All The Bright Places Essay

1696 Words Mar 18th, 2016 7 Pages
“We are all alone, trapped in these bodies and our own minds, and whatever company we have in this life is only fleeting and superficial,” writes Jennifer Niven in her novel, All The Bright Places. In the year 1942, Elie Wiesel is unwaveringly loyal to God and he is a young boy full of potential. When he and his family are deported in 1944, his entire life changes over the course of a few days. In his memoir detailing his experiences during the Holocaust, he writes of the events that had occurred within the camps. For many of the events in Night, Elie does not disclose his exact emotions during the time, but his mere descriptions reflect his gradual loss of hope. During his experiences in the concentration camps, Elie Wiesel loses faith in his fellow man and in God. He shows this through his thoughts and his actions.
Elie Wiesel loses his faith in others when the horrors of the concentration camps bring out the worst in everyone. One of the first acts of cruelty that Elie faces is how the Hungarian police proceed with the evacuation of the Jews from Sighet. With their clubs swinging and ready to strike anyone they choose, the police yell at the Jews to march faster, and they are unconcerned by the Jews’ discomfort. Elie declares, “That was when I began to hate them, and my hatred remains our only link today. They were our first oppressors. They were the first faces of hell and death.” (19) While Elie and his father are waiting for selection later on, they see a truck…

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