How Does Elie Wiesel Change In The Book Night

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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. Elie and his family were lucky enough to stay in the same home they had owned, but they had to share it with other Jews. After the ghettos the Jews had to go to concentration camps. Elie and his family were the last section to leave the ghettos which is actually a huge advantage. The first group of leaving the…show more content…
He changed as a person because he was used to people dying that it didn’t even bother him anymore. But in the beginning Elie when he first arrived at the camp he wasn 't used to seeing people dying. On Elies’s first day at Auschwitz he saw “a truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. Babies!... thrown into flames” (32). Elie couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Poor innocent Jewish babies were thrown into the air. Another example in the worst of humanity was when the camp that Elie had been in before everyone had to leave it. Instead of taking a train the prisoners had to run to their new camp. It was pouring snow everyone was tired and freezing, they didn’t have a lot of clothes on, if the stopped or took a break or even walked they were shot and killed. Many of the prisoners dies but somehow Elie and his dad survived. When they arrived at their new camp the “Kommandant announced that we had already covered twenty kilometers since we left. Long since, we had exceeded the limits of fatigue. Our legs moved mechanically, in spite of us, without us” (87). Elie was so tired while he was running that he fell asleep and was sleepwalking. He would then wake up when he was going slower because someone would run into

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