Changes In Night By Elie Wiesel

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“I spent my days in total idleness. With only one desire: to eat. I no longer thought of my father, or my mother.” (Weisel 113) Elie lost many values during his times in Nazi concentration camps, and soon became a person that even he didn’t recognize. Wiesel promised himself that it wouldn't come down to that but, ultimately being surrounded by death, impacted him. After his imprisonment, he changed not only changed emotionally but, physically and spiritually as well. Elie Wiesel was deported at the young age of 15, his life would quickly change from the average teenager’s struggle to an unchosen, inhumane lifestyle. “The student of Talmud, the child I was, had been consumed by the flames.” (37) Emotionally, Wiesel experienced unbearable events that many today can’t even begin to imagine. Obviously, this left an emotional weight on his shoulders, pushed down by scenes he would …show more content…

Weisel also changed spiritually. He went from a student eager to learn about the Jewish Kabbalah and Judaism Talmud to questioning his faith. “Blessed be God’s name? Why, but why would I bless him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because He kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and the Holy Days? Because in His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death?” (67) Weisel thinks this thought during a Jewish prayer gathering while others around him pray to the God that he no longer believes in. Watching the gruesome events such as hangings, shootings, and beatings made turned him into a non-believer. Not only did Elie lose faith in God but also begins to secretly rebel against his religion. During Yom Kippur when the Jews are supposed to fast, Wiesel follows his father’s commands to eat due to starvation but thinks of it as an act of rebellion towards God that he is pleased

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