Night By Elie Wiesel Character Analysis

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People can change very much in bad situations like the people in the Holocaust, more specifically, Elie Wiesel, a 15 year old who got sent to a concentration camp in Auschwitz. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, the main character, Elie, changed in many ways throughout the book because of the different experiences and sights he had to go through in Auschwitz.
Before Elie was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, he displayed some positive character traits such as; faithful, courageous, and smart. To begin, Wiesel states: “He had watched me one day as I prayed at dusk” (4) Elie is talking to Moishe the Beadle (teacher in Sighet) and wasn’t afraid to express his faith. Obviously Elie is faithful because he is praying, but this shows that he is also very passionate about his faith and doesn’t care if people know if he is Jewish. Elie had this trait before he was sent to Auschwitz, and he made his faith number one. Further into his stay at the Auschwitz concentration camp, Elie starts to let his faith drift away, leaving him with almost nothing. Next, Wiesel states: “There could no longer be any doubt: Germany would be defeated. It was only a matter of time, months, weeks perhaps.” (8) Elie and his family were getting worried about the Nazi’s invading many Jewish homes. Elie becomes very confident to the situation and tells himself that the Germans will be defeated. Confidence is deeply displayed in this piece of text evidence because he begins to make it a fact that the
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