Elie Wiesel Analysis

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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel’s childhood was in Sighet, Transylvania. Elie had three sisters, a father, and a mother who had a lot of hope. On January 30, Hitler came into power and that put the Jews in danger.Wiesel had to overcome loss of family members, starvation, and the beatings the SS officers gave. These adversities made Elie Wiesel become the man he is today, he is truly a humanitarian.

Elie had to overcome loss of members otherwise he would never be the same ever again.“For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.”(Wiesel 11) After that quote, that was the last time Elie saw all the females in his life. Elie thought they were sent to the gas chambers as soon
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The bread, the soup- those were my entire life.( Elie thinking pg.52) After Wiesel thinks about this he’s basically saying that he didn’t care about anything else but his food so he could live on. Also his thinking that maybe he should try to eat more. Then again he could be saying that may be he should start savoring his food. Finally, Wiesel had to overcome the beatings from the SS officers gave. Then, as if waking from a deep sleep, he slapped my father with such force that he fell down. (Elie observing what happened pg 39) This phrase shows that Elie had to watch his father get slapped just for asking where the toilets are located. Elie’s father said it didn’t hurt, but it hurt Elie because it was like the Gypsy didn’t care. Also it was like the Gypsy misunderstood his father or otherwise he wouldn’t have hit him.

In the end, Hitler had power and put the Jews in danger, sent them to different camps and ghettos, and also exterminated them. But Elie Wiesel was able to survive and overcame the fears of losing family members, starvation, and the beatings the SS officers gave. So even though the rest of Elie’s family didn’t survive, these adversities made Elie Wiesel the man he is today; truly

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