Night Elie Wiesel Setting Analysis

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The effects of the setting on Wiesel are reflected in the way he ends book, talking about how he is essentially dead now. The look in Wiesel’s eyes as he gazed at himself in the mirror never left him (Wiesel, __) because he was so malnutritioned that he literally looked like a corpse. When he saw himself, he was so surprised that that image has stuck with him. In fact, they were so starved that their “first act as free men was to throw [themselves] onto the provisions ... no thought of revenge, or of parents. Only of bread” (Wiesel, 115?). This helps the reader understand the cruelty of the Nazis and the horrible conditions in the concentration camps. He ends up like a dead man still alive who does not want to live anymore. When the prisoners
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