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I had not seen myself since the ghetto From the depths of the mirror a corpse was contemplating me The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me Pg115After all the horror he has undergone Elie gets his first chance to look at himself in the mirror after being transferred to a hospital because of food poisoning He goes on describing what he saw looking at his own reflection A corpse was contemplating me the value in this word choice tells a great deal in how Elie felt looking in the mirror He saw a corpse a dead man who had life drained out of him - analyze line by line The narratives last lines leaves the reader with a sense of hopelessness Eliezer views himself as dead innocence is dead humanity is dead God is dead It is important not to confuse the narrator with the author Elie Wiesel the older version of Eliezer the death camp survivor has dedicated his life to serving mankind and to prevent human rights atrocities showing the world that humankind is capable of goodness notwithstanding its inherent evil Final statement on the effects the Holocaust had on him Illustrates the cruelty and suffering he experienced rephrase implies even though he survived the holocaust physically he is essentially dead his soul killed by the suffering he witnessed When he says look in his eyes as he gazed at me he iimplies a separation between him and the corpse Corpse- how much he suffered and everything he lost to the holocaust He manages to separate himself from this empty shell The image of the corpse will always stay w him but he has managed to find a sense of identity beyond the holocaust Last line of novel Sentence of humanity Undergo a psychological journey Holocaust robs him of his faith in G-d and exposes him to the deepest inhumanity When he speaks of
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