In Night, how does Elie change throughout the memoir?

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Before Elie enters the Auschwitz concentration camp and experiences the horrors of the Holocaust, he is a devout Jew and dedicates his life to studying the Talmud and the Zohar. Elie spends the majority of his days praying in the local synagogue and learning the secrets of the Kabbalah from Moishe the Beadle. Elie also does not have a particularly close relationship with his father, who is a revered community leader and attends to his business rather than spending time with his family. After Elie and his family are transported to Birkenau, he is immediately separated from his mother and sisters and remains by his father's side. Once Elie and his father pass the first selection, they become inseparable and rely on each other to survive the harrowing experience.

Throughout his Holocaust experience, Elie witnesses indescribable horrors and lives in perpetual fear of being beaten or murdered by SS officers. His perspective on life dramatically transforms and he ends up losing his faith....

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