Character Analysis Of Night In Night By Elie Wiesel

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“I figure, sometimes, bad things happen to us so we can achieve a higher purpose and attain greater happiness and fulfillment in life” - Omoakhuana Anthonia. Sometimes, bad things have to happen to people for them to realize their true potential and purpose in life. This proves true for the survivors of the holocaust, they now have the power to stop things like this from happening ever again. For Elie Wiesel, this is especially true, after he survived he went on to write the book “Night”, this book has really helped people to understand what truly happened and to gain respect for the survivors; he also went on to win a number of awards, including the nobel peace prize. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, our main character, Elie,…show more content…
Elie trusts that there is someone watching over him and keeping him safe. All things considered, before Elie was revealed the horrors of the holocaust, he had a large sum of positive character traits. Furthermore, while still in Auschwitz and after he was liberated, Elie started to reveal the side of him that acclaimed many negative character traits. First of all, toward the end of the book, Elie was nonchalant and numb toward all the terrible things that happened at Auschwitz, “Very close to us stood the tall chimney of the crematorium’s furnace. It no longer impressed us. It barely drew our attention” (Wiesel 104). After moving to a new camp, Elie was unphased by seeing the new crematoriums. Now that Elie and his father were transported to the new camp, they are unfazed by everything that they see. The things they witness would shock most people, but Elie and his father are used to it. This proves that Elie changed after experiencing Auschwitz, he went from being shocked every time he saw something new at the camp, to barely even noticing those things. In addition, Elie also becomes very disinterested and apathetic after he arrived to Auschwitz, “Suddenly the evidence overwhelmed me: there was no longer any reason to live, any reason to fight” (Wiesel 99). Based on the evidence he had, Elie believed his father was dead. Throughout the whole book, Elie has been staying with his father and keeping them
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