Summary Of ' Night ' By Elie Wiesel

757 Words May 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Andrew Giacona
Dr. Berg
EUH 1001-01Z
1 May. 2016
Essay on Night Have you ever had to make an instant decision that would significantly impact your life?
I certainly had to make some quick decisions and I’m sure you as well had to make some impactful choices. This is exactly what Elie Wiesel was forced to do when it came down to a life or death situation. There are 3 decisions that I had come across that I thought would be important if I was in Elie’s position to make a sacrificial or crucial decisions that would determine the outcome of your life or others. One of them is lying about ages. Another is Escaping or staying in camp. The last one is making a wise choice to eat. Let’s begin with the ages.
One of the decisions Elie had to make was when an inmate was yelling at Elie asking how old he was. The inmate was telling Elie and his father to lie about their ages to the officers so that they would not be killed. Elie, 15 and Shlomo, 50 had to lie about their ages by saying they were 18 and 40 so that they would be able to stay in the camps and not be sent to the crematorium. Elie had to make a fast decision that would be life or death and they chose the right thing to do by listening to the inmate. For all we know, the inmate could’ve been setting them up! Was that a wise choice for them to do? Next, we have the Escape.
Another decision Elie had to make was when he said “I had made up my mind to accompany my father wherever he went” (Wiesel 82). I feel that this is one of…

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