Relationships In Night By Elie Wiesel

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When losing a family member, the natural response is to shut everything out and greave. It could possibly be the hardest moment that a human has to face in their lifetime. Now imagine that you are in a German concentration camp in 1944, watching your father get beaten to death. This is what Elie Wiesel, a young Jew during World War II had to face while he spent countless hours in torture and despair. The torture these Jews had to go through, caused many changes in the Jews that were in the concentration camps. One major change was their connection with family members. All of this is shown in the novel Night, Elie Wiesel's relationship with his father changes from weak and distant, to strong and caring, and then to the point where he is almost a burden for him all…show more content…
They are on a horrific journey to Auschwitz with only themselves to take care of. The terror to come will draw them even closer. The rest of their family is gone. Elie gets closer to his father. 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 hates this because his father is the only thing of his family he has left and he knows his father is getting weaker. Elie and his father are closer because Elie knows that his father is the only thing he can live for and also his father is only fighting to stay alive because he has son left to live
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