Character Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

750 WordsDec 3, 20173 Pages
What would you do if this day was your last normal day? What if you were taken to a concentration camp tomorrow,to be tortured and to lose everyone and everything. In Elie Wiesel’s memoir,“Night” he expresses and shares his torturous experience at Auschwitz. In The Horrific Book,”Night”by Elie Wiesel, the main character Elie, was transformed throughout this novel by his devastating experience in Auschwitz. Before he was deported to the concentration camps,Elie exhibited some positive character traits, such as mature,hopeful,and strong. In the novel Elie Wiesel wrote,“When they allowed us to return to the blocks, I rushed towards my father: “Did you eat?” “No.” “Why?” “They didn’t give us anything… They said that we were sick, that we would die soon,and that it would be a waste of food”(107). In this part of the book Elie is working, but his father is ill so he is forced to stay inside with the weak. This sections proves that Elie was a mature teen. Before Elie was deported to the concentration camp Elie was figuring his life out. Now most teens do this when they are 18,19 or even 20 years old, but Elie was 15 and he knew what he wanted to do. This makes a Elie a mature young teen. Throughout the book Elie loses a lot character traits,but this character trait stays with him in the book. Another example of a trait in this book would be when Elie wrote, “Father! Father! Wake up. They’re going to throw you outside…” His body remained inert. The two “gravediggers” had grabbed me by the neck: “Leave him alone. Can’t you see that he’s dead?” “No!” I yelled. “He’s not dead! Not yet!” “And I started to hit him harder and harder”(99). In this part of the book Elie’s father has fallen asleep, and he won’t wake up. This piece of evidence shows that Elie strong and hopeful for his father. He didn’t give up and cry he fought and let this inner feeling to takeover. I feel like Elie has always been like this,even before his deportation to the camps. I believe this because Elie throughout the book he is really strong and hopeful even when he when he almost lost his father. On the flipside in Elie Wiesel’s memoir he was a very different person after his catastrophic stay at Auschwitz. After Elie was rescued for the
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