Positive Character In Night By Elie Wiesel

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No matter when and where you live, there will always be a possibility that genocide could be committed. There could be a world in which every piece of technology is state of the art, society is progressing, and individual people are inspired to prosper. Yet, a populace of people could still be genocided under no repercussions from any civilians and government members.An eon such as this occurred about 78 years ago, in the year of 1944. An appalling tragedy known as the Holocaust was in full swing with the fascist dictator, Adolf Hitler in charge of the Nazi regime. People were suffering, becoming people they didn’t even know they could be. One example of this is in the book Night by Elie Wiesel. The main character, Elie, transforms into a different person through his suffering that he encountered in the extermination camps. Before the war, Elie was ardent, faithful, and motivated. He then transformed into hating god, losing all of his motivation, and having outright disgust in people. Before he went to Auschwitz, Elie exhibited many positive character traits. Some positive character traits he exhibited were the qualities of being motivated to succeed, faithful to God, and confident in humanity. “Yes, we even doubted his resolve to exterminate us. Annihilate an entire people? Wipe out a population dispersed throughout so many nations? So many millions of people! By what means? In the middle of the twentieth century!” (Wiesel 8). In this piece of text, Elie states that he
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