Baylor College Medical School

6*. Night by Elie Wiesel

6* Why did Elie lie to Stein, Renizel's husband?

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He lied because he couldn't tell him the truth. Elie felt that telling him the truth would destroy the man and take away any hope he might have had. He had told Elie that thoughts of his family were the only thing keeping him alive. Elie wasn't about to take that away from him.