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Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld



Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
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    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508

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Night by Elie Wiesel
Night

mtl1701, October 19, 2013

Being born and raised in Hawaii, I forget all of the privileges that I am granted access to. I forget the lush and beautiful green mountains, and the perfect white sanded beaches that only Hawaii can offer. After reading Night by Elie Wiesel I see how ignorant I am. It showed me how lucky I am to live in a place where I have freedom and equal rights. In the 1940s the Jewish people were living in times of pain and fear. They had no rights, no freedom, and no faith. I think many Americans have forgotten how lucky we are to have equal rights and to live in a nation based off of freedom.
Wiesel’s Night is a terrifying and exhilarating memoir of the life of Elie Wiesel inside of the concentration camp. He talks about the pain that he had to endure both physically and mentally throughout his time in the camp. During the memoir Elie talks about how he slowly starts to lose his faith on things like the world and even god. In one section of the memoir Elie talks about how he is so mad at god for putting him in the place that he is, he says, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for (33)”? I could never imagine myself living without faith.
Till this very day I still can’t believe that the genocide happened, this was a cruel and terrible act that Adolph Hitler committed. I gained a deeper understanding on the terrible things that took place in the concentration camps, after I read this memoir. It showed me that even though you are going through hell you can’t quit. Elie never quit and he survived. It’s like the saying, at the end of the storm there is a rainbow.
This is definitely a never put down memoir that will always keep you interested and exhilarated.
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