The Theme Of Death In Night By Elie Wiesel

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“At every step, somebody fell down and ceased to suffer.” This was written by Elie Wiesel, Author of Night. The book Night is about Elie, who as a young boy, suffers through the holocaust and witnesses terrible deaths and is changed by them. He was once a boy who believed in God, but he was changed into a boy that questioned God and the things that happened in the world around him. He did not understand why God would let those awful things happen. He has to watch his father and new friends die, not being able to do anything about it. Elie Wiesel's book Night is about death and teaches readers that death can change your feelings on life and the things you care about. A time death changed Elie’s feelings on life and the things he cared about was the death of the child(sad-eyed angel). “For more that half an hour he stayed there struggling between life and death, dying in slow agony under our eyes. And we had to look him full in the face. He was still alive when I passed in front of him. His tongue was still red, his eyes were not yet glazed. Behind me, I heard the same man ask: ‘Where is god now?’”(Wiesel 42) Elie realized that God was hanging on a gallows, that he was no longer with them, that he had abandoned them. …show more content…

Zalman was a young Polish boy that Elie worked with in the electrical warehouse “A terrible thought loomed up in my mind: He had felt that his father was growing weak, he had believed that the end was near and had sought this separation in order to get rid of the burden, to free himself from an encumbrance which could lesson his own chances of survival.”(Wiesel 61) Elie realized that Zalman lost his father so that the father would not have to watch his son die or the other way around. Elie hoped that if he got the chance to do the same he

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