Identity circulates around one specific trait of oneself that often times, categorizes them which in Elie's case happens to be his faith, his strong religious beliefs as well as his desire to learn more about Jewish Mysticism. As the war slowly creeps upon the town of Sighet, he has no acknowledgment of the terrifying deeds of the Germans as they transport his family to Auschwitz, a death camp with the intent of eliminating all those discriminated by Hitler. Watching as people frantically toss valuable items into the dirt to prepar...
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...y that as a young infant would, makes mistakes that set off a series of events of which mostly unfortunate. His religion remained in his heart even after his faith died, for he conquered the darkness that enveloped him, not allowing himself to wallow in the hatred to undoubtedly consumed him thereafter. Loneliness that followed after his father's death along with loss of family gave him motivation to find his truth, his identity, his reason for existence. One man's words helped keep the memory of millions alive, inspiring generations to come as they embark on their journeys to discover and construct their unique identities.
Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. Print.
Wiesel, Elie. “The Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech Delivered by Elie Wiesel in Oslo on
December 10, 1986.” Night. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. 117-120. Print.
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