Reflection Paper On The Book Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night The book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, is a book that will shock many. The story of Elie is so moving, and it almost feels like you are there experiencing what he had to experience while being in a concentration camp. Elie was born in a small town called Sighet. Elie meets this guy who’s name is Moshe, and he eventually becomes a teacher. Elie and Moshe talked quite frequently about religious ideas and one day specifically they talked about prayer. Elie asked Moshe why exactly did he pray. His teacher said that he prayed for strength. Then, police took Moshe from Sighet because he was considered a foreigner. He then escaped and found his way back to Sighet. The jews did not believe what had happened and did not believe him. Everything was …show more content…
Then something happened that no one would have thought of. Elie and his family were deported, they were jammed into train cars. Elie, his little sister, Tzipora and their parents eventually crossed the Poland border and arrived at Auschwitz. They were then told to get out of the train cars, into the night, where it was very cold. The air smelled like burning flesh and the Jews of Sighet were separated by the police. The men were on the left and the women were on the right. At this point, Elie lost sight of his mother and his little sister, not aware that they would be separated forever. Elie and his father were stuck together. Luckily, they were selected for slave labor rather than the gas chambers. For about 8 months, Wiesel and his father had to endure the challenges of Auschwitz. The Red Army was approaching the camp and Elie and his father were evacuated to Germany, still not knowing what was happening to the rest of the family. Through this time was very stressful for Elie and his father, not knowing what was going to happen to them next. They didn 't know where the rest of their family was or what was happening to them. Elie has seen many horrific things at this point …show more content…
When Elie and his father had to go on that run through the snow, it taught me that you can’t give up no matter what you are feeling. You have to fight and move on, and be strong and brave and very courageous. Not everything in life is easy, and no matter how hard things get, you just have to push through and tell yourself you can do it. This seems important to me, because I play football, and this scene applies to that. Football is not an easy sport. You have to work hard every single day even in the off season, so that you can get better. Football is most definitely not easy. There are times where you feel like you want to give up, times where you get injured and your body hurts. You then have to turn on that switch that tells you that everything is going to be okay, and you have to push through it. Most of it is mental, if you aren 't mentally strong, then it will be difficult. Another significant thing that I learned from this book was that even if you get separated from whatever it may be, you have to know that everything is going to be okay, and you have to think positive. This is important to me, because it has happened to me before. I was snowmobiling in the back country and I went around this bowl, and then I couldn’t turn around, so I had to just go for it, and I ended up getting stuck in the snow and the back end of my snowmobile was in a creek. I was low on this bowl, so

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