Elie Wiesel Character Traits

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In the past many horrific events have happened that many people choose not to believe. One of those events was the Holocaust. Millions of innocent people died during this tragedy, but what about the people who survived? How did this affect them? A survivor, Elie Wiesel, wrote about his experience during the Holocaust, and how it changed him as a person. In his book “Night”, the main character Elie went to the concentration camp Auschwitz. Throughout the story, he gained new character traits that he carried for the rest of his life. Before Elie went to the concentration camp, he had many character traits; such as, being caring, impatient, and optimistic. For example, Wiesel stated on page 15, “Get up sir, get up! You must ready yourself for the journey. Tomorrow you will be expelled, you and your family, you and all the other Jews,” said Elie. In this example, Elie is going into people's homes, warning and telling them, they need to get prepared for their long journey. This shows how much Elie cares about other people. Before Elie went to the camp, he believed in his religion deeply. On page 4 in Wiesel's book, he stated, “One day, I asked my father to find me a master who could guide me in my studies of Kabbalah.” Elie’s dad responded, “You are too young for that.” In this sentence, the character Elie is wanting to learn more about his religion, even though he knows that he has to be twice his age to learn about Kabbalah. Through his words, you can see that Elie is very
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