Night essay- Sac 1
“From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes as they stared into mine has never left me” How has Elie changed? Night was written by Elie Wiesel who was a sole survivor of this traumatic event. This essay will include the parts that happened in which made him change and he felt when he thought he was going to die. At the start of the book Elie was a very religious boy, He “Studied Talmud and by night he would run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the temple”. Elie always wanted to study Kabbalah. Elie decided to confront his father and ask for his assistance in locating a master to teach the ways of the Kabbalah. His father believed he was too young. Elie was very loving towards his family even though he didn’t get to spend a lot of time with his father as work was a priority. When he did see his father, he’s father wanted to drive the idea of studying Kabbalah from his mind, but Elie was a determined young boy. . “There are no Kabbalists in Sighet,” his father would often tell him. Elie’s determination sent him off independently to find a master to teach Kabbalah. Elie shows that he is very persistent and very spiritual towards his religious side and will attempt to do anything to learn Kabbalah. Elie started changing his beliefs when he witnessed 2 men and a little boy being hung. The two men died instantly but the little boy was still alive, he remained hanging there for more than half an hour. “Where is merciful God, Where is he?” The boys tongue was still red, his eyes not yet extinguished. Elie was so horrified he kept wondering where God was, where was he in time of need? “That night his soup tasted like corpses.” Slowly he began to disbelieve in God. When they were forced back onto the trains, they were all starving and that did what they could to survive. A little boy killed his father because he wanted the last bit of bread, which shows a lot of desperation. Elie stayed strong but...
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