Torture In The Novel Night By Elie Wiesel

1050 WordsDec 4, 20175 Pages
Have you ever had that moment where you thought that you were having the worst time of your life? Well, if you have then you might want to rethink your definition of bad considering the torture that went on during the holocaust. Elie Wiesel was one of the victims that was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, the main character Ellie was altered throughout the book by his circumstances in Auschwitz. Before Elie was transferred to one of the most famous concentration camps, Auschwitz, he had always look ahead at the future and what he could use later to help him survive longer. Elie must have had to actually sit down and make a plan on what he needs to survive this torture camp. Elie states on page 32 “ I stood petrified. What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even blinked. I had watched kept silent.” Elie’s father had just been struck by one of the officers at the camp. Elie had been frozen in the moment and wasn't able to fight back because he knew that he could be killed or beaten. Elie’s father was very important to him because he is all that he had left after his mother and sister were taken away from them. Elie had never experienced something this bad. This came unexpected to Elie so he had no time to retaliate. Also, on page 52, Weisel says “My gold crown was safe. It could be useful to me one day, to buy something, some bread or even time to live.” A doctor who had tried to take the gold crown that protects Elie’s teeth out, was thrown in jail and was about to be hanged. Elie knew that his crown had worth in the future and that if he didn’t have any food or supplies when he made it out of the camp then he could use his gold crown to buy food or something that he needs. He had acted sick to hold off the operation which involved taking out his gold crown. Furthermore, Elie was discussing if he wanted a new pair of shoes with another boy on page 48 “Alright, he said. “I can arrange it. For pittance: Your shoes. I’ll give you another pair.” I refused to give him my shoes. They were all I had left.” Elie wanted to keep his shoes because he knew what he needed to survive and get through the camp. Also, I
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