Thoughts From Night Essay

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William Pan 10L Thoughts from”Night: The character in “Night” by Elie Wiesel inspired me in many ways. However, the most outstanding character is Eliezer, a young Jewish boy who worked at the concentration camp as a slave at the tender age of 15. His maturity and realistic response to situations shocked me, but also provoked thoughts about the blissful life I led in comparison. This led to me wondering what I would do if I were put in his shoes? Would I be as brave and courageous? Most of all, Would I have a tight relationship with my family like Eliezer has? In the first chapter, Moche the Beadle tried to convince Eliezer that he was not insane, or looking for pity, but merely trying to warn the Jews in Sighet about the terrible things that would befall them. However, Eliezer only reacted with sympathy. “I wanted to return to Sighet to describe to you my death so that you might ready yourselves while there is still time. Life? I no longer care to live. I am alone. But I wanted to come back to warn you.”(Page 7) was said by Moche the Beadle. His bravery deserves applause – but would I do the same? This led to my judgment of myself on my selfish thoughts of possibly abandoning the people I knew and loved. I would not come near to being as brave. Eliezer’s statement questioning the Beadle on why he so intently wanted people to believe him, as if Eliezer was “in your place I would not care if people believed me or not…” (Page 7) sparked annoyance and even more questioning of myself. As a successful result of dramatic irony where the plot was known with obvious foreshadowing, I was frustrated with Eliezer’s distrust in the Beadle. This made me consider the attitude I would treat others with when others are trying to help me even though I feel that it is not of help of all. The idea of consideration and respectfulness is emphasized. The repetition used by

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