Examples Of Hope In Night By Elie Wiesel

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“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” -President Snow in The Hunger Games. The book Night by Elie Wiesel is a true story about the holocaust. In the story the main character, Elie, experiences terrible things. He is so hopeful that things are going to get better (after all how could they get any worse) and he is so fearful that his last bit of hope will be taken away and he will give up on life. Elie experiences the worst things that we can imagine. How could anyone have hope in such darkness? What could anyone fear when they have lost everything? “Never give up hope, no matter how dark things seem” -Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: the Clone Wars. In the beginning of the story Elie is hopeful at every turn. He has a bright, hopeful future and then he and his family are taken away. When they are in the ghetto Elie is hopeful that he and his family won’t have to leave. He hopes he and his family will be okay. However his hope is taken away from him. He and his family arrive and they take his group near a crematorium. Elie is hopeful that he and his father won’t be taken into the crematorium’s deadly fire. But when he gets inside the camp he wishes that he would have been killed by the deadly fire. Later on in the story Elie meets his Uncle Stein. His Uncle asks him how his wife and sons are doing. Elie doesn’t have a clue but lies and says they are okay. This renews Uncle Stein’s faith but later on his village comes to the camp and Stein discovers that they died a long time ago. This news crushed Stein and he died days later. He lost his hope. Elie watches this scene unravel and hopes that he won’t lose his last bit of hope, his father. However he would soon lose him. “No! I yelled. He’s(Elie’s dad) not dead! Not yet!” Elie on page 93 in Night. Elie’s last bit of hope, his only reason for living, is his father. His father slowly starts to fade away and Elie can’t let him die, because then he’ll be dead soon after. However what happened in their relationship might have been worse than him just dying. One day when he, his father, and a group of other prisoners are being transported. The prison guards began to throw bread in their transport and then men began fighting to the death. Elie watches a son attempt to
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