By Elie Wiesel
In the novel Night the main character isn't a random Jewish boy. The author is the main character. Elie Wiesel shares with us about his cruel journey that will be a part of him for the rest of his life. The love and respect for his father drives him forward but his feelings for him shift around. We truly see what it is like to be a Jewish boy during the holocaust with all of their long journeys making the people weak and restless, the cattle trains, the crematories, and the concentration camps. We connect with how people change mentally and physically for example Elie towards the end of the book but you must read to realize what has happened with him. So connect with Elie on his most unspeakable journey and remember while you're reading that this wasn't made up. This is the story of Elie Wiesel.
"Night. No one prayed, so that the night would pass quickly. The stars were only sparks of the fire which devoured us." (Wiesel 13)
Coming of Age
The coming of age in night isn't the most comforting coming of age. It's not what you would call a happy ending. This coming of age is learning how to survive and avoiding every possibility of death and hurt. Elie has to learn this at a young age which would be very tough for all of this to happen out of no where when you're as old as him. I can't spoil, but the tragic events he goes through is so horrible that Elie actually questions God. He doesn't know anymore if he has faith in God because he is wondering why all of this would happen. His childhood is being taken away day by day and is having to grow up and face all this in such a fast amount of time.