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Night Elie Wiesel Book Report

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“Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future.” This was written by Elie Wiesel. He published a book describing life during World War 2. During the holocaust, Elie is a young boy who is taken to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp.Throughout NIght, the main character, Elie experienced horrible events causing his loss of faith, emotional changes, and desire of death. Throughout the 1940’s Jewish men, women, and children were forced out of their homes and sent on a treacherous journey. Elie Wiesel, along with his mother, father, and three sisters were taken from their home in Sighet, Transylvania. They soon were in transit on one large cattle car with about eighty…show more content…
Elie started out as a very happy Jewish boy with a loving family and a happy home. Towards the end of the holocaust Elie feels little to no emotion. On page 48 he writes, “I want to stay with my father.” Elie is desperate to stay with his only family member he has contact with. This soon changes. On page 112 Elie states, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” After his father starts to get sick they are brought to the medical center where his father suffers from dysentery. He is given thicker soup and Elie gives him his rations of bread. Though he is aided through his sickness he still worsens. Shortly after, Elie wakes up to another man sleeping in his father’s cot. His father had died but instead of grief, Elie felt relief. On page 113 he says, “I remained in Buchenwald until April 11. I shall not describe my life during that period. It no longer mattered. Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore.” After the events Elie witnessed in Auschwitz he was a changed man. He no longer felt that his life mattered. He was in disbelief that this “God of Mercy” could let these awful events occur. Elie no longer felt pain or sadness, he felt
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