In Elie Wiesel’s “Night,” a static character is a character who does not experience any significant changes or development throughout the story. An example of this is Elie’s father, Shlomo. He is portrayed as a loving and caring father from the beginning of the book, and despite the horrific events that occur, he remains steadfast in his love for his son and his desire to keep him alive. This serves to emphasize the immense changes that Elie undergoes throughout the book, from a devout young man with a strong connection to his faith and community to a person whose worldview has been forever changed. Shlomo’s static character thus highlights the power of the human spirit to endure even the most unimaginable circumstances.