Night Culminating Projects
Annie, Ellie, and Francis
The wordle that our group created included many themes found in the book. The main themes that were found in Night were silence, struggle with faith, and night. These themes were chosen as the main theme of the wordle because silence had to to with God’s silence. Elie would constantly, throughout the book ask, “Where is God?”. He wondered why God had led him to this horrible fate and wasn’t there for him. A quote found in the book about silence is “Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live.” This shows how powerful God’s silence was and how it affected Elie. Elie experienced a struggle with faith throughout the entire book. He believed God had abandoned him. He couldn’t believe the atrocities that God was allowing humans to commit, and the pain and suffering that God was putting him through. God wasn’t answering Elie’s prayers and Elie resented Him for it. Night is a major theme in the book because it shows the darkness that Elie encountered during the Holocaust. Elie was alone and had no idea of his fate. He only saw darkness ahead of him. The other words in the wordle encompasses the themes of the Holocaust.
This painting represents many of the main themes featured in Night. The silhouette of a man holding a finger to his lips represents silence and darkness. Elie receives silence whenever he asks where god is. His prayers to god are only ever answered by silence. Elie is alone and feels only darkness and silence around him. Prisoners, in the concentration camps, were smart to keep silent when they were in the camp, or else they’d get beaten or killed. The Star of David in the background is painted yellow to represent the sun, for the jews. Their religion was the only thing that held them together and brought them a shimmer of hope during the war. In the background is the Nazi flag, the Nazi’s controlled them; it takes up the whole background because the Nazi’s consumed their lives.