Changes In Night By Elie Wiesel

Change is usually inevitable. Many factors influence internal or external changes in a person, causing them to turn out as a very different person. One main thing that can affect any part of a person is suffering. This suffering can be seen in the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel. Elie, a Jew and teenager, had been sent to Auschwitz, an insufferable journey, and finally to Buchenwald in central Germany, where he faced physical suffering, the test of renouncing his faith, and the obstacle of being dehumanized during the Holocaust. So, Elie had been tested greatly throughout, having to make drastic and very important decisions in the time he spent there. In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie changed dramatically from mental tests, emotional tests, …show more content…
In the camp, Elie had seen much suffering, making him sometimes horrified, but later turning him cold from becoming hopeless. He still faced pain in seeing his father suffer as he slowly became weaker and weaker, but was beginning to feel less care for him. In the book, Elie had realized that even though he was caring for his helpless father, his “...heart was heavy, I was aware that I was doing it grudgingly. Just like Rabbi Eliahu’s son, I had not passed the test” (Wiesel 107). This proves the theme and statement, since Elie had changed dramatically throughout the memoir Night, becoming cold and only wanting to survive. Originally he was a very faithful, optimistic, and helpful person. But because of the horrors he faced during the time in Auschwitz, the journey to central Germany, and Buchenwald, he had become cold, hopeless, and cared no longer of others. So, this presents the theme of how intense suffering can change a person in many ways, and reveals that emotionally, Elie would never be the …show more content…
Elie had been tested mentally to see exactly how faithful was he during his time in Auschwitz, his journey, and Buchenwald. Later, he faced emotional tests by having to see himself, his father, and others become dehumanized and near death at his young age. Finally, he faced physical tests by experiencing intense hunger, exhaustion, and insufferable pain throughout the memoir Night and the time of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a horrible and gruesome event that affected many, but especially the Jewish people. It caused many to renounce their faith, become dehumanized and hostile, and leave them famished and tired until they died. These people had faced life-changing moments and the worst modifications to themselves in every way. Because of the Holocaust, these people had faced a fate worse than

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