Character Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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It is a common assumption among numerous people in the world that the Holocaust never existed. In fact, almost fifty percent of the world population never even heard of the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel helped people around the world learn about the Holocaust through his book “Night.” He wanted people to see the bravery, courage, and guilt of the Jews through his book. “Night” shows the horrific and malicious acts in the German concentration camps during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel successfully created a clever plot consisting of dialogue, introspection and dynamic characters to make his story realistic and compelling. Elie WIesel changed the protagonist Eliezer, an observant Jewish youngster, that strived to delve deeper into the mythical traditions of his religion, changed to a person that questions God’s greatness, a disloyal son and a person that only seeks personal gain.
The protagonist, Eliezer, proves to be a very dynamic character. One of the most noticeable change in Eliezer is that his perspective and beliefs of God has changed dramatically. Eliezer even asked his father to find him a master to guide him in his studies of Kabbalah which is an esoteric method of discipline which is a tradition in Judaism. This is illustrated when Eliezer states that, “One day I asked my father to find me a master to guide me in my studies of Kabbalah.”(Pg.4) Eliezer was a observant and curious kid that had a huge interest in his religion. He even wanted to learn more about his religion
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