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What is Elie interested in night?
At the start of the book, Eliezer took an interest in religious studies. He sought the spiritual instruction offered by Moshe the Beadle and truly possessed a desire to want to further his connection to the religious aspect of his being through deeper study.
What are those two things that Elie values most?
Elie’s very name has come to bear the weight of all of the most fundamental values of the Jewish people: those of faith and of struggle, of strength and of pride, of righteous indignation and of the courage to forgive.
What did Elie dream of when he dreamed of a better world?
What did Elie dream of when he dreamed of a better world? He imagined a world with no bells. What happened to the patients who stayed in the hospital instead of being evacuated? They were liberated by the Russians two days after the others left.
What did Elie do when IDEK hit his father night?
What did Elie Wiesel do when Idek hit his father? What was he thinking? Elie didn’t do anything to help his father, since he didn’t want to get hit himself. He was angry at his father for not avoiding Idek’s punishment.
What was Elie Wiesel interested in studying?
Elie was very interested in studying the Kabbalah because he was a very religious Jew and wanted to study all things related to his religion. He thought Elie was too young and that he should study the basic subjects before Kabbalah which was more difficult.
What was Eliezer like as a child?
When the book begins, Eliezer is essentially a child—very innocent. He’s also a deeply observant Jew, studying Talmud by day and Kabbalah by night, and dedicated to becoming closer to his merciful God. His childhood and innocence are murdered, his faith in God’s justice and mercy destroyed.
What were the only two things that mattered to Elie at this time?
He says that “all that mattered to me was my daily bowl of soup, my crust of stale bread” (page 52). Even after Elie witnesses a young prisoner being hanged and is forced to walk by the dead body and look the hanging man in the face, Elie can only think of food.
Who Whipped Elie 25 times?
Elie discovered that the Kapo, Idek, was having sex with a young Polish girl in the warehouse. Idek whipped Elie 25 times.
What is the only thing that Elie dreams about?
What did Elie dream of when he dreamed of a better world? He imagined a world with no bells.
What does Eliezer say is the only thing he dreams about?
He does not see hope and a world of what can be. Instead, he sees a corpse.
Who took Elie Wiesel gold tooth?
Rather than feel angry at Idek, Eliezer becomes angry at his father for his inability to dodge Idek’s fury. When Franek, the prison foreman, notices Eliezer’s gold crown, he demands it. Franek’s desire for the gold makes him vicious and cruel. On his father’s advice, Eliezer refuses to yield the tooth.
How did Elie say soup taste?
How did Elie say the soup tasted the night the pipel (young servant boy) was hanged? Elie said the soup tasted like corpses. Then two men and the pipel were hanged.