Analysis Of Teens In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Teens struggle with hardships every day. Although nothing compares to the teens that struggled in the holocaust.“Night” by Elie Wiesel is a tragic story of one teen’s struggle at a concentration camp: Auschwitz. That teen is none other than the author, Elie Wiesel, and throughout the book, Elie changes drastically as a person due to his time in the camp. Before his time spent in Auschwitz, Elie had many good character traits. For example, he was curious, sympathetic, and sentimental. Let me begin with the fact that he is sentimental, “I often sat with him, after services, and listened to his tales, trying to understand his grief. But all I felt was pity.” (Wiesel 7). This is when Elie is still in Sighet, and he’s listening to his friend’s tales of the Nazi Party. At this point, nobody believed him and the whole town thought that his friend, Moishe the Beadle, was crazy. Elie, however, sat and listened to him; he didn’t believe the stories, but he was sympathetic towards his friend and wanted to comfort him in Moishe’s time of need. Because Elie felt bad for the fact that everyone thought Moishe lost his mind, Elie listened to his friend rave about the Nazi party, showing that he’s sympathetic. On top of this act of sympathy, Elie was also sentimental. Wiesel states, “I refused to give him my shoes.” (48). In this part of the book, Elie and his dad had just arrived at Auschwitz, and someone at the camp offered Elie help to get into a good Kommando if Elie gave the man his

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