Especially the son of David Malter” (Potok 130). Reb Saunders wants to be more connected to his son’s closest friend and be apart of his life this is one of the connection throughout the story. Reuven while thinking about the situation with Danny says to himself “Poor Danny… your father with his bizarre silence-which I still couldn’t understand, no matter how often I thought about it-ia torturing your soul” (Potok 222). There are different connections between fathers
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.
In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.
Dawn. Wiesel's text Night impacted Holocaust Struggles. Night is about a boy struggling with his father in a concentration camp after losing his mother and younger sister. He struggles to live in Auschwitz but he is able to last until they get moved to Buchenwald and Buchenwald
He chose to stay because Elie would have been separated from his parents and little sister. This choice had a negative impact, but also a positive one. The negative side is that Elie’s family stayed in the ghettos, and then the concentration camps. At the time, no one could believe the rumors about the Nazis. For this reason the Elie wouldn’t have known about the extreme horror that was lying ahead for his entire family.
In the memoir Night by Eliezer Wiesel, the relationship between a father and son changes drastically from being distant toward each other to not wanting to spend a minute apart from one another. After being separated from the rest of their family forever, all Elie and his father had were each other. While being beaten, struck ,abused, and starved while in camp, Elie and his father formed a protective bond with each other. They also soon became each other 's motive to live as Elie stated having his father by his side was “the only thing stopping [him from giving up]” (92). Another example of the change in their relationship was Mr. Wiesel’s lack of affection towards his son at the beginning compared to the end.
Father and Son Relationships in Night The infinite love between parent and child may be one of the strongest bonds in the world. Elie Wiesel shows just how valuable a father-son relationship can be through his memoir, Night, as he and his father take on some of the most ruthless challenges that few people can even fathom. Throughout the story of their survival during World War II, Wiesel depicts the many times he came close to reaching his absolute breaking point, but remained resilient due to the love for his father. Even though many times it seemed as though survival could have been easier without Wiesel’s father, their inseparable connection is the key reason Weisel still lives today. Throughout Wiesel’s childhood, his father never played a large role in his life and was described as a “rather unsentimental man” (Wiesel 2).
In the book, Elie feels close to his father, but after time they start to fall apart. On page 112 Elie states, "And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!". (Wiesel 112). Before the Holocaust, Elie and his father never really spent time with each other and didn’t have a good relationship. When Elie and his family got split up, the only person he had was his father.
In the novel, “Night” Elie Wiesel communicates with the readers his thoughts and experiences during the Holocaust. Wiesel describes his fight for survival and journey questioning god’s justice, wanting an answer to why he would allow all these deaths to occur. His first time subjected into the concentration camp he felt fear, and was warned about the chimneys where the bodies were burned and turned into ashes. Despite being warned by an inmate about Auschwitz he stayed optimistic telling himself a human can’t possibly be that cruel to another human. After a while of being in the Nazi concentration camp he adapted to the environment around him.
Understanding the relationship between father and son can be very difficult, and sometimes it is hard to describe. In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, the author uses many examples like imagery, tone, and foreshadowing to understand what a father/son relationship is like and to help the reader understand. Some examples given were when Elie watched his father get whipped, seen his father break down and cry for the very first time, and staying with his father through all the suffering. A father and his son's relationship can never be broken, not even by death. A son sees his father as the top person, no one can degrade him and no one is better than him and for a son to see his father be struck and beaten down can traumatize him for life.