“Every encounter filled us with joy—yes, joy…” (Wiesel, 35) Eliezer had already adapted to his situation, using the word joy to describe the meeting. “In the afternoon, we cheerfully went to clear the ruins.” (Wiesel, 61) The above quote is a perfect example of how Eliezer continually adjusts his meaning of ‘happiness’ and takes nothing for granted. “But we no longer feared death, in any event not this particular death. Every bomb that hit filled us with joy, gave us renewed confidence.” (Wiesel, 60) In reality, freedom is still far away. Eliezer and the other inmates believe freedom is close; a loss of innocence would have meant a loss of hope.
Something that not only him but everyone else had to do was he had to live in the ghettos. He has to live with these things for his entire life, he has to life with watching the annihilation. During the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel changes from a spiritual, sensitive little boy to a spiritually dead unemotional man. Elie changed completely due to his experience at Auschwitz. He saw many things that changed his emotions for the worst.
“What are you, my god? I thought angrily. How do you compare to this stricken mass gathered to affirm to you their faith, their anger, their defiance” (Wiesel 66)? A year ago Elie Wiesel was dedicated to God. A year ago he had full faith.
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.
Elie Wiesel expresses his feelings about the existence of God in page 175 of his novel Night, he states: “Some of the men spoke of God: His mysterious ways, the sins of the Jewish people, and the redemption to come. As for me, I had ceased to pray. I concurred with Job! I was not denying His existence, but I doubted His absolute justice.” Although I have had some rough times and have felt hopeless just like this author, I have never lost faith or stopped believing in God. For Elie, having faith was one of the only things that kept him going and motivated him to stay strong and make it through all the horrible experiences he had in the concentration
Yesterday, I should have sunk my nails into the criminal’s flesh. Had I changed so much? So quickly?” (Wiesel 37). This quote shows that Elie’s greatest fear, even if he does not realize it is his fear of death; He fears losing his father but, it does not change the fact that he is driven by survival. The last time this happens is just before his father dies and Elie finds himself unchanged, still unable to give up his fear.
(Wiesel, 1258) that was elie trying to wake up his father s he is not thrown of the cart in the cold snow even though Elie must be so tired and took all his energy to do so. The way they felt about their father during their imprisonment. I woke from my apathy just at the moment when two men came up to my father”(1258) Elie didn’t hesitate at all to save his father's life from the Nazi soldiers. The analyzation between father son in this story is Elie and his father, and meir and his father have contrasting actions towards their fathers, such the way they cared for their fathers, and the way they felt about their father during their imprisonment is that they both cared for their fathers and one point but with the brutal and horrible things they saw felt dealt with everyday it broke meir and he died for that and lucky for elie he didn't lose it to that point but every relationship that near the holocaust got change even good or bad, if you see it or
"Religion is not man 's relationship to God, it is man 's relationship to man" (Elie Wiesel). Elie Wiesel was a twelve-year-old Jewish child when his world was turned upside-down after the German army invaded Hungary in the Spring of 1944. In his memoir Night, published in 1960, Elie writes about the time his father and him spent in Auschwitz-Buchenwald along with his struggle to understand and be faithful to God. This underlying theme reoccurs throughout the book, as Elie questions not only God but himself and his ability to stay faithful through the atrocities he witnesses. Growing up in a religious Jewish household, where his father devoted his life to the study of the Torah while his mother and sister worked in their family store, Elie 's "place was in the house of study" (Wiesel 4).