Who is Elie Wiesel? Has his experiences through this book changed his personality? Changed his perspective? Elie Wiesel was a small boy living with his dad, this book is about the experience that takes place when they were taken to German concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 19441945, at the climax of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. According to Elie Wiesel in night,” Never shall I forget that smoke Never shall i forget the small faces of the children whose bodies got transformed into smoke under a silent sky. (33)
looked through all his emotions within all his actions that Elie has changed exquisitely changed throughout this whole story of his. It’s very scaring looking at his thoughts of how little children just disappeared within a trace without screaming and getting burned alive and beaten. Night is about the horrid experience with Elie and his wild encounters with what happened to him and others that had been surrounded by him. At 15, Elie Wiesel and his whole family were sent to Auschwitz as part of the Holocaust, which took the lives of not 1 but, more than 6 million Jews.
Elie sent to Buna Werke labor camp, Auschwitz III-Monowitz, along with his father where they had forced them to work under harsh, terrible and inhumane conditions for such long periods of time, without stop, but if stopping from the work they would be punished, but in particular (whipped). During the holocaust Elie Wiesel changes from a spiritual sensitive little boy to a spiritually dead un emotional man. Lee 2 He continuously explains his first night being the most unethical night of his life. Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed,” (22). Elie in the beginning of the novel was very dominant with his decisions and had a very strong feeling in believing in his own God.
His love for his God was phenomenal and unconditional. Ever since the holocaust Elie was gotten so shook and emotionally distraught, he just really isn’t the same after, the holocaust. My anger rises up within faith and not outside it. ” (53). Also with this quote he explains how he has a deep hate within his faith because of how it is being treated and why it is happening. He had tried to analyze what’s been happening and just praying over and over again but he couldn’t find a reason for any of his thoughts and actions. Another, example of him losing his faith is when he realizes if his God were real, how come angels were not swooping down saving millions and millions of lives.
He very often fell into a depressed state of questioning and confused by his situation while this is happening the other prisoners call out for God, and their only response is just dead silence during his first night at Birkenau, which again ties to the word (night) being so important. Elie responds with,“The Eternal… was silent. What had I to thank Him for? “( 48 ). It must be very hard to even just imagine how much he had gotten through just then. Elie’s father had been telling him constantly telling him to fight for his life and live it out to the best he can.
He sadly had gotten beat up and thrown away while elie still lived standing tall. This whole book beginning to end shows the huge contrast of how he changes his moods from one to another. In Hitler’s concentration camps the Jews were abused, starved and froze to death. People who had power in the camps were the strongest. They could beat whoever and whenever they had wanted. Lee 3 to. Once Elie cross the path of Idek while he was nervous and he started hitting him so hard.
Everyone in general gets changed mentally and physically changed into the process of being associated or abused in the holocaust, The way he explains it in the book is an intimate, personal account of the Holocaust through direct descriptive language. The holocaust was a disgrace and terrible occasion, even reading the book will leave millions in tears after their loved ones. The greatest numbers of victims were killed in concentration camps, in which Jews-and other enemies of Germany were gathered, imprisoned, forced into labor, and, when they could no longer be of use to their captors, annihilated.
In addition, to the slaughter at the camps, millions of soldiers were killed in battle. By the end of World War II, more than thirty-five million people had died, over half of them civilians. When they could no longer be of use to their captors, annihilated. In addition to the slaughter at the camps, millions of soldiers were killed in battle. By the end of World War II, more than thirty-five million people had died, over half of them civilians, even if they were not full or even related to being a jew they were killed, abused, and thrown away.
In Wiesel’s native Sighet,the worse has yet to happen, the 15,000 Jews in prewar Sighet, only about 50 families survived the Holocaust. In May of 1944, when Wiesel was 15, his family and many inhabitants of the Sighet shtetl were very well deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, in Poland. The largest and deadliest of the camps, Auschwitz was the site of even more than 1,300,000 Jewish deaths a lot of evidence really ties into how he is really a,” Changed Man. ” It is truly hard to believe that anyone would be put through that, and now thinking back it was millions.
It is truly scary knowing that this evidence just proves how everything just went downhill, and have scarred everyone watching for generations beyond generations. Overall, night is about the experience with Elie and his wild encounters with what has happened to him and others that had surrounded him. At the age of 15, Elie Wiesel and his entire family were sent to Auschwitz as part of the Holocaust, which took the lives of more than 6 million Jews. Wiesel was sent to Buna Werke labor camp, Auschwitz III-Monowitz. Elie has changed drastically in this book entirely, he has gotten scarred and changed physically and mentally.
Reading the book I felt like he has gotten depression throughout the whole story. This whole book is just relating to the topic of him never forgetting the smoke, never forgetting what had scarred him for life, and basically seeing small children get smoked up into flames. The greatest numbers of victims were killed in concentration camps, in which Jews and other enemies of Germany were gathered, imprisoned, forced into labor, they were forced to work in such deplorable, inhumane conditions. Yes, indeed Elie Wiesel has changed dramatically throughout his young years of his life, and he has become a changed man.
He was spiritually dead, unemotional, and sensitive, and that is what the holocaust has done to Elie Wiesel. Elie before the Holocaust Textual Evidence Elie during the holocaust Textual Evidence 1. Had Family/loved ones, with him. Didnt have much worries around him. “They Called him Moishe the beadle, I spent my childhood with him, we were very fond of him. ” (Little town in translyvania where I spent my childhood) (Page. 3)
1. Struggling/ Dying father in camp “My eyes close, I’m very hungry and thirsty, I must have been very dirty and disheveled” Page. 40 ) 2. His Mother made him very happy and felt loving “The weather was sublime my mother was busy in the kitchen” 2. Witnesses all around him dying, and piling around him suffocating” A silent death, a digging hole in that a wall of dead and dying people, a small through which I could drink a little air (Page. 67) 3. Had Education purposes, could basically do any education course he had wanted to do “He wanted me to drived the idea of studying Kabbalah from my mind, in vain” (As for me it was in the house of study”(Page5)
3. Didn’t have education or things to do, had terrible leg issues and had to get operated on by the doctor” The doctor came to tell me that he would operate on me that day” (Page. 79) 4. Very saracastic, didnt believe in the man talking about the Germans taking over. “Even I did not believe him, I often sat with him after tales trying to understand his grief” 4. Elie becomes worried and scared about the Germans when they first show up, and show vulnerablility “Anguish, German soldiers- with their steel helmuets and their death-head emblem” (Page. 9)
5. Can eat party, have fun, a very fun boy that liked to talk to people. “We drank, we ate, we sang, the bible commands us to rejoice during the eight days of celebration. ” 5. Cannot even Sleep, when before he could sleep peacefully with his family”It was close to midnight. Nobody felt like going to sleep” (Page 45. ) 6. Worships God and respects him very well “The bible commands us to rejoice during the eight days of celebration. ” 6. Loses faith in God, begins to fall into depression, “I did not deny god’s existence, but I doubted his absolute justice… “(pg 42).