How Does Elie Wiesel Change In Night

The ordeals a person go through could change his or her life in either a positive or a negative way. The life Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, changed as he encounter the horror of Holocaust and the terror it brought. His memoir, Night, shows how he represented the Jews both in physical and mental form throughout their stay in the concentration camp.
Firstly, the change overtime in Elie’s attitude towards God represented more than half of the Jews during the Holocaust. They came in the concentration camps with a strong faith in God; that he would aid them throughout their stay and survive the harsh conditions they had to live with. Each Jew had the will to live, yet as the novel reached its end, their faith slowly dwindled down as they realized that God left them. Elie began to question the reality of God as he stated that he had chosen them to be “slaughtered on Thine altar” (Wiesel, 67). Elie became the epitome of what the Jews went through in the concentration camps mentally.
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Before they came in the camps, they were stripped out of their clothes and shaved their heads to show the superiority of the Nazis. However, the Nazis’ dehumanization of the Jews did not end there. The concentration camps themselves were the epitome of dehumanization with its excruciating labor and stringent protocols. For Elie and the other Jews, this took a huge toll in their physical appearance; with little ration of foods a day combined with the harsh winter winds, their feeble bodies usually could not repair and cope with the changes fast enough. Elie’s last words in his memoir about his corpse-like appearance is the result of the lack of nutrition in one’s body along with the burdening labor given to them in the camps. This shows how the Nazis successfully transformed the living Jews to walking corpses, or someone who has been reduced to a lowly animal with no goal in

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