Everyone at one point in their life, face difficult situations and go through experiences that affect us in someway, and perhaps cause us to change our point of view. Different situations, have different effects. The more difficult the situation appears to be, the greater impact it has on us. These tough times can be called adversity, a prime example is the Holocaust, Hitler’s plan to exterminate all Jews. In the novel, the change in Elie Wiesel in response to his experience in the concentration camp is highly noticeable. As he starts off as an innocent child, entering the camp holding his father’s hand, and holding tightly to his faith in god, Elie’s character begins to change throughout the memoir.