I Was A Body In Garet By Elie Wiesel

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In Sighet, Elie lives a healthy life and never has to worry about a shortage of food or medicine. But once he is captured by the Nazis, his life begins to change. Elie’s captors give him rations of bread and soup each day, but these portions are very small and are barely enough to keep a human being alive. Soon, the only thing Elie can think about is his hunger, which is illustrated in the following text excerpt: “I was a body. Perhaps less than that even: a starved stomach. The stomach alone was aware of the passage of time” (Wiesel 50). Elie struggles to focus on anything except his malnutrition, and it makes him lose part of himself. Along with starvation, Elie was subjected to extreme physical labor in the Nazi concentration camps. Elie
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