Character Analysis Of Night In Night By Elie Wiesel

1053 WordsDec 1, 20175 Pages
Imagine, a world where nothing looks as it should. The amount of hate so high, it’s practically unbearable. Everyday you wake up with this feeling that you’re going to die; sometimes you don’t even fear this happening. In the book Night the author Elie Wiesel takes the reader to a place in time that they wouldn‘t ever want to be; a place with terrifying experiences were the usually. All of these awful experiences, during the Holocaust, truly changed Elie as a character. Before, Elie was sent off to a concentration camp he had many good character traits. For example, Wiesel states on page 109, it speaks of Elie being caring. “‘Eliezer...Eliezer… tell them not to beat me…’ [my dad said]... I began to insult his neighbors…”Elie describes how…show more content…
The evidence allows proves that Elie is turning into a nervous and terrified person as soon as he begins this traumatic period of his life. This specific sentence from the book shows how he had a big weight on his shoulders from worrying about if he was going to live or survive. Though Elie had a great personality before the concentration camp, things took a turn for the worse as his life dramatically changed. As the story progressed, so did Elie as a character. For example, On page 54 Wiesel states, “What’s more, if I felt anger at that moment, it was not directed at the Kapo but at my father. Why couldn’t he have avoided Idek’s wrath? That was life in a concentration camp had made me…” Instead of pointing the finger at the Kapo, who is truly at fault, Elie lames his father for getting beat up. He knows that the anger should be flipped around, but can’t help but to feel this way because of what the camp has made of him. This is surprising because earlier in the book he had always showed a caring tone to his father. However, as life gets harder, his anger/resentment towards his dad grows. This trait is noticeable from the fact that Elie was constantly angry and blaming someone for something. This piece of evidence helps show that the concentration camp has turned Elie into an angry person. As times get ever worse Elie begins to questions why he would bless God
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