Decision Making By Elie Wiesel Analysis

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Decision Making by Elie in Night

The decisions made by Elie Wiesel in the book Night both positively and negatively impacted his life. These were decisions that the author thought were best for him or for his mother, sister and father. However, the particular decisions made by the boy in Night affected his identity, innocence, and significantly changed his view of life during his experience in the holocaust. In the beginning of Elie’s experience, he gets the choice to abandon the ghetto and go with the family’s former maid to a safe shelter. He chose to stay because Elie would have been separated from his parents and little sister. This choice had a negative impact, but also a positive one. The negative side is that Elie’s family stayed in the ghettos, and then the concentration camps. At the time, no one could believe the rumors about the Nazis. For this reason the Elie wouldn’t have known about the extreme horror that was lying ahead for his entire family. This choice positively impacted the author’s life by not being separated from his father. “Naturally, we refused to be separated” (20). Hypothetically, if Elie left with his sisters, his father would have no motivation to survive by not knowing if his family is
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When in the hospital, Elie got told the SS guards were going to mine the camp or the hospital patients will be finished off. All he could think about was being separated from his father. “I had made up my mind to accompany my father wherever he went” (82). Elie suggested to leave, because it seemed like the safest one of the choices. Later in his life, after the liberation of the camps, Elie learned that the Russians freed the people in the Buna hospital. This negatively impacted his life by knowing that he could have saved his father from dying at Gleiwitz, but chose the other choice by thinking it was

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