Elie Wiesel Analysis

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“Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” Elie Wiesel, a Jew that was born in the town of Sighet in Transylvania. Him and many others was taken from their home by Germans and got deported to many Concentration camps. No one can imagine what Elie’s been through, this has changed his faith and his heart of mind. What he experienced at those camps is burned into his memory forever. Elie’s identity changes throughout the year or years he’s been in the camp. One of the ways it changes is that he loses his faith. At the beginning of the story, Elie sought out a mentor to help him grow in his faith. However, once he began to experience the horrors of the holocaust, he turned away…show more content…
Another way that Elie 's identity changes is by heart. From the days or years of being in Auschwitz then Buchenwald, he starts to not care about others around him. In the story Elie watched his father be beaten and tormented many times in the camps and all he did was stand there, and do nothing about it. Once he got mad at his father for not avoiding the blows of the SS troops. This shows that Elie is drawing farther apart from his father and starts to only care about himself. Another instance where Elie loses his mind to not care anymore is at Buchenwald. Close to the end of the book Elie finds out that his father was killed or more like taken to the furnace, and Elie didn’t feel anything from the news. All he felt was relief; Relief that he won 't have to care for his father anymore.This shows that he doesn’t care anymore and all he cares about is surviving and food. All that Elie has been through at those concentration camps changed how he thinks and what he follows in heart. Elie, a teen that loves his father and has faith for his future. After seeing and surviving the German concentration camps he no longer has faith nor a family to care about. This all shows that Elie 's identity changed a lot from being in a concentration camp. Who can know what Elie felt from this. No one. Elie Wiesel no longer himself after the
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