Night is a literary memoir by Elie Wiesel that was first published in 1960.  It is a harrowing account of a Jewish teenager’s experiences in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Structured around horrifying, semi-autobiographical events from Wiesel’s life, the first-person narrative explores the impact of those events on its protagonist, Eliezer, who loses both his innocence and faith in God and human beings. Read the plot overview or an in-depth analysis of Eliezer.


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See a complete list of the characters in Night and in-depth analyses of Eliezer, Shlomo, Moishe the Beadle, and more.

Literary Devices

Here is where you will find analysis of the key themes, motifs, and symbols in Night, as well as descriptions of other literary devices used in the memior.

Quick Quizzes

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Learn more about Night by reading a sample essay, three mini essays, and suggested essay topics.

Further Study

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