How was Elie’s community at the beginning of the story? How does young Elie view the world and his place in it?

How was Elie’s community at the beginning of the story? How does young Elie view the world and his place in it?

How was Elie’s community at the beginning of the story? How does young Elie view the world and his place in it?

How was Elie’s community at the beginning of the story? How does young Elie view the world and his place in it?

I think that Eliezer believes in community and in a spiritual view of the world.  Certainly, taking his spiritual lessons from Moshe and understanding his world in Sighet as one that is predicated upon the bonds of solidarity and collectivity are critical elements that help to define Elizer’s view of the world at the start of the narrative.  This is probably what ends up making the Holocaust as something more than painful, more than agonizing, because it repudiates these principles.  As the narrative unfolds, Elizer begins to see and experience the withering of community, of individuals who lose their moral center, of people no longer acknowledging the bonds of connection between them, but rather look to their severance in the drive for survival.
How was Elie’s community at the beginning of the story? How does young Elie view the world and his place in it?
How was Elie’s community at the beginning of the story? How does young Elie view the world and his place in it?
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How was Elie’s community at the beginning of the story? How does young Elie view the world and his place in it?
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