An Analysis Of Elie Wiesel 's ' The Jewish Scriptures '

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Set in early 1930’s Sighet, Elie Wiesel is expected to do as he is told and continue to further his studies in the Jewish scriptures. Young Elie becomes intrigued by the vast amount of knowledge he has absorbed over his youthful fifteen years, and determined to verse himself in Kabballah, a more intense and deeper branch of the holy texts. Going against his father’s word, he dives into the water, swimming into depths uncharted by all Sighet boys his age. One day, in his search for intellect, Wiesel met a man, worn by age, and wised by life. Moishe the Beadle he said he went by. The two shared a special passion for Kabballah. Upon meeting the Beadle, Elie began to extend his learning. Time progressed until Moishe the Beadle vanished with no word. Days later he came back in a state quite unexplainably poor. The man was sad and scared out of his mind, but it was the worry and the concern that had spoken to Elie and the villagers. It was his worrisome and concerned voiced that pleaded everyone to listen. To heed his advice and run. Run far and wide. Run, and don’t stop. Run until they reached a safe haven. The boy cried wolf but the villagers did not seize to listen, not even once. Little did they know what fate had in store for them. Finally, the monsters and creatures crawled out of the darkness of the Beadle’s “imagination.” Impeccably charismatic, and skilled in the field of first impressions, the behemoths won the trust and respect of many of the people in no time… but it

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