Wiesel Inhumane Quotes

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“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it 's our job to invent something better.” (Chuck Palahniuk). This quote means that events that happen can shape who we are, but you have to control what you do from that event. This is hard when you attempt to keep your identity during the difficult situations you face in life. In the novel Night the main character, Eliezer, faces many problems with who he was. Wiesel showed the struggle he and others had to remain human when inhumane acts occurred around him. The purpose of Night was to share the struggle Elie had with keeping…show more content…
Before his father died he was trying to help but supporting him kept getting more difficult as time passed until he became incapable of helping. This can be seen in quotes right after his father died when he says, “I could see that he was breathing--in gasps. I didn’t move.” He knew his father was dying and did not help. After his father dies he realizes that it was not that he didn’t want to help, he was incapable of it. A quote says, “No candle lit in his memory. His last word had been my name. He had called out to me and I had not answered” (112).This shows that he regretted not being able doing more in his father 's last hours and made moments more precious to him. He was changed so greatly from previous event and could recognize that and no longer do the things he wished . Wiesel says, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!..” This shows the conflicts within himself he deeply needed his dad to survive to hold on and keep his identity, but he also thought that he was being restricted due to his father. Before the events occurred Elie would not have thought his father was holding him back he, thought he was pushing him forward. The death of his father relieved the stress of some of these conflicts, but it changed how he dealt with certain things moving forward. Elie was a strong character to begin the book and as time progressed you can see that certain events can seriously affect a person. No matter how strong you think you are or how passionate you are about something, your views can always be altered due to a specific event. Anyone has the possibility of change whether it’s good or bad. How you face situations creates your identity for the future and you may not be
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