Elie slowly has adapted from the dehumanizing ways of the Nazis, and although self-preservation is definitely apparent, Elie actually shows remorse for others within this chapter. Elie has refreshened his view of the Holocaust and actually finds disgust in what is occurring, despite mentioning previously that he didn't care about others. Elie surely shows consideration for his father and is distraught when he is almost taken off the train. I hope Elie continues to find more care for others, and hopefully he will regain more will to survive.
- “I woke up from my apathy only when two men approached my father. I threw myself on his body. He was cold. I slapped him. I rubbed his hands, crying: ‘Father! Father! Wake up. They’re going to throw you outside…” Page 99
- “When I noticed two children desperately fighting in the water, one trying to strangle the other, I implored the lady: ‘Please, don’t throw any more coins!’” Page 100