Night Reflection

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William Shakespeare once said, “Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall”. In the same way, people who go through life-changing events will either be overthrown by the world’s sin, or they will overcome it like a militia conquering another country. For example, in the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he states, “But now, I no longer pleaded for anything. I was no longer able to lament. On the contrary, I felt very strong. I was the accuser, God the accused. My eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in a world without God, without man. I was nothing but ashes now, but I felt myself to be stronger than this Almighty to whom my life had been bound for so long…” (68). Henceforth, throughout the book Night, the main character, Elie, is changed drastically by his near-death experiences in Auschwitz. Body Paragraph 1: Before Elie was taken away to Auschwitz, he shows many different character traits, such as spirituality, faithfulness, and a sense of understanding. E- First, Elie’s spirituality is shown on page 8 of Night, when he states, “I continued to devote myself to my studies. Talmud during the day and Kabbalah at night.” (Wiesel 8). R- Elie feels that he should study Jewish rituals because he wants to be closer to God. I think this tells the reader that Elie is faithful in his religion and faithful to God. If he hadn’t chose to study this, then he wouldn’t have learned anything about his faith and he wouldn’t be seen by others as spiritual. E- Later in the book, evidence

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