Analysis Of The Book ' Elie Wiesel '

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Everyone sees the world through their perspective, their own personal view. Often when asked to describe ourselves we find it to be difficult since we can only focus on the appearance of others around us rather than ourselves. Throughout the book Elie Wiesel has given detailed descriptions of his father “How he had aged since last night! His body was completely twisted, shriveled up into himself. His eyes were glazed over, his lips parched, decayed. Everything about him expressed total exhaustion. His voice was damp from tears and snow” (Night, 88).
This could possibly correlate to his physical appearance at the end of the book when he finally gives a description of himself saying “From the depths of the mirror, a corpses was contemplating me” (Night, 115). In the beginning of the book Elie was spending much of his time studying the Talmud and later one day, studying the Cabala. Elie started off as a little boy who had faith and innocence.
At Auschwitz Elie and the other prisoners continued to work for long hours with very little food. They battled the cold from walking or running to different camps while also working throughout the day.
Every week people would collapse from exhaustion one by one because the work load given was too much for them to handle. If any of them lost the strength to survive, they would be sent to the gas chambers also known as the crematoria or their body would be thrown into a pile of garbage. Elie Wiesel who at one point in his life had faith in…
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