Night By Elie Wiesel: Analysis

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Marc Pillai Ms Mason ENG3U Friday 6 June 2016 Night Elie Wiesel The novel Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is a World War II story that talks about the detrimental experience in the concentration camps. The protagonist, Elie Wiesel is taken to Auschwitz, one of the most frightening concentration camps held by the Germans. As a result of the separation between males and females Elie is left with only his father. The relationship between both Elie and Chlomo are kept together in faith throughout the novel. However the challenges he faces in the camp causes a rift between the two when his faith is tested. Which influenced his actions to put his faith aside in order to survive Through thick and thin, Elie and Chlomo are dependent on each…show more content…
During the Buchenwald raid Elie leaves his father behind and flees for shelter not taking into consideration that there is a possibility that his father could die. Elie says in an unruly manner “I had no that he was on the road, on the brink of death, and yet I abandoned him” (101) this proves Elie has opened his eyes to the reality and started to fend for himself putting his faith aside. In another circumstance, on the verge of dying Chlomo shouted to Elie to get him a drop of coffee and some soup but Elie stated to himself. His last words was my name, a summon in which I did not respond.” (106) this gives the illusion that we see a change in Elie character, he is not the same loving son he was in the beginning, he has set aside his faith in order for him to survive. Finally at the end when Eliezer stood in the mirror admiring himself when he said with feelings of guilt “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me. Putting his faith aside, Eliezer sufferers with feelings of guilt. To conclude, as the father son bondage begins to fade away Eliezer tests his faith when he realizes that the outcome of this event has resulted in his survival. However is inflected with feelings of guilt that cannot stop haunting him.
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