Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Over six million jews died during the Holocaust; that’s about 64% of the total jewish population before 1945! Night is about fourteen year old Elie Wiesel and his experience with the concentration camps Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, Gleiwitz, and Buchenwald. In the book ‘Night” by Elie Wiesel the protagonist; Elie, is affected by the events in the book because of his father, his loss of self-worth, and his loss of faith on his religion. In the book, Elie’s father affected him because he was always with Elie from the beginning to end. As it says on page 35,” ...the same thought surfacing over and over: not to be separated from my father.” However, Elie viewed his father more as a burden near the end as it says on page 112, after his father’s disappearance he said to himself “... Free at last!” All of these excerpts show that Elie was very worried for his father at the beginning. He tried his best to stay with him and follow him around. From the middle to end, Elie still cared for his father, but he cared more about himself. He lost all feelings, as everything that had happened had numbed him. He was so selfish that. When his father was taken away, he was actually happy! …show more content…

He was only known as Eliezer to a few people and a number to anyone else as stated on page 42,” I became A-7713. From then on I had no other name.” This implies that Elie lost everything and felt like just a number, there was nothing unique about that point and on, he lost it all … except for his shoes. His shoes were the only thing that was unique about him, it was his last hope. According to page 48, it reveals that,” I refused to give him my shoes. They were all I had left.” this proves that everything was his shoes, maybe it was a way to remember his old

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