Stephannie Linares night essay

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Stephannie Linares
December 17, 2014
Mrs.Rousseau
Period 3/ English II

NIGHT

Night is a literary memoir of Elie Wiesel’s tenure in the Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel created a character reminiscent of himself with Eliezer. Eliezer experienced cruelty, stress, fear, and inhumanity at a very young age, fifteen Through this, he struggled to maintain his Jewish faith, survive with his father, and endure the hardships placed on his body and mind. Night is a prime example of this inner struggle and the backwards progress that is possible with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It teaches that the mind truly is “over all.” As Frankl wrote, “Man’s inner strength may raise him above his outward fate,” no matter what the circumstance. I agree with Elie Wiesel because, he is not trying to seem as a victim, he is trying to show us how difficult it was to keep their faith after the terrible tragedy that was Holocaust for everybody that lived these experiences, and how this has an effect in our society through the innocence of people in this time . When Wiesel first comes to the concentration camp and sees all the walking skeletons, he can’t believe that this is real. He feels that he might be dreaming. However, as Wiesel faces each day and witnesses the starvation, the beatings of innocent people, and the tortures, his faith in God begins to waiver. After reading the first chapter I am introduced to Wiesel himself contemplating on religion and where his maturity in life. Chapter one consuming ten pages of the autobiography takes an in depth response into what has lead up to the deportation. I am introduced into what area and what condition, this is to compare to future conditions that Wiesel…