teve Goodier once wrote, “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds.” Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir about Elies life during The Holocaust. He was a young boy when he was taken from his home in Sighet, Transylvania and brought to concentration camps. He was separated from his mother and two sisters and was left with his father. Determined for him and his father to live, Elie faced many people who didn 't want him to keep going and others who encouraged him to keep going. All the scars that he has allow him to realize he has already came so far, so why not finish strong In Night, characters like Elie 's father had a positive effect on Elie, while others like the SS guards and prisoners who were given power were obstacles.
They were starving for freedom. The Holocaust has left a heavy impact on many people. During the Holocaust Elie started to Lose his faith in god, while also becoming hopeless that he would survive and making a connection between him and his
Elie Wiesel is the protagonist in the book, “Night.” Throughout the book, Elie’s mentality and physical condition are constantly changing because of the horror thrust upon him at the concentration camps. For example, his views on religion change and he suddenly begins to question God and the concepts of religion itself (Wiesel 31). Elie Wiesel describes his father as a “cultured man, rather unsentimental. He rarely displayed his feelings, not even with family, and was more involved with the welfare of others than with that of his own kin” (Wiesel 4). Despite describing his father as cold, Elie and his father stick together through it all, to his father 's last breath.
Eliezer had a peaceful life with his family members, in 1944 Eliezer and his family were taken from their home to the Auschwitz concentration camp which results in the lost of his mother and sisters and altering his view of his religion. Eliezer had a strong devotion with his religion which gave him the courage and strength to keep hope in his situation, thought out the time Elie’s views in his religion changed as he experienced the evil brought upon himself and his family, sadly this dark presents changed his attitude towards God. In the beginning of Night, Eliezer began telling readers about his life, he was the only son in an Orthodox Jewish family that strictly adheres to Jewish tradition and law. Eliezer studies the Talmud the Jewish mystical texts of the Cabbala, with the help of Moishe the Beadle. Moishe the Beadle was a teacher of Jewish mysticism, with Moishe’s guidance.
Will has a hard time accepting the role, but realizes that it is the only way to live if you desire close relationships and people to remember you. Will begins to tell the story of how his father dies and the story comes full circle for Will and Edward. Will Bloom will eventually take on the role of the crazy old man with all of the stories as his son grows up and as he grows old. He was conflicted with being this person and had to experience the story for himself with his father to finally accept who he will become in the eyes of others. Being a Pantaloon in this story is not a bad thing, as we can see many people from Edward’s life show up at his funeral to remember the most interesting person they have ever met.
In the novel by Elie wiesel, the author shows many scenarios of the times he and his father struggled with the loss of faith in the concentration camp. Elie asks his father if he can sell everything, but Elie’s father loses his faith by saying that he is too old to start a new life, too old to travel to some distant country. If Elie’s father would have said that he can go to start a new life, he would have said that he could start a new life. “I had asked my father to sell everything, to liquidate everything, and to leave.” “ I am too old my son, he answered. “Too old to start a new life, too old to start from scratch in some distant land…” (9) Elie’s father is losing his faith by saying that he is too old.
“My father had been a vaquero all his life,” (2). Gabriel only knew how to be a vaquero and did not want to give up his lifestyle until Antonio came into the world then he and Marie decides that Gabriel give up his lifestyle in exchange for finding better place to raise their family. But that did not mean Gabriel giving his dream to explore the Illano. “My father’s dream was to gather up his older sons and move westward to the land of the setting sun (14)”. The move and along with his older sons going to war made Gabriel sad and fearful of not accomplish his dream so he soon found hope in liquor to wash away the pain but it only fueled his rage.
As a result of living in a concentration camp and the horrible experiences he lived through, it is evident that Wiesel begins to lose the faith that was once so important to him. Although Wiesel himself argues that he did not lose his faith, many would argue that the events that took place during the Holocaust caused Wiesel to resent God and lose his faith that was once so important to him. Growing up, Elie Wiesel’s faith
Before they were sent to concentration camps, Elie and his father had a common/typical father-son relationship. Now, they both heavily rely on each other and all they have is each other. I think they have both come to represent the only reason for living to the other. Elie seems to have constant suicidal thoughts, but his want to stay with his father always seems to slightly deter them. I’m sure his father thinks in the same way, if not more.