Night By Elie Wiesel Analysis

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The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, tells the story of a young boy surviving through the Holocaust. The story conveys the effects of this barbaric event on the boy emotionally, physically, and mentally. This crude, genocidal imperial impacted millions of people. This story focuses mainly on Elie Wiesel's perspective on the Holocaust; considering his many years of labor, servitude, and transportation through multiple concentration camps. At such a young age, he was put through torturous anguish. Throughout this story, he explains the effect of the Holocaust on him as a boy along with how he handled it. Elie Wiesel portrays how the Holocaust emotionally impacted him throughout his entire memoir, Night. A significant emotional challenge for him was determining a way to keep his father and him alive, especially as times got more difficult as the story continued. Elie saw many boys abandoning their fathers. For instance, Zalman was running alongside Elie in transport, while aware he was ahead of his father. Elie assumed that Zalman thought his father was a gratuitous obstacle for survival. Or when Meir-intentional or not- killed his father for bread. He was determined not to echo their methods. Though, as time went on, that goal got harder to achieve. Men would tell him that his father's death was inevitable, he should be saving himself, and he “could have two rations of bread, two rations of soup” (Wiesel 111; ch.8). He considered this “only [for] a fraction of a second, but it
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