Night By Elie Wiesel Differences

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Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is an autobiography about his time in Auschwitz during the end of World War II. Wiesel reflects on his loss, faith, and hope as he takes the reader with him through his journey during World War II. The Jewish community in the town of Sighet, Transylvania was were Elie and his family lived peacefully for most of the war. In 1944, the Jews here had yet to be affected by the war, and they had no fear about being taken by the Germans. This was until German SS troops begin to collect Jews from neighboring towns. Soon, Elie and his family are taken away from their home and to the nearest concentration camp, Auschwitz. Here Elie and his father, Shlomo, are separated from his mother and sisters. This is where they…show more content…
A similarity between the two are that they are both prisoners in the camp. I knew from the beginning that Elie was a prisoner and would not be given special treatments. I had to read further into the book the book to figure out that the Kapo is indeed also captive in the camp. Even though both of their situations are very much the same, they are also different because of how they are treated in the camp. The Kapo, who is more able and respected than Elie, is treated better. He is allowed more food and instead of being beaten he is the one that hurts others. The Kapo also would be one of the last to be picked during a selection. Elie is lean and easier to pick on. He would not be chosen to be in charge of the prisoners. Lastly, Elie and the Kapo are similar because of their religion. A major point that shows how religion relates the two is, “Some ten thousand men had come to participate in a solemn service, including the Blockälteste, the Kapos, all bureaucrats in the service of Death” (pg. 67). This reveals that the two are similar because of the way they show their faith. Although their experiences may be eminently different, they come together with the rest of their community to pray for everybody in the…show more content…
For example our families our completely different. Elie’s family is reserved and listens to each other while my family is very very loud. Another difference between the two of use would be our experiences in the camp. One reason my experience would be different if I was in the camp is because I am a girl. I know this because,”Men to the Left! Women to the right” (pg. 29). This shows that Elie and I would not go through the same things at Auschwitz. For all I know, I might have been treated better than he was. One thing that I believe that I would do the same as Elie is try to stay out of trouble. I know that some people in the camps would rebel which is something Elie didn’t do, but had thought about. I also think about doing things that I shouldn’t but stop because I would rather not get in trouble. Overall, Ellie’s experience would be harder than mine would
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