Reflection In Night By Elie Wiesel

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When people think about the Holocaust, many excruciating things come to mind. The way the people were taken prisoner, the torture and brutality that caused many to lose their lives. Though most people have not experienced the torture and pain that was placed upon the Jewish people, The book, “Night” by Elie Wiesel, takes readers into the life that he lived as a child living in the Holocaust. This book tells readers about Elie Wiesel life prior to the Holocaust and after.Due to the atrocities witnesses and experienced during the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel, a once deeply religious individual, loses his faith in God, himself , and mankind. Elie Wiesel was a young boy living the best life he could possibly live when suddenly, everything changes…show more content…
Having to lie about his age and profession and being told what to do and when to do it is proving difficult for Elie. Elie soon begins to show readers that he is starting to give up on himself. Elie expresses this thought when he says” Only four more steps. Three. There it was now, very close to us, the pit and it's flames. I gathered all that remained of my strength in order to break rank and throw myself onto the barbed wire. Deep down I was saying goodbye to my father, to the whole universe, and against my will I found myself whispering the words “ Yisgadal, veyiskadash, shmey raba … May His name be exalted and sanctified. My heart was about to burst”(34). Elie is willing to give his own life, so that he doesn't have anything to do with the camps. Not only does this show that Elie was willing to give up so that he didn't have to go through the pain that he already saw coming, but it also showed the readers how bad the conditions of the camps were. Elie gave up on all hope that the prisoners were going to be liberated. He didn't think that this was even possible, for people to be so cruel came to Elie as a surprise. With Elie now feeling as though people were nothing but evil, he also loses his faith and trust in

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