How does Elie Wiesel change in response to his con Essay

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How does Elie Wiesel change in response to his concentration camp experiences?

Everyday, we go through situations and experiences that affect us in someway, perhaps even
change us. Different situations have different effects. The more difficult the situation
is, the more of an effect it has on us. Those hard times can be called adversity. How do
we, as humans, react to adversity? What are the possible effects it may have?


An example of adversity is the Holocaust - Hitler‘s plan to exterminate the Jews. In the
memoir, Night, we discover how Elie Wiesel changes in response to his concentration camp
experiences. The separation from his loved ones and the horrible conditions of these camps
affect Elie immensely. Elie is affected in the following ways: physically, emotionally and
spiritually. The Holocaust had changed him into a completely different person.


Physically, Elie basically changes from a healthy human being into a walking skeleton. The
Jews can be described as "skin and bones". They were also extremely weak. Being forced to
work at their labor camps must have been extremely difficult. The lack of food served at
the camps, as well as the poor quality of what is being served made him that way. The Jews
were only fed bread and soup. It gets to the point where everything revolves around food
and each person's own survival. For example, on page 104, Elie's father claims that the
other prisoners were beating him. Elie's then says " I began to abuse his neighbors. They
laughed at me. I promised them bread, soup…" Elie knows that food is the most valuable
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