The Book Night By Elie Weisel Essay

1873 Words Feb 28th, 2016 8 Pages
The experiences of individuals in a time of evil are able to transform their character. The book Night by Elie Weisel brings about the genocide experience of his character during the Holocaust. Another individual named Immaculee Ilibagiza went through the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Both of them had went through extreme pain and problems, transforming their personalities in many ways that are both similar and different. In the book Night by Elie Weisel, the narrator went through many different experiences during the Holocaust. There were three major experiences, however, that changed him as a person. The first experience was in Buna, a concentration camp, where the death of three of the prisoners there was organized because when the power failed at the central electric plant, it was found to be a sabotage by the Dutch Oberkapo. One of the prisoners was a pipel, or a young boy to whom service was done, and he was described as a sad-eyed angel that was “pale, almost calm, but he was biting his lips as he stood in the shadow of the gallows” (122). The three SS tok place to hang the prisoners, and when they did, the prisoners’ tongues were hanging out, swollen and blue. The child, however, was still breathing for half an hour with a red tongue and eyes that weren’t yet extinguished. The second experience was the death of Juliek and his violin during the journey from Buna to Gleiwitz in the snow. Before the people were told they were going to Gleiwitz, they were running in the…

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