In Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, he uses a unique and remarkable writing style for his methodof narrating the story.
Wiesel in Night has done the most difficult things onecan do as a writer. He put the horrific experience in the concentration campsinto words and writing while finding enough words to describe his experience ischallenging. The authors writing style that is unique to his writing and mosteffective on getting his emotions and message across to the reader is hisfirst-person narrative and sentence structure. Wiesel tells his story from afirst-hand perspective but uses reduced language and short sentences instead oflong and complex sentence structure. This writing style gives the reader thefeeling of urgency with his fast pace and abrupt shifts in his writing. Forexample, when Elie and the rest of the Jews in the concentration camps wereexpelled from the barracks and beaten it was narrated that, “Then came a hotshower. All very fast…ordered to run some more. Another barrack: the storeroom.
Very long tables. Mountains of prison garb. As we ran, they threw the clothesat us: pants, jackets, shirts” (36). The short and simple sentences reflectwhat was happening at the moment and the length of these sentences allows thereader to see what Elie was seeing.
Without the use of long descriptions andcomplex sentences, the reader can imagine the moments with his straightforwardand simplistic way of description. His sentences are fast pace becauseeverything was happening very fast and Wiesel portrays this to his reader inthe same pace of that moment, ‘all very fast”. The author in his memoirprovides basic and easy to follow sentences that jump from one place to anotherthat allows him to get the message across to his audience by using the simplestwriting method rather than boring the reader with long complex sentences with alot of detail. His fast pace of writing and abrupt shift grabs his reader.