It is important to remember, however, that there is a difference between the persona of Night’s narrator, Eliezer, and that of Night’s author, Elie Wiesel. Night is narrated by Eliezer, a Jewish teenager who, when the memoir begins, lives in his hometown of Sighet, in Hungarian Transylvania. Eliezer studies the Torah (the first five books ...
He will never forget the faces of the burning children nor the night he loses his belief that God is just. As this passage suggests, the title Night carries a lot of symbolic weight in the book. It refers literally to the night of the burning children, and metaphorically to the darkness of mourning, and the darkness of Eliezer's life without ...
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Cultural identity is a part of a person's identity, or their self-conception and self-perception, and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture.
The government of Oceania is far more interested, the book implies, in controlling what its citizens think than they are at controlling behavior. If one can do the former, the latter follows automatically. The Thought Police are the Party’s way of achieving this end. When Winston is being tortured at the end of the novel, O’Brien says:
He works day and night to idealize the dream of Old Major. They prepare seven rules “7 commandments” called animalism for a life of equality among the animals. With a vision of a promising future ahead: less work, better education, and more food, the animals work hard.
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