In the memoir Night, a book about holocaust survivor’s experiences. The survivor is Elie Wiesel and the details of his experiences are described very well. There is a quote shown that is Wiesel’s poem Never Shall I Forget. The quote significant because it shows how Elie Wiesel experienced and felt when he was first transported to Auschwitz.
The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel remains a constant reminder of the horrors that happened to him and many others during the Holocaust in 1930’s through the 1940’s. The Holocaust was a tragedy that resulted in millions of Jews being murdered. One of these unlucky people who experienced this was Elie Wiesel. While in the camps, he experienced beatings and defeat daily. The torture he endured changed both his relationships with close family and friends and his faith.
In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie, a thirteen year old Jewish boy, lives in Transylvania, Hungary with his family. Elie practices his religion by going to mosques and praying. However on the seventh day of Passover, the Germans arrested the leaders of the Jewish community. One of the big impacts they had was going to the unsanitized ghettos. In the ghettos the Jews were trapped in a big area of homes that were surrounded by walls.
In the story “Night”, Elie Wiesel walks us through his horrible experience that he had to go through as a little boy. Just recently, I got to hear this experience from a different perspective from a survivor of the Holocaust, Mr. Guy Prestia. He talked to us about the horrible things that he had to go through for years and years, but he survived. I am honored to show you how Mr. Guy Prestia exemplifies the qualities of a survivor as described in some quotes from “Night”. To begin, Mr. Guy Prestia is doing his job of stepping up and using his voice, to preach about what he had to go through, that some others can’t do.
Mason 1 State of Humanity Davyn Mason Ms. Wasserman ELA B 30 Jan. 19th 2023 We live in a society where humans are born cruel. We see hate and tragedy on a daily basis, which has caused us to become numb to it. In the novel Night by Eliezer Weisel, we follow the experiences of himself during the holocaust. In his story we see many examples of human cruelty, but not all from the people we would expect. While not all humans are evil; a majority of people do not learn from mistakes, ”different” people are treated differently, and humans show their true colours in distress.
In this book Elie speaks of his hardships and how he survived the concentration camps. Elie quickly changed into a sorrowful person, but despite that he was determined to stay alive no matter the cost. For instance, during the death
Faith is such an important part of life. It is the drive, the motive to live, to breathe, to feel. When faith is lost, so is the reason to exist; life is lost in oblivion. Faith is a truly powerful weapon and as the story of Eliezer 's life during the Holocaust is played out through this book, a first-hand perspective is gained of what someone can do to cause questioning of faith and how people respond, whether by strengthening faith or losing it entirely. Eliezer is hit with every hard trial imaginable within a year of his life and eventually withers and hardens into this completely new person than the boy he was when he first stepped into that cattle car expelling him from Sighet, his home, and life.
In Night. People in concentration camps tried to protect each other but struggled very hard to do so. Sometimes, they barely had a chance to begin with. For example, Elie witnessed someone kill himself because they already committed all he had left to taking care of a family member and was stuck. “A terrible thought crossed my mind: What if he had wanted to be rid of his father?
World War II had been raging for two years and was bout to enter Sighet. The Germans attempted to commit genocide on the 'lesser ' races, particularly Jews. Through the brutality witnessed, acts of selfishness, the death of his father, and the loss of his faith, Elie changed. Elie became a young man with a strong sense of mortality through it all. By the end of the war, Elie claimed to see himself as "A corpse contemplating me."
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.
He showed the readers a personal view of the Nazi's treatment to the prisoners. The hell Elie went through in the camps is something that he will never forget. In contrast the dehumanization the jews received was very harsh it was something that changed their lives forever. They lost their possession, family,morality and their identity. Because of the strength Elie had through this horrible experience he has gained a stronger
The holocaust makes physical and mental alterations to Elie’s life, and this tells the reader that the people who did this are effective and impacting, also it shows that Elie’s mind is controlled by what he was experiencing. Way back at the start of the book the readers see an adolescent boy who is studying Kabbalah, but when suddenly German officers come to ship the Jewish citizens out of his town, Elie wants to run away. By
Think of a circumstance where you were so hungry and thirsty, that you did not even care to think about your father anymore. That circumstance goes against common father-son relationships. The common father-son motif is where the father looks out and cares for the son. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he explains why the circumstances around a father-son relationship can change their relationship, whether it 's for the better or the worse. Since the book is about the life of Elie in a Nazi concentration camp, the circumstances were harsh and took a toll on multiple father-son relationships.
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).
The cruelty of the German officers at the concentration camps change Elie’s personality throughout the novel. At the beginning of the novel, Elie is deeply religious and spends most of his time studying Judaism. However, by the end of the novel, Elie believes that God has been unjust to him and all the other Jews, and has lost most of his faith. The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well. The events of the Holocaust forces the prisoners to fend for themselves, and not help others.