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Updated: 12/18/2020
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  • Man vs. Man In this scene, Elie is in the infirmary and having a conversation with his "faceless" roommate. He is telling Elie how he has more faith in Hitler than anyone else right now. In Night, he says "I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He alone has kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people." (Weisel 81)
  • Man vs. SelfIn this scene, Elie is struggling with the fact that he is about to be without his mother and his sister. He is scared and upset and is not even fully aware of what is going on yet. In Night Elie saysAnd I walked on with my father, with the men. "I didn't know that this was the moment in time and the place where I was leaving my mother and Tzipora forever. I kept walking, my father holding my hand". (Weisel 29)
  • He is scared and a million different thoughts are going through his head and he is battling with himself about what to think about his situation.
  • Man vs. Nature In this scene, Elie and the rest of the Jews are freezing. It is becoming winter and they can't handle the conditions. They are all outside, and their bodies are going numb. In WINTER HAD ARRIVED. The days became short and the nights almost unbearable. From the first hours of dawn, a glacial wind lashed us like a whip. (Weisel 77)
  • Man vs. God In this scene, Elie is talking to Akiba Drumer about God and faith. Akiba had lost all his faith in God even though he was religious. In Night, Elie said"One day, he said to me: "It's over. God is no longer with us." (Weisel 76)
  • Man vs. SocietyIn this scene, Elie and his father are discussing religion. Elie wants to learn about and study Kabbalah. In Night his father says "There are no Kabbalists in Sighet, He wanted to drive the idea of studying Kabbalah from my mind. (Weisel 4)
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