Analysis Of Night By Eliezer Wiesel

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Image trying to escape a deep hole of misery, with no escape. Night, a book created by Eliezer Wiesel, is a survival account put into the young Eliezer’s view of things, with his father as another main character. This memoir is an account of a survivor of the holocaust and the horrors he faced while traveling through the concentration camps. The story keeps up a suspenseful tone until his father died, leaving him dead inside and emotionless. Eliezer is a completely different man from the boy learning about Judaism, to the ghostly figure that now occupied his body. His believes in the beginning were extremely different from the way he thought and acted in the middle and the end of this memoir. Firstly, Eliezer’s actions in the beginning of the memoir is the polar opposite of some of the ideas and actions he did later in the story. On one of the first pages of this memoir, a character named Moishe the Beadle is pressuring Eile on why he prays. Eliezer's time in his Transylvanian town proves how faithful he was to his God,”’Why do you pray?’ he asked after a moment. Why did I pray? Strange question. Why did I live? Why did I breathe?”(Wiesel 4). This quote proves the loyalty and faith he had within him, it would be the same if someone asked him “Why do I breathe?” it would be a strange question to ask someone. Furthermore, this proves the thought that religion was central to his life, like breathing. Another piece of evidence comes from the time Eile asked his father if he was able to learn the ways of Kabbalah. Using this quote, I can prove my point,”One day I asked my father to find me a master who could guide me in my studies of Kabbalah”(Wiesel 4). This sentence helps prove the point that Eliezer always wanted to know more about his religion, even if it meant he had to understand the a completely different way on how to understand the bible. This idea was relatively new in the world, and this is why many jews didn’t want to even have a chance of betraying God. Although he was extremely passion about his religion in the beginning of this book, most of these thoughts dissipate by the middle of the book when he reaches Auschwitz. On the contrary of Eliezer’s almost blind believe in this almighty God, in the

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