In the memoir, a majority of the animal imagery is associated with the Jews. How does Wiesel alter this imagery in the description of eliezers beating? Explain the purpose behind the change in images.


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Wiesel switches to using Idek as the animal instead of Elie,

He leapt on me, like a wild animal, hitting me on the chest ,on the head.....

Wiesel does this to juxtapose the violent animal (Idek) with the helpless animal (Jews).