Elie's changes in Night

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In Elie Wiesel’s novel Night, the main character Elizer goes through a series of changes. Elizer, “Elie”, is born in a town in Transylvania Hungary by the name of Sighet in 1928. Elie lives in a very highly orthodox Jewish family, and this shows in many of his personality traits and interest as a young man. Early on, Elie likes to study many Jewish texts. Before 1944, the Jews in Hungry were not affected by the …

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…face in the Nazi death camp. Elie throughout his journey loses his innocence and gains a great deal of emotional maturity. Elie’s devotion for his father weakens as his time in the camp goes on. Elie also eventually loses almost all of his faith in God and in his religion. Elie’s life is an example of how people’s lives and views change when they are put through a traumatic course of events.