Elie Wiesel Reflection

1000 WordsDec 5, 20174 Pages
Many awful things happen in the world to innocent people. Many people who haven't done anything wrong get punished, hurt, broken, and disrespected. Like in the book Night by Elie Wiesel, the jewish people didn't do anything but have their own morals that they believe in. Yet, they were brutally and morbidly tortured in Auschwitz until they wished for death upon themselves and others. On page 32, Elie states with a strong passion, “Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.¨ When Elie says this, it relates back to the message i believe is conveyed throughout the book. In life, bad things and good things will happen, but thats´s life, and that won't change. Yet,it´s what we do about those things and how we react to those things that determines how it will turn out in the future. In the book ¨Night¨ by Elie Wiesel, the main character, Elie,changes through his traumatizing events he experienced in Auschwitz. Before Elie went to Auschwitz, he exhibited many positive character traits such as intelligence, compassion, and kind heartedness. On page 56, Elie states ¨I couldn't stop thinking about my father, he must have suffered more than I did. At this point in the book, Elie is at home worrying about his father because he is weak and strengthless because of all the hiding and fighting form the Natzis who are trying to send the jewish people to the camps. Before Auschwitz, Elie had still dearly loved and cared for his father, as he does and is proven in the quote. This shows through instead of worrying about his own well being, he is worried about his father's well being and suffering and wants to know if his father is okay. This shows Elie’s selflessness and compassion for others. Another quote Elie says corresponding with the first quote is, ¨We were masters of nature, masters of the world¨…. At this point in the book, Elie is with his family safe from the Nazis and he says this to show that he and his family are still alive and free. This shows his great respect for others and his family specifically. This proves how highly he thinks of others and people

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