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Essay On Father Son Relationship In Night

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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. Elie saw his father as just that. After arriving at the camp, Buna, Elie’s father had a colic attack and politely asked, in German for the…show more content…
He followed him everywhere and never left his side. “As for me, I was not thinking about death. I was thinking about not wanting to be separated from my father. We had already suffered and endured so much together. I made up my mind to accompany my father wherever he went.”,(82). The author showed foreshadowing here, because the quote implies that Elie and his father will soon be separated. They had spent so much time together, through all the pain and suffering and they could only hold onto each other for so long. Soon, death would split them apart. Throughout the story, the author made it clear that understanding between father and son can be difficult. Lots of obstacles will be thrown their way and they will do a lot to get through it together.The author, Elie Wiesel, used many examples like imagery, tone, and foreshadowing to understand what a father/son relationship is like. The examples and quotes given show that a father and his son won’t be split by anything, until death do them
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