Elie Wiesel Night Quotes

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Unnati Morker
Night Essay
The Change of an Innocent Boy Elie Wiesel was very young during the Holocaust time period. Before the Germans invaded his community, we saw an innocent child who believed in god, loved his father, and knew who he was. Elie had hope that everything was going to be alright, but slowly over time the hope slowly fades away. Elie was faithful to god, loyal to his father, but he lost himself to the flames that destroy everything including himself. Elie was a very religious person, and wants to study the Talmud. Elie cries over the synagogues being destroyed every night, then what happened to that faith? During the holidays in camp, Elie questions his faith in god. He does not believe that his people should be suffering for no reason. “ Praised be thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine altar?” (Pg.67) This quote contained the device of imagery. There is a boy who looks at all those people with hope, but then there is …show more content…

“The student of Talmud, the child I was had been consumed by flames. All that was left was a shape that resembled me. My soul had been invaded and destroyed by a black flame,” (pg. 37). The fire was a strong symbol. The fire represented destruction to everything that came in it it's way. Elie did not know who he was anymore. All he saw was body with no life. He lost his identity to the flames that consumed everything, The flames took away homes, families, and souls. Elie lost his faith and his father to the Holocaust. He had hope that everything will end soon. The flames will quit devouring everything. Most people that survived the Holocaust can never forget all the torture that they went through. Even after escaping, the memories will forever haunt the person. They have a tattoo that constantly reminds the Jews that they were prisoners. The number was their only identity during the

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