Alex ‘You are young for that…'”. (4)Elie’s personality

Alex Landry1/22/183rd PeriodNight Guided Reading Work and Questions ResponsesPart 1The Jews of Sighet probably believe Moishe’s stories on the massacre of foreign Jew due to the fact that Moishe story was unheard of in the Jewish community. Plus Moishe was poor, from the book’s perspective of Elie.In the book, Elie’s relationship with her father is a relationship that is very close. Elie looks up to his father as a teacher of some kind and is interested in the ways that his father. This following statement shows that Elie’s father is a father figure and is very reassuring to his son; “One day I asked my father to find me a master who could guide me in my studies of Kabbalah. ‘You are young for that…'”. (4)Elie’s personality shows that he is a curious human being and is interested in his own religion. Due to his curiosity, he wonders why we placed in this situation in the first place. His character shows that he is caring towards his community, and displays care in dangerous situations; “One day I asked my father to find me a master who could guide me in my studies of Kabbalah” (4). This shows that he is curious about Kabbalah, and searches for answers on his own.Part 2Being exposure to inhuman cruelty begins to deteriorate the mindset of the person that is in that scenario. “Jews, look! Look at the fire! Look at the flames!” (28) This shows that the inhuman situation that this person is in is deteriorating the mid, and making this person perceive that she is someone else.Once the prisoners were in the camps, the prisoners perceive the camps as being safe. On the bus ride there, someone perceives the camps as danger zones and killing sites. “Jews, look! Look at the fire! Look at the flames!” (28). As before this person saw the camps as killing sites. While on the bus people kept making her stop yelling, and to keep a positive mindset going into the camps.Part 3In this work of passage, the writer perceives the world around him as normal, until the German came. By using the words “Never Shall I Forget”, the writer is telling that reader that his experiences are experiences that were terrifying and that he can not describe. This means that whatever happens in the camps were dangerous, and dehumanized the people that were in the camps.Part 4One big example of change is Elie’s character is that he had to mature a lot faster than a usual child, he had to watch two hangings in a matter of two weeks and had to induce whippings for not doing his job. This changed Elie’s belief that God is “dead”, because of the fact that God let the furnaces run, with burning Jews and others.Part 5One example of Elie losing faith is when Elie changes believe that God is “dead”, because of the fact that God let the furnaces run, with burning Jews, and others. This would make Elie go mad and make the stress on which there is no God help. (78)Examples of the Nazis replacing God in the Jews eyes are that Nazis controlling who dies in the camps. This would make the Nazi control everything that the Jews did in terms of the basic human needs. This kind of device in Literature is imagery. Part 6 & 7One example of the father-son relationship is the relationship between Elie and Rabbi Eliahou, in this relationship, Elie is found with his actual father in an abandon house where Rabbi Eliahou helps Elie survive with his father. Another relationship father-son wise in the book is the relationship with his own father where he continues to bond with him but in a way while he is surviving to survive too. This can be shown with the surviving and struggle with his father in the house in the abandoned Village. The last example of the father-son relationship is him with any SS officer where Ellie has to listen to the SS officer and if he doesn’t he would probably get killed, this is like taking orders from your own father end if you don’t listen you will suffer consequences.Eliezer never sinks to the level of struggling as his father or outwardly mistreating him, but his resentment toward his father grows, even as it is suggested. When Eliezer’s father prevents Eliezer from killing himself by falling asleep in the snow. This is viewed as the father sacrificing himself for his son, not vice versa. Whether or not this resentment comes to dominate Eliezer’s relationship with his father it seems clear, but Eliezer finds himself feeling great guilty at his father’s death. Part 8 & 9After looking in the mirror and  saying  that a “corpse” looking back at him, Eliezer adds, “The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me.” While it is true that Eliezer, through the book changes as a person, this makes him think of himself as another person. Looking back, Eliezer realizes that he is no longer the same person from Buchenwald. He may be doomed to remember the look in the corpse’s eyes, but he manages to keep himself separate from the idea of man. Indeed, Eliezer is particularly unable to remember the look in the corpse’s eyes, because he can only remember by bearing witness to the survivors of the Holocaust. But the memory of evil, as Wiesel realizes, and as Eliezer perhaps comes to realize in the process of separating himself from the corpse he has become as a result of his time in the concentration camps, with both himself with faith.


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