Thesis Statement In Night By Elie Wiesel

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When responding to situations in life people must consider if doing so will benefit themselves or the people around them. In circumstances that demand quick thinking people often can not form a concrete decision based on how little information and time they have. In life people frequently must try to do so through their daily battles with the people around them as well as themselves. Thesis Statement In the literary memoir Night, Elie Wiesel illustrates how he faces many situations that require him to respond. Eliezer did not respond when he was beat by a guard but instead takes the advice of a french lady and waits until the moment is right as well he did not respond to the Kapo who beat his father as a result many instances just like these continually happen. Eliezer then finally responds to the men trying to throw his father out of the train car as he knows if he does not say anything his father will die. Body 1 While Elie is working at the electrical warehouse, Idek the Kapo goes on one of his fits of rage and beats him after the Kapo is done beating him a french lady strides over to him disclosing her advice. 'Bite your lip, little brother....Keep your anger and hatred for another day, for later on. The day will come, but not now....Wait. Grit your teeth and wait....'" (Pg.53) She is merely expressing how one must choose their battles and that even though humans must stand up for themselves sometimes we must wait to do so as timing is everything. Elie Wiesel struggles to fight through the concentration camp he must deal with many unfriendly encounters. “I had watched it all happening without moving. I kept silent. In fact, I thought of stealing away in order not to suffer the blows. What’s more, if I felt anger at that moment, it was not directed at the Kapo but at my father. Why couldn't he have avoided Idek’s wrath? That was what life in a concentration camp had made of me…” (pg. 54). Elie wrestles with the idea of how to respond and even if he should react he debates that if he does respond then he will get beat, but if he does not respond then he must watch his father be beat so he thinks to himself what would be more painful? By the end of the beating it is kind of ironic how Eliezer is more

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