalysis on the texts of the book. The source is an essential tooltowards the understanding of the topic, and writing of the paper. Italso includesinformation on Wiesel’s life and work, descriptions of life inSighet before the war. The resource has offered detailed life andactivities of Elie Wiesel, with tests which entails frequent periodphotographs and text boxes with historic material, which also entailsan index, timeline, conversation with Sara Bloomfield, glossary, anda bibliography, the source is a good for both middle-school andhigh-school audiences, and hence an essential source in writing of mypaper.

Oneof the key reason why the source is an essential towards the writingof my paper is the fact that, it excellently describes Wiesel’senduring effort to increase consciousness of past and prospectiveacts of genocide round the globe. A section of the HolocaustHeroes and Nazi Criminals&nbspseries.Moreover, the book is a good for teen readers, and hence an essentialtoll in the writing of my paper.

  1. Walker, H. A. (2009). How and Why I Write: An Interview with Elie Wiesel.&nbspJournal Of Education,&nbsp189(3), 49-52

Thearticle by Walker is representation of an interview with author ElieWiesel. The main focus of the interview was to enquire more about hiswriting, and its purpose. Moreover, the source will be very usefuland informative towards narrating and explaining factors and theincidents that contributed to the writing of the book, Night. Thesource also provides key answers to questions about the author andhis style of writing. This article is an essential source towardswriting of my thesis as it giving key information about the book byWiesel, Night’. Thissource will be reliable for my working thesis because it is a peerreview article that has been published in a credible journal.


Withreference to the identified sources, they have given a broad insightinto the understanding of the topic through the analysis of theauthors (Wiesel) work in his book, ‘Night’. The sourcescontribute to understanding of the topic question as well as writingof the paper. The sources provide background information as well ascritical analysis to help learners understand the works and life ofWiesel hence being essential resources towards the writing of paper.Combining the interview and the sources related to the thesis, thearticles used are credible as they are derived from one of thereputable sources, and are peer reviewed.


Seidman,N. (1996). Elie Wiesel and the Scandal of Jewish Rage.&nbspJewishSocial Studies,&nbsp3(1),1-19.

Garber,Z. (2000). Celebrating Elie Wiesel (Book Review).&nbspShofar: AnInterdisciplinary JournalOf Jewish Studies,&nbsp18(4),172-175.

Bloom,H. (2010).&nbspElieWiesel`s Night.New York: Bloom`s Literary Criticism.

Schwarz,D. R. (1998). The Ethics of Reading Elie Wiesel`sNight.&nbspStyle,&nbsp32(2),221.

HolocaustHeroes and Nazi Criminals: Elie Wiesel: Surviving the Holocaust,Speaking Out Against Genocide. (2006).&nbspLibraryMedia Connection,&nbsp24(5),74.

Walker,H. A. (2009). How and Why I Write: An Interview with ElieWiesel.&nbspJournalOf Education,&nbsp189(3),49-52