Analysis Of The Book Night By Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel: Another Child Broken by the Holocaust Joshua Graham once said, “I survive because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” The honored novel, Night by: Elie Wiesel is a fantastically well composed novel conveying the horrors and, survivors of the famous Holocaust. This novel tells of the experience of Elie and his father’s journey through the period of time known as, the holocaust. All Jews were thrown out of their homes and brought to the concentration camps starting in 1933. Elie went through all three of the “ worst” concentration camps, while struggling with some of rough aspects of camp. Eliezer was torn from his mother and siblings at the beginning, then he had to go the industrious work from the labor camps. In the end Elie’s father did not survive the concentration camps so Eliezer ended up alone. These tragic events tore Elie from his former religious kind self, and made him a rough, almost non existent shell of his former self. To illustrate, Eliezer was once a young, curious, loyal, religious, child, “ By day I studied the Talmud and by night I would run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the temple” ( Wiesel 3). Dedication to the studies was something that described Eliezer very well, he even asked his father: “ … to find me a master who could
Williams 2 guide me in my studies of Kabbalah” (Wiesel 4). Eliezer was very close to his family, he often reflected on how close he was to his mother. His father was a well respected member of the community so Eliezer did not have as much time with his father. Although he was not as close to his father, he was still very loyal to his family. “ I did not want to look at my parents' faces. I did not want to break into tears” (Wiesel 19 ). By seeing his family in such distress and that worried Eliezer would have been very sorrowful. Seeing his loved ones in pain would bring pain to him as well. While this may be true, hard times lead to change whether it is a change in behavior or change in style. It is very understandable that changing his social normalities has lead to a change in both faith and trust. Eliezer's faith at the beginning of the novel is immensely
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