Commentary On Night By Elie Wiesel

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In times of instability, friends and families relationships strive by helping each other and providing each other with love and support. “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened and maintained.” – Winston Churchill. In the novel Night, Elie Wiesel is a young, religious boy who is sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp with his family. Elie discovers hastily that the world is filled with hate and extreme racism. His goal is to stay with his father and knows that he is the only way he will get through it. I am Sam is the touching story of a man born with mental setbacks, and his daughter Lucy who grows up without a mother since …show more content…

In the beginning of the novel, Elie arrives to Auschwitz and is confronted by a stranger. The stranger was explaining to Elie that in order to stay alive, he has to lie about his life. If he is too old, he will be killed, and if he is too young, he will be sent to the crematory.“Here, kid, how old are you?, it was one of the prisoners who asked me this. I could not see his face, but his voice was tense and weary. I'm not quite fifteen. No. Eighteen. But i'm not, I said, fifteen. Fool. Listen to what I say” ( Wiesel 28). This shows that Ellie will do anything to get through the holocaust and stay with his father, even if it means he doesn't get an easy way out. Later when Elie’s dad is sick, Elie is suppose to go to roll call but decides that he wants to spend the day with his father. By doing this, he makes himself look sick and week. “Then I left the block for roll call. But I turned around and came back again. I lay down on the top bunk. Invalids were allowed to stay in the block. So I would be an invalid myself. I would not leave my …show more content…

Right after Sam is being convicted, he is give a schedule to follow that provides him with the times and dates that he is allowed to see lucy. When he went to go see her, he was late because of the traffic and because he had to take a multiple different buses. They were originally only given an hour so when he arrived he only had a couple of minutes left. Before lucy leaves, she asks to use the bathroom and leaves when the social worker isn't paying attention. “ Daddy, Daddy, She said we can go to the park.” Lucy doesn't realise that her father can get in serious trouble for this, but she will do anything so that they can be together. Later in the movie, Lucy is put under oath and is asked a couple of questions about her life and what happened on the day she was taken away. When one of the lawyers asks if she opened her presents yet she replies “I haven't opened my presents yet, actually, I did open my presents.” Then she realises that she said the wrong answer so she quickly changes it to yes, so that it seems like she is living in a stable home. The lawyer knows she lying, and her lying upsets Sam, but she will say anything so that they know that she is safe and happy in the home that she already

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