Ever since humans came to be, they have done many things to ensure their survival. It’s the reason why we humans have evolved as much as we have. Humans have invented devices, accomplished many challenges, and have even relied on nothing but willpower to survive. When somebody survives a tragic event they are left with some terrifying memories that haunt them forever, but a few survivors are courageous enough to share their experience. Obviously, one of the shared experiences is the book called Night by Elie Wiesel.
One may believe that delusions are a fixed belief that do not change, even when a person is faced with conflicting evidence. No matter how pungent the truth may be, a person may find comfort in their delusion; a person may find peace. However, others may notice that the delusion is not real. A person may feel betrayed and abandoned. The delusion of harmony only exists in unconsciousness.
In the novel by Elie wiesel, the author shows many scenarios of the times he and his father struggled with the loss of faith in the concentration camp. Elie asks his father if he can sell everything, but Elie’s father loses his faith by saying that he is too old to start a new life, too old to travel to some distant country. If Elie’s father would have said that he can go to start a new life, he would have said that he could start a new life. “I had asked my father to sell everything, to liquidate everything, and to leave.” “ I am too old my son, he answered.
Elie Wiesel started out as an innocent 15 year old who constantly studied the talmud and was dedicated for his religion of judaism. However, how can someone keep of hold of such an identity when having to go through world war 2, and being sent to a concentration camp where many people see it as hell. Also, being labeled as just a number, and not even to be considered as a breathing human being thought to have any sort of emotion. Showing that you may have an identity going in, but it’s mostly likely going to vanish if you get out. That being said, the book Night by Elie Wiesel expresses the identity with Elie Wiesel through religion, but experiences a struggle keeping it while going to the concentration camp of
“‘I have terrible news,’ he said at last. ‘Deportation.’ The ghetto was to be completely wiped out. We were to leave street by street the following day” (Wiesel 11). Throughout the vast novel, Night,by Elie Wiesel, the protagonist Elie had gone through agonizing experiences, for the duration of the gruesome and unspeakable genocide.
Approximately six million Jews died during the Holocaust and about three million survived. Jewish prisoners during the Holocaust went through many horrific circumstances. They had to bear starvation, overexertion, beatings, torture, and much more. Millions of innocent people died in the concentration camps. Night, by Elie Wiesel, and Life is Beautiful, directed by Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami, portray the hardships and tortures of the concentration camps by showing how the Jews held onto their beliefs and faith in order to survive.
Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night explains how the holocaust has changed his life. This essay is about how Elie Wiesel has changed over time because of the concentration camps like Auschwitz and Buchenwald. The memoir Night is about Elie Wiesel and everyone around him with their experience at Auschwitz. It talks about how they had to deal with the Nazi’s and how they had to put up with so much death. It explains how he turned from being pouis about life to wanting to not exist.
In the memoir, Night, written by Elie Wiesel, the author discusses the struggle to survive during the Holocaust. A major theme illustrated throughout the memoir is survival. The two types of survival that are predominate are survival of the fittest and family commitment. The theme of survival through self-preservation is seen in the memoir Night the situations of Madame Schachter being beaten in the cattle car on the way to Auschwitz, the Rabbi’s son leaving him behind on the death march, and the son killing his father over a crust of bread.
The Holocaust is a destruction on a massive scale, it was significant part of today’s history because it teaches people how and where genocide can take place in. Although, the violence was targeted towards the Jewish people, non-Jewish people were also killed during this traumatizing event of world history. The memoir Night by Eliezer Wiesel tells the story about Elie’s Holocaust experiences. In his story, Elie experiences and encounters several relationships involving himself and other characters. The theme relationships are essential for physical and psychological survival are shown throughout the book when situations involving Mrs. Schächter, Stein, and Elie occur.
“Identity can change for a person over the course of their life. Certain events can change a person a person for the better or the worse,” This cause to happen from a boy name Elie Wiesel from the book called Night by Elie Wiesel, Memoir. It cause from Elie changing his life to him being a religious and studios boy to him stop believing in god. Over the course of Night, Elie’s identity has changed tremendously. Elie went from being a studios boy who was very religious to a kid who started to die from the inside and thinking about nothing.