Elie Wiesel undoubtedly accomplishes the goal of sensitizing the reader in this book Night. I can certainly say that as a reader of this outstanding book I was sensitized. Elie does this in a couple ways that all have glorious effects and really touch the reader. The most key way he does this is using such descriptive words when describing just how brutal and tormenting his experiences really were. For everything he explained he made sure to paint an extremely vivid and sometimes gruesome photograph in your head to make you feel like you were there. An exceptional example of this talent Elie has is when he is describing in the book when he first gets to the camp, he says “in front of us those flames. In the air, the smell of burning flesh” (pg. 28). This as you can tell paints a gruesome picture with his descriptive words, which will indeed sensitize the reader.
Elie doesn’t just uses descriptive words to sensitize the reader, but uses other ways to do so. He aswell talks about his own feelings at the time, sharing what was going through his mind during all the chaos. For example when he got there he was a fine young man and as he went through all the horrifying stuff, by the end of it he could just watch people die and get beaten in front of him and not even blink an eye. He points this out about himself and even knows there’s something wrong with him for being like this. A really good example is when his father is on his death bed for his last few weeks, Elie giving him food and water, and he knows subconsciously that he wants his own father dead so he can focus on his own survival. If this doesn’t sensitize the reader and show just how brutal it was, then I don’t know what would. As you can see Elie Wiesel does a superb job of sensitizing the reader using descripting words about his senarios, and telling us his feelings about what all happened.
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