Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir about him and his dad in 1944-1945, at the peak of the holocaust. They face problems any jew would face during the time. Elie changed physically, mentally, and spiritually throughout the book. The holocaust reminds us of a horrible time in history which “cause us to reflect on our own fears and insecurities” (Shmoop 0:12 - 0:19). The despair of Jews in that time led Elie and his father being treated awfully which ultimately physically impacted him.
During the holocaust Elie had to overcome a whole lot of things and mature quickly to survive. Then he had to think of things to keep him going; “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” Thoughts to keep his head still staying up and to not to be quiver, but to be strong, independent, emotionless. He was trying to stay strong to stay alive and keep going on.
Going farther into the story, Elie gave up things of his own to help his father survive. Elie exchanged his gold capped tooth for his father's temporary safety. He also would give his father his extra food and put himself in danger of being shot
In paragraph 3 it says “ A piece fell into our wagon. I decided not to move. Anyway, I knew that I would not be able to be strong enough to fight off dozens of violent men!”. This quote shows how Elie was mature and smart enough to not go for the bread, or he will get hurt. This shows later on to be the correct choice,
Cruelty Functions in the Book Night Cruelty, inhumanity, savagery, barbarity, are all words that describe what Elie Wiesel had to endure during the Holocaust. The book Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir of a victim who survived the Holocaust. During the book Night, Elie shows who he truly is through the fear and suffrage of the Nazis actions to him and his family during the Holocaust. Cruelty can alter a person's outlook on life very easily. Elie Wiesel, who actually wrote this book survived the holocaust,he was generous enough to share his experience while in the holocaust with the whole world.
Brother against brother, father against son, many would fight their own family for a small bite of food. This is important because Elie had to watch a son kill his father for a piece of bread, and then himself get killed by another group for the same crumb. Those men then proceeded to all fight each other for the piece of bread. Elie, though, tried his best to give his food to his sick father, but was met with bad attitudes of the other sick patients around him. They told him to not only eat his own food, but to eat his father’s portion also, as his father had little time left.
Elie Wiesel was a young boy when he did survived the holocaust.. In his memoir Night, we follow his journey as a Jewish boy in a time where expressing your religion could mean life or death. Between living under the watch of Nazi regimes, trying to keep his father alive, and surviving the inhumanity of others, Elie’s had fought and lived through the genocide unlike any other. However, surviving the holocaust does not come without a price. Wiesel lived at the sacrifice of his faith and identity, which were left in fragments after the existence of evil that left a permanent scar on his life. At the start of life, a person will be given an identity that they will be able to shape and mold through experiences and beliefs.
Elie believes it's better to fend for oneself rather to help one another. Elie and his father have been in Auschwitz for 3 weeks. His tent leader was had been explaining what they were to do this week. He says three days in quarantine after you will go to work and tomorrow medical checkup. He then asks Elie if he wants to get into a good unit.
The Holocaust took the lives of over 6 million Jews. Elie Wiesel wrote the horrific story called Night. It recalls the brutal tale of the Holocaust, that stole the lives of the innocent. However, death wasn’t the only thing it claimed. The Holocaust took so much more from it’s victims; their faith, their humanity, and their chance at life.
I was terribly hungry and swallowed my ration on the spot. My father told me, "You must not eat all at once. Tomorrow is another day … “ In this section, his father is teaching him to save some food because he did not know when they would eat next. Elie also received “... a present for me: a half ration of bread”
Stand Up For Injustice: Elie Wiesel and The Perils of Indifference The Holocaust was a time that will forever be marked in history as a tragedy for mankind. Whether someone was a prisoner, a Nazi, or a bystander, every person was affected in some way. Because the Holocaust took place so long ago, many people forget how it could have destroyed an entire race of people. They forget that millions of innocent lives were taken because of hate.
The Holocaust was a terrible time in the world’s history. Not many Jewish people made it out of the Holocaust alive, but Elie Wiesel not only made it through the dark years, but he also wrote a book and delivered a speech. Both of these things were meant to tell the world about the horrors that happened in the concentration camps and raise awareness about the Holocaust. The book Night tells us what Elie’s journey throughout 1943-1945 (the time of the Holocaust) was like with Nazis controlling the Jews. In the speech Perils of Indifference, Elie explains why it is dangerous to not have an opinion on certain topics.
Elie was held captive in concentration camps from 1944-1945. During his time in the concentration camps, he became grateful for what he had, overcame countless obstacles, and more importantly kept fighting until he was free. [The Holocaust is very important to learn about because it can teach you some important life lessons.] You should always be grateful for what you have, no matter what the circumstances are. This lesson can be learned when Elie says, “After my father’s death, nothing could touch me any more”(109).
Elie was a strong character to begin the book and as time progressed you can see that certain events can seriously affect a person. No matter how strong you think you are or how passionate you are about something, your views can always be altered due to a specific event. Anyone has the possibility of change whether it’s good or bad. How you face situations creates your identity for the future and you may not be
As Elie was pondering on this thought he began to feel guilty, but he could not help but feel a scant of curiosity. He thought about what it would be like not to have the weight of such a colossal responsibility on his shoulders. Deep down Elie knew his father could not do it alone; he needed Elie, it was a vital piece in Schomo surviving. This is not what Elie was