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.
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.
Elie says to his father, “Come, Father...I’ll watch over you and you’ll watch over me...we’ll look after each other(pg.89).” This quote shows that Elie has never said this to his father. Now that they are in a possibility of death, they need to take care of each other. Also, the story of Rabbi Eliahou's son leaving him because he was too weak made his son leave his father. Elie prays to God that, God “will [him] the strength to never do what Rabbi Eliahou's son(pg.91).” Elie actually saw that the Rabbi’s son left him. He felt bad because Rabbi Eliahou’s son left him because he was weak.
For this reason the Elie wouldn’t have known about the extreme horror that was lying ahead for his entire family. This choice positively impacted the author’s life by not being separated from his father. “Naturally, we refused to be separated” (20). Hypothetically, if Elie left with his sisters, his father would have no motivation to survive by not knowing if his family is
Elie never saw his mother and sisters again after that; he never even had the chance to say goodbye. A man, came up to Elie and his father and told them to lie about their ages. This decision positively affected them because it saved their lives. If they had told their actual ages they both would have been sent to the crematorium. Elie was told to be 18 instead of 15 and his father 40 instead of 50.
Eliezer and the other inmates believe freedom is close; a loss of innocence would have meant a loss of hope. “My father’s presence was the only thing that stopped me...I had no right to let myself die. What would he do without me? I was his sole support.” (Wiesel, 87) Although Eliezer supported his father, his father supported him. “For a ration of bread I was able to exchange cots to be next to my father.” (Wiesel, 108) It does not take much to get what you want in times such as these.
I’m gonna talk about the book “Night” that we have read in class during the second term.The story has for setting the time period of the WWII, in Europe.The story is about Elie, a jew and his family that are facing a lot of struggles because of their religion.Over the course of the book, Elie changes from believing in God to not believe in God. This is important to the book as a whole because it connects to the internal conflict. The main character Elie, wants to believe in God but when looking at all the actions that are happening around him, he loses faith and he is questioning himself about “the Almighty God”. The change is apparent when Elie was mad at God and questioning his majesty,and powerfulness. At the beginning he was very faithful, praying and studying at the opposite will of his father.Then in the middle of the book he started to question himself about God.