Character Analysis In Night By Elie Wiesel

1011 WordsDec 4, 20175 Pages
Torture and suffering is something that should be considered cruel, and not human-like, that is not making the world a better place. The time of the Holocaust was a taunting, and dark times in the world, where torture and suffering seemed the right thing to do to people. Elie Wiesel was a victim of the torture and suffering by the Germans, in his book Night, and spoke up when he survived. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, the main character, Elie, was a really good person and showed many positive traits, but when he was sent to the infamous death camp, Auschwitz, that forced him to change his character. Before Elie went to Auschwitz, he exhibited many positive character traits. (Such as Compassion, Depressed, and Friendly. An example of…show more content…
Clench your teeth and wait…”’(Wiesel 53). This is an act of friendship because she did not need to stop Elie to help him, but it paid off eventually because they reconnected when they found themselves again in a metro. And Elie treated her with such kindness, and they became friends after the Holocaust, which paid off with Elie being friendly to her, which Elie could have also ignored the girl’s advice. So to wrap up this section Elie showed many positive traits before Auschwitz, that he clearly already had and proudly developed before. But what would come next would change him for life. While, and after Elie was at the torture, and death camp, Auschwitz, he dramatically changed some of his characteristics.(He became innovative, strong, and determined). Elie shows innovation on page 96 when he said, “As we were not permitted to bend down, we took out our spoons and ate the snow off our neighbors’ backs. A mouthful of bread and a spoonful of snow.. The SS men who were watching were greatly amused by the spectacle”(Wiesel). Here he found a way around the rules, since they did not have water, they used the snow’s liquid and melted it in their mouth, with the little body heat they had in the harsh conditions, to get hydrated. The next example of Elie’s change is strength, which many members of the Holocaust had lost, as on page 70 the author states, “The old men stayed in their corner, silent, motionless, hunted-down creatures. Some were praying. One more hour.
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