Essay on The Tragedy Of Elie Wiesel 's Night

1289 Words Apr 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Ellie Wiesel once said, "For I belong to a traumatized generation, one that experienced the abandonment and solitude of our people." The Holocaust left the Jewish people in a hysterical state of extreme self-preservation and desertion by the outside world. These overwrought emotions in Night recount the experiences of Elie Wiesel and his family while being imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II. Within the walls, Ellie is forced to work in deficient conditions while the outside world continues to live in ignorance about the existence of these camps. As Elie grows older, he becomes exposed to unimaginable circumstances where he becomes oblivious to the loss of his innocence. Toward the end of his imprisonment, a heartbreaking event pushes him into a state of dormancy, and when he is liberated, he finds himself in a drained state where the world is bland and corrupt. Elie 's innocence, a necessity to his survival, is lost during his time spent at the concentration camp because of the corrupt and miserable nature he is exposed to. The moment Elie is engulfed by the choking environment of the camp, new malicious concepts are burned into his memory. Elie and his father are thrown into a fast-paced, life or death environment where they must run and quickly adapt to survive; Elie expresses how he has become a different person from the time him and his father arrived in Auschwitz, "I too had become a different person. The student of Talmud, the child I was, had been…

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