For the first execution, he was accused of stealing during an alert. When he was put up on the gallows, no one seemed to care. It had been so normal that people were being killed daily that they grew accustom to it. Elie Wielsel on the other hand still had some difficulties with it. He had gotten used to the thousands dying in the crematories, but this one still “overwhelmed him”(Wiesel 59), as he put it.
Throughout life, one learns through experiences to cherish even the simplest of comforts. Through pain and unimaginable suffering, it is impossible for one to not lose faith or hope in life. Throughout the book Night, Elie Wiesel’s experiences from before he even enters the camps, to the end where he is free. Explains the mind of one who has endured great suffering and lost, causing them to finally break after continuous torture. Leading to loss of faith in religion, life, and even humanity.
I had watched it all happening without moving. I kept silent.” (Wiesel, 54) Explanation: In this quote, the author uses imagery to show the reader how Elie’s father is being brutally beaten, Wiesel even adds a simile by saying “he seemed to break in two like an old tree struck by lightning.” This is another important quote to the theme of family, even though it is similar to the first quote. It shows that Elie valued self
While looking back to 1941 for Elie, once religious and compassionate, by the end of this story Elie gave up his faith completely and became rather unsentimental around the other prisoners. In the end, Elie as a person changed dramatically during the novel
“[He] spent [his] days in total idleness. With only one desire; to eat. [He] no longer thought of [his] father, or [his] mother” (Wiesel 113). Furthermore, once Elie’s father died, Elie cared about nothing except living another day. He pushed through the final moments of being a prisoner in a concentration camp and survived because he persevered through the torment.
During World War II Adolf Hitler sentenced the Jews to concentration camps to endure hard labor. Also known as the Holocaust. Wiesel was a survivor of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was full of monsters and dark times. Throughout his book the word night appears nearly every time something bad happens to Wiesel or his family; therefor, the word night can symbolize death or horrific events.
This is where—hanging here from this gallows..."(Night, Elie Wiesel) By including this memoir in his biography it serves a purpose as his memory and what went on in the concentration camps. This memoir gives readers a clue and deeper meaning of what Wiesel went through how it has changed him
In the world today, there are good kind hearted people, and there are also individuals who have immoral ulterior motives. But, to truly gain an insightful view of the person is to regard their actions under extreme conditions and pressure. While Elie Wiesel suffers during the Holocaust in his memoir Night, he witnesses the actions—whether good or bad, of the people he meets, and their motives that were never forgotten, as displayed in the novel. Since the Holocaust was an extreme event that caused pressure to make the right decisions, and suffer by the hands of the Nazis, or to act with neglect to the victims and be ridden with guilt, it can be said many Holocaust victims suffered, and some of the bystanders noticed and took action. One such
Therefore, at the end it didn’t even call their attention. Therefore, Elie knew his dad would leave him soon and he had to survive “He felt his father growing weaker and believing that the end was near, had thought of this separation to free himself of a burden that could diminish his own chance for survival” (91). Indeed,