A Survivor Of Auschwitz By Elie Wiesel Essay

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The book Night written by Elie Wiesel, a survivor of Auschwitz is about a young man 's journey through the holocaust. In the book Eliezer takes you through his struggles of life and how is early years were spent in a concentration camp. Elie talks about many things and themes in Night such as food, family, and his Jewish faith and how he had to deal with the loss of them.
Food, one of the key components for survival, also one for death. The theme of food is mentioned through out the entire book every man for them self trying to stay, alive killing innocents just for a piece of bread or some soup. During an air raid Elie said that he saw a man crawl toward a pot of soup, "He reached the first cauldron. Hearts were pounding harder: he had succeeded. Jealousy devoured us, consumed us. We never thought to admire him. Poor hero committing suicide for a ration or two or more of s o u p ... In our minds, he was already dead" (Wiesel 59). The man was willing to die full than to die a weathered corpse, this shows how important food and survival is too man alone. The importance of food for Elie was very high,Elie did not complain about the food but ration it for his survival. Wiesel stated in the text "The bread, the soup— those were my entire life. I was nothing but a body. Perhaps even less: a famished stomach. The stomach alone was measuring time" (Wiesel 52). Although bread and soup had turned him into a weathered body, food was food and it kept him alive even if he was slowly…

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