Night by Eliezer Wiesel

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In the book, “Night”, Eliezer Wiesel talked about a boy named Elie from Sighet and he got deported to a concentration camp by the Nazis. They took Elie’s freedom, identity, family, dignity etc. The Nazis treated Jewish people badly and used any kind of way to dehumanize them. Moments of moral ambiguity helped Elie retain his humanity in the face of dehumanizing treatment by staying positive which helped him retain his good qualities as a human. Elie’s respond on a moral ambiguity is based on how he can help others by giving them hope, how it can help him survive and if he is going to get in trouble if he gets involve.

Elie’s respond on a moral ambiguity is based on how he can help others by giving them hope. When Stein got deported to a concentration camp with Elie and his father, Stein ask Elie if he had news about his family’s condition, Elie said “Yes, my mother had news from your family. Reizel is very well. The children too.”(52) This helps prove that Elie’s respond on a moral ambiguity is based on how he can help others by giving them hope because he didn’t know anything about Stein’s family but he lied just so he can give Stein hope that his family is in a good condition which gives him something to live for. After the death march, Rabbi Eliahou was looking for his son, he ask Elie if he have seen his son but Elie said no, Elie said to himself, “A terrible thought loomed up in my mind, he had wanted to get rid of his father!”(97) This helps prove that Elie’s respond on a moral ambiguity is based on how he can help others by giving them hope because Elie had remembered that he’d seen the Rabbi’s son running ahead to leave his father behind because his father is old and weak so he believes that his father is bringing him down. Elie didn’t want to tell Rabbi Eliahou because he thought that it would be better if he didn’t know because if he knew that his son left him to die then it would crush his heart and there would be nothing for him to live for, he...
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