He was a well known person in Elie’s community who had almost been captured by the Nazi’s, but luckily escaped. Moshe’s love for God changes and “[he] struggles desperately to believe that God is perpetually at work, even during the massacre of which he was nearly a victim” (Nurick, “Identity” paragraph 1). Moshe was once a man with a strong faith in God, but after seeing many awful things happen such as, people being killed and tortured and babies getting thrown in the air to be used as targets, he struggles to believe in God. He often pondered whether God was real, and if he was, why would he let such awful things happen to innocent people? It didn’t make sense.
Every week, to reduce the number of Jews in the camps to prevent overcrowding, The Selection occurs. It is basically Survival of the Fittest, as the weak are selected to die and the strong continue to work. Elie’s father thought that he was too slow and was selected to die, so he gave Elie everything that he had. Elie did not want the spoon and knife because it was a sign of his father giving up on life. “Here, take this knife,” he said.
Elie says to his father, “Come, Father...I’ll watch over you and you’ll watch over me...we’ll look after each other(pg.89).” This quote shows that Elie has never said this to his father. Now that they are in a possibility of death, they need to take care of each other. Also, the story of Rabbi Eliahou's son leaving him because he was too weak made his son leave his father. Elie prays to God that, God “will [him] the strength to never do what Rabbi Eliahou's son(pg.91).” Elie actually saw that the Rabbi’s son left him. He felt bad because Rabbi Eliahou’s son left him because he was weak.
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.
This especially happened concerning the way they thought about their God. When the Jews were faced with the horrible occurrences from the Holocaust, their thoughts about God changed. This insinuates one thing. People’s thoughts concerning religion change with faced with difficult circumstances. The Jews started out being completely devoted to God.
Stein’s only purpose are his wife and children. The camp changes Elie, it breaks the link he used to have to his father. Even though they seem inseparable, they are alone when it comes to survival and endurance. Elie’s only wish upon seeing the beating is to get away in case the supervisor attacks him. This moment demonstrates that in the camp survival comes before anything else, even one’s family.
He even willing states that he would kill his loved ones. Huck has experienced loss in hid life and, but never really learned how to deal with it. As the story goes on however, we see Huck beginning to care more, not only about death but about the overall well being and happiness of other people. Huck shows great maturation in a very short period of time, with really nobody to look up to. Huck has never been taught how to deAL WITH his emotions, much less those of grief, so for much of his life, huck simply didn’t deal with the emotions.
Elie may have continuously helped his father in lengthening his endurance, but failed to straighten his father’s will. He was able to continuously replenish his weak, old father little by little by making sacrifices such as by giving up his “ration of bread and soup” (110) due to his health and youth. But one aspect that he did not notice was that “every man for himself and . . .
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. First, Elie’s father has a positive effect on Elie while in the concentration camps. For example, during Yom Kippur, Jewish people, who are very religious, fast. During this Yom Kippur that they spent in the concentration camps, Elie 's father doesn 't allow Elie to fast. They become closer because they both stopped believing in God.
However during the middle and the end of the book we saw a father that was willing to starve for his son and a son whose only reason to stay alive was his father. In the book it says “ My father presence was the only thing that stopped me. What would he do without me?” This quote show how elie realtionship with his father save his
Many who had a faith, had their relationship with God put through several trials and tribulations. Some relationships prevailed, and some failed, but the questioning was fundamental. As Moshe the Beadle says, “I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.” (pg 33) The Holocaust forced many people to ask horrible questions concerning their relationship with God, but the fact that one is asking the questions in the first place, still proves their faith. For example, once Wisel found himself in the concentration camps, he started to question God, and why he permit something as horrible as the Holocaust to occur. On page 33, he asks, “Why should I sanctify is name?...What was there to thank him for?” Elie starts to question why he should continue to have a relationship with God, because He had allowed a traumatic event, such as the Holocaust to exist, proving the relationship to be challenged.
“As for me, I was thinking not about death but about not wanting to be separated from my father. We had already been through so much, endured so much together. This was not the moment to separate.” Elie was so worried for his father he did not even bother caring about his foot and left the infirmary. He could not even fit his right shoe on, for his foot was too swollen. He found his father and asked him what they should do, if they should stay in the infirmary or if they should evacuate with the other Jews.
From the beginning, Elie Wiesel 's work details the beginning of his adult life by focussing on his awareness of Judaism, its history, and its significance to the religion. Despite warnings about German intentions towards Jews, Eliezer’s family and the other Jews in the small town of Sighet, fail to escape the country when they have a chance. As a result, the Jewish population is sent to concentration camps all throughout Germany. Then, after being sent to a concentration camp, Eliezer is separated from his mother and younger sister, but remains with his father. The camp then pushing Eliezer and his father 's faith in the Jewish religion.
Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. It just so happens that Elie Wiesel was one of the strongest survivors. So, what was Wiesel trying to prove? Well, he insisted on sharing what he went through and explained the vast loss of faith he suffered from due to the concentration camps. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses characterization, imagery, and tone to show the emotion and detail of his experience in such a tragic event.
The experience that Stein suffered through supported the theme by showing that the possibility of his loved ones being alive kept him holding onto his own life. Lastly, the theme relationships are essential for physical and psychological survival is shown throughout the book when a situation involving Elie occurs. Elie did not care after his father’s death, “Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore, “(Wiesel 113). The death of Elie’s father was also the death of Elie’s emotions. He was unattached to himself completely, only food was on his mind.