Loss Of Humanity In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Loss of Humanity “I didn't know that this was the time and the place where I was leaving my mother and Tzipora forever”(29). In Elie Wiesel’s Night, this is where the book took a turn for Elie. He was still new to the concentration camp and he was being split up from his mother and sister forever. Loss of Humanity is what really changes Elie from a bright spirited boy, to a young kid that was sad almost all the time. At the very beginning of Elie Wiesel's Night, you meet Elie for and he wants to learn more about religion, but his father doesn't want him to. The city they live in, Sighet, was a little town that had no conflict ever, until things started to happen. Germans came into town and slowly drew the people out of town to camps. The first sign of Loss of Humanity is where Elie leaves his mother and sister forever. That changed Elie because he didn't know how to feel about this all happening in a matter of minutes. Later…show more content…
In the beginning of chapter 3, He says “If I was going to kill myself, this was the time.”(33). This young boy, with very little hope right now, wanted to take his own life. He had a feeling that they were going to face a slow death on the flames, so if he wanted to die, he wanted it to be quick. His dad, Schlomo, said to him that they have to stick together, and then they will get out of this mess together and alive. Elie witnessed many things that made him lose his inner happy self. He witnessed babies being burned, people being hung, and his own father dieing right above him while they were asleep. In chapter 3 of Elie Wiesel's Night, Elie states “My soul had been invaded-and devoured-by a black flame.” (37). This is a huge turning point for Elie in Loss of Humanity because he is saying that he no longer is himself, through all the pain Elie has become essentially a different person, and not a good
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