Reformation Of Brokenness In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel experienced a reformation of brokenness in character through external conflicts during his imprisonment at Auschwitz. This brokenness can be seen when he was beaten to the bone for an offense he wasn’t responsible for, evidential on page 55 when Elie said, “It was over, but I didn't realize it for I had fainted.” Although Elie tried to withstand the 25 beatings of the SS soldier, Idek, Elie’s strength couldn’t withhold Idek’s wrath. Elie’s solemn tone and realization that he physically didn’t have enough power to overcome hardships that the camp would bring, begins to settle into Elie’s mindset, even though it was natural for him to revolt against what was inevitable to come. Considering Elie’s young age, the hardships he is already facing and his innocent will to fight against the traumatic experiences that are already coming to him shake his character and morale since he can’t overcome them. …show more content…

The parent-son situation has changed for Elie, and Elie now has to take on the responsibilities to care and tend to his father in order to ensure he will survive against the other camp inmates as well as the camp itself. This lack of being able to be cared for by someone else and now having to handle the hardships of caring for someone else greater than him as well as himself exemplifies how Elie faced severe burdens that shook his

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