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In Ellen Fines Book Legacy of Night The Literary universe of Elie Wiesel She analyzes Wiesels book Night as well as his other work In this essay I will discuss how Fines 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 Fines definition of a witness I also think that since Wiesel made the choice to write books about the Holocaust he also fits Fines role of a witnessThere 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 that he wrote books about his experience He wrote so humanity would not forget the horror of the Holocaust By taking the role of the witness he is helping for history not to repeat itselfWiesel brings the heartache and the terror of the Holocaust to life He uses dialogue and dynamic characters to turn his experiences into stories These stories are his way of excepting the role of a witness Wiesel is an active participant who chooses to give testimony Fine 3Wiesel writes from the perspective of a witness-storyteller Fine 2 Wiesel is a perfect example of Fines definition of a witness One must distinguish therefore between witnessing an event and bearing witness to it Fine 3 through his novels He uses his experiences knowledge of the Holocaust and imagination all mixed together to warn and inform audiences about the horro of genocideWiesel fits the description of a witness in his book because he
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