Night-Context Expository Essay

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Context Folio Expository Piece (35%) ESSAY Chelsea Wood Encountering conflict can change who we are as a person ‘Night’ by Elie Wiesel is a novel revolving around the holocaust the ideas of how encountering conflict can change who we are as a person. The text explores many ideas about conflict and what sort of changes a person will go through when put under such stress. It exemplifies the concepts of how conflict can change an individual dramatically if they are not prepared for it, how it can alter our demeanour depending on how personal it is or how directly it affects us and how it can also help us build relationships with those who share similar conflict with us. Conflict will affect everyone differently because of the strengths and capabilities of the individual. Conflict can change an individual dramatically if they are not prepared for it. The intensity of the conflict can affect how much it will change a person or whether it will change someone at all. Elie changes throughout the novel but grows stronger whilst moving from camp to camp. He grows with his beliefs and questions whether god’s existence is real and if so, how he could let such a monstrous set of events occur. Conflict can change an individual’s beliefs or their personality. Similarly when Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974, many men were taken and never to be seen again with many houses being invaded and land being taken away from the Cypriot population. This struggle changed many Cypriots causing them much depression, anxiety and trauma from losing loved ones and ultimately, their life. Unexpected conflict can evidently, have dramatic effects on a person and can cause many types of change including, physically and emotionally. Conflict can alter our demeanour depending on how personal it is or how directly it affects us. Many reactions to conflict can alter how we act and how others perceive

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