Elie Wiesel

Changing Lives

Camp life made prisoners more thankful and appreciative of freedom. They made people feel more united, but at the same time more independent. The book made me feel more compassion towards other people and make me think more about "The Golden Rule". It also revealed thinking about being more thankful and thinking more about other things instead of materials.


Inhumanity is a theme in this book. Elie shows it by telling the reader how the Jews were treated like animals. Also the dead were thrown in the pits like bags of flour. Another themes is a loss of faith. Elie shows loss of faith by telling how he had no reason to live anymore after his father passed away. Survival is shown in "Night" by telling how the Germans pushed the Jews passed there breaking point.