Which of the following passages demonstrate Elie's abrupt journey from a childlike belief in the good to a more mature awareness of the loss of innocence? Choose ALL that apply.
"Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes . . . Children thrown into the flames. Is it any wonder that ever since then, sleep tends to elude me?)"
"In one terrifying moment of lucidity, I thought of us as damned souls wandering through the void, souls condemned to wander through space until the end of time, seeking redemption, seeking oblivion, without any hope of finding either."
"The student of Talmud, the child I was, had been consumed by the flames."
"My eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in a world without God, without man. Without love or mercy."
"Death enveloped me, it suffocated me. . . . The idea of dying, of ceasing to be, began to fascinate me."