Night By Elie Wiesel Conflict Analysis

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In the nonfiction novel Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie battles an internal conflict of his actions whether he should help his family or not. Elie ultimately resolves this conflict by not taking part in helping his family at all in the end; however this choice illustrates his true character as both caring and stoic. Elie’s decision to care about his family before he also reveals the universal theme that he should help himself before others.
Elie is willing to obey the concentration camp rules and discard his own thoughts and he has to an internal conflict that he has to overcome and obey the rules and not be scared. In the situation in the quote I am going to be talking about a man that comes inside their camp and he is holding a gun to people that are not obeying him and if you obey then you don't get the gun pointed to him. “Their fingers on the trigger, they did not deprive themselves of the pleasure.”(Wiesel p85) While Elie was stoic in this moment when this person has a gun and did not care if they would kill or not, it is also clear that he notice that he has his finger on the trigger and that he is ready to shoot people that are not obeying. …show more content…

At the end of the book his father's dies and he doesn't feel anything for him. Elie says “I did not weep, and it pained me… deep inside me, if I could searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!....”(Wiesel p112). When elie says I did not weep and it pained me that I could not weep reveals that he was stoic and that he was enduring his pain. Also when it says searched the recesses of my feeble conscience reveals that he is caring and that he is lacking physical strength and his sense of right and

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