Elie Wiesel, Night (1958) ESSAY QUESTION
“From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me.” Reflecting upon these final words of Elie Wiesel’s autobiographical account of his Holocaust ordeal, compose a two-page, double-spaced essay discussing two important ways in which his view of the world fundamentally changed between the beginning of the story and the end. For instance, what pre- existing assumptions about human nature were challenged (and even replaced) as a result of his experiences? Back up your assertions with specific quotes and page numbers (in parentheses).