Elie In Ellens Eyes
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In Ellen Fine's Book, "Legacy of Night: The Literary universe of Elie Wiesel." She analyzes Wiesel's book, "Night," as well as his other work. In this essay I will discuss how Fine's Definition of a witness pertains to Elie Wiesel. "The witness can be defined as the person who sees or kows by his or her presence and perception; and the one who testifies in words and deeds" (Fine 2). Fine also talks about bearing witness, "taking the responsibility for speaking about it" (3). I think Wiesel fits Fine's definition of a witness. I also think, that since Wiesel made the choice to write books about the Holocaust, he also fits Fine's role of a witness.
There are two main ways that Wiesel takes on le temoin. Le temoin, translated from French, means the role of the witness. The role of a witness is that after observing a phenomenon you to take the responsibility for speaking about it (Fine 3). Wiesel first made the choice not to be silent. The second is t...
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