What simile does elie wiesel use to describe moishe the beadle? Given the informationthat moishe tries to share with the people of sighet later in the chapter, what is interresting about this simile choice?

night by elie wiesel chapter 1

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Elie states that, "Physically, he was as awkward as a clown. His waiflike shyness made people smile. As for me, I liked his wide, dreamy eyes, gaz-ing off into the distance." I think it is ironic that the person villagers regarded as a comic figure, of no consequence, should be the messanger of their fate.