Theme Of Adversity In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The loss of a thousand stars began on the night of January 30, 1933. The first train arrives in Dachau. The word spreads of Hitler 's plans, that will soon begin World War II. It wasn’t until 1938 that the rest of the world discovers Hitler’s true plan for evacuating the Jews. Hitler had his mind set on world domination but his hate for the Jewish people would not allow him to focus on his greatest goal. The Germans had removed all Jews from Germany, Poland, and Soon moved toward Sighet Transylvania, where Elie Wiesel is born. Elie and his family were forced to go to the jew registration. They signed their name and were given a gold star. Later forced onto a train and sent off to Auschwitz where we find him striving to overcome adversity. Some …show more content…
At many points throughout the book, the strength of the adversity Eliezer has to face is tremendous, making the reader wonder how he made it through the roughest of times. "Here, every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else. Even of his father..."(pg 105). Thinking only of himself, Eliezer loses his hope, his trust, and his beliefs. He begins to rely on himself because he knew that the only people there for him were his father, until he died, and his own self. Elie lost his father, and he felt so empty, and no longer believes he can live alone, realization sets in and he begins to believe there is nothing left to live for. Having to overcome adversity can be a situation that many people cannot get passed, even if the challenge is slightly difficult. But losing your father, that can cause a person to become someone they don’t recognize anymore. Without these losses, people would not get to appreciate the literature that came from Eliezer’s personal experiences. If Elie had not been in the situation that was the Holocaust, hope might have been given up and adversity would have taken over who Elie was. The conditions he was put in at the concentration camps gave him confidence, and strength, to live and carry on while staring into the face of …show more content…
For Example "I did not move. What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, before my very eyes, and I had not flickered an eyelid..."(pg 37). This part of the book really makes him question who he is anymore. As he lays there in shock thinking about how he wouldn’t even stand up for his father anymore and how he was unable to react in any way, shows that he knows he has changed, even though he hasn’t intended to change. And due to that, that is his own form of adversity. So many jews did die by “the selection” in this story and “the selection” was the Germans form of testing the weak and giving up compared to the fighters and the ones that will survive. The ones who fought to survive faced adversity and earned survival, while others succumbed to the adversity and payed the price of death. Elie had to change to overcome his challenges, which in turn, granted him survival. A part of him died in the concentration camp, his innocence and youth didn’t make it out of the camp with him and Elie realizes that at the end. To survive he fought adversity and did what he needed to do to survive and without that, people could not have read this story and have had the chance to learn from the past that killed so

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