Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Mason Ables Mrs.Loy W3 26, May, 2023 Night Analysis Ever been through an experience that changed one life? Maybe it was a family member passing away or a terrible experience. Now imagine that living that terrible experience over and over again without being able to even feel sadness or remorse. During holocaust this is what a boy had to go through. In “Night” by Elie Weisel he reveals that staying connected to one's emotions through times of disparity can be very difficult. This can be revealed through the use of character development. My first piece of evidence is a scene that emotionally scars Elie for the rest of the book. During this point in the book Elie's father had just experienced stomach pain and asked a German soldier where the nearest bathroom was and after seeing how weak and insignificant he first looked disgusted, then he slapped him and beat him.“My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even blinked. I watched and kept silent. Only yesterday, I would have dug my nails into this criminal’s flesh. Had I changed that much” (Wiesel 39)? This quote reveals how emotionally detached Elie truly is. By not intervening or at least saying something to the German soldier shows how truly dead he is inside. …show more content…

The scene talks about how the executioners would easily do their job. Then talks about how kapos forced everyone to watch the most awful hainings. “I WATCHED other hangings. I never saw a single victim weep. These withered bodies had long forgotten the bitter taste of tears” (Wiesel 63). As Elie says he just stood there in horror and watched as people were slaughtered, he was becoming so disconnected to his emotions. As he became more emotionally detached he began to develop more as a character through these traumatic

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