Characters In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Do you think you’ve ever felt pain and fear in your life? The people in the Holocaust definitely have. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, the main character faces many struggles from the beginning to the end of the book. Elie, the main character, changes dramatically because of his experiences in Auschwitz and the struggles he went through at the camp. Before Elie was sent to the concentration camp, he exhibited many character traits. These include being observant, hopeful for the future, and faithful in what he believes in. On page 3 of Night Wiesel wrote, “Physically, he was as awkward as a clown. His waiflike shyness made people smile. As for me, I liked his wide, dreamy eyes, gazing off into the distance.” Throughout the book, Elie observed how people looked and how they acted. In the quote above he is observing how Moshie the Beadle looks and acts. He also does this while in the ghetto so he won’t get beaten for acting out of line. Also in the book Wiesel wrote, “Confidence soared. Suddenly we felt free of the previous nights’ terrors. We gave thanks to God” (27). This was when Elie was just getting off the train to head to Auschwitz after being stuck in the train for many nights. Like the quote says, he was very happy to be let out of that train car because there was no room to move and hardly anything to eat and drink. What he didn’t know is that he was just being lead to something much worse. Elie was hopeful that all he was going to do there was work in decent
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