Within all of Elie Wiesel’s short novel, “Night”, numerous amounts of symbols represent the hopelessness of the Jews that readers witness as they understand the true pain and suffering experienced during the Holocaust. Faith plays a role in everyone’s life, whether that be one who is highly into their beliefs or not; Elie Wiesel is no exception. Faith is a symbol of strength and perseverance, but throughout Elie’s interminable labors within the camps, he put his faith into question. In Elie’s mind, he was becoming emotionally devastated and in turn giving up hope in his Lord. Within the words of Wiesel’s short novel, “Night”, Wiesel said, “.
In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, he tells of his life and experiences throughout the Holocaust. As a young boy he was taken from his home, separated from his mom and sister, and thrown into a concentration camp with his father. Once he and his father arrived at the concentration camp, Auschwitz, many children and elderly were sent straight toward a crematory, and immediately executed. Their heads were shaved, and tattoos were inscribed on their arms. Forced to live in horrible conditions with hardly any food, Eliezer ceased to pray, and began to believe God had no sense of justice.
Throughout life, one learns through experiences to cherish even the simplest of comforts. Through pain and unimaginable suffering, it is impossible for one to not lose faith or hope in life. Throughout the book Night, Elie Wiesel’s experiences from before he even enters the camps, to the end where he is free. Explains the mind of one who has endured great suffering and lost, causing them to finally break after continuous torture. Leading to loss of faith in religion, life, and even humanity.
When father and son are taken from their home, they experience harsh conditions in the camps. These conditions cause the changes between Elie and his father relationship. During their time in the concentration camps, Elie and his father experience a role reversal. Upon entering the camps, Elie and his father have the usual father and son relationship. Entering the camp, Elie reveals how much he depends on his father during first selection, “The baton pointed to the left.
Her parents were James and Lou Hazel. In her early years she would avoid her father as he was abusive and was the leader of their family. When Nannie was seven, she was a passenger on a train that came to a halt. She hit her head, then proceeded to have migraines,blackouts, as well as depression. In the sixth grade, she dropped out due to the lack of family support throughout the school.
Throughout Lennie and George’s life, death shows up repeatedly and affects both of their lives, each in different ways. Lennie’s Aunt Clara has passed away and this leaves him with no living relatives or friends. He also has no one to care for him
After this Fritz and Gertas mother comes home and finds out her children are risking their lives and digging and she’s really mad! (For a good reason because they could be killed at any moment!) But after some convincing, even though she’s not happy about it, she agrees to let them keep digging and she even helps too! On their second last day of digging they hear knocking, faint voices and footsteps coming from the other side of the wall. Fearing the worst, they think it’s soviets who have discovered them and are planning to surprise them when their tunnels meet.
Something that not only him but everyone else had to do was he had to live in the ghettos. He has to live with these things for his entire life, he has to life with watching the annihilation. During the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel changes from a spiritual, sensitive little boy to a spiritually dead unemotional man. Elie changed completely due to his experience at Auschwitz. He saw many things that changed his emotions for the worst.
After going through so much, many people do not have the same mindset as they did before. Being tortured and watching others being tortured changes a person’s life, especially Elie’s, his father’s, Moshe the Beadle’s, and Rabbi Eliahou’s. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, shares his own experience of going through a concentration camp, and it is clear that many things in his life changed
Right from the beginning we can see that Laura has it rough, her mom has just died and she has just been dropped off at a home that she doesn’t really know for the wedding of a relative that she doesn’t know very well, and as Laura is suffering from the death of her mother the Fairchilds don’t help her predicament, in fact, they make it worse “When she got there, “Poor Laura little motherless girl,” they would all run out and say, for her mother had died in the winter and they had not seen Laura since the funeral” (Welty 1). The family never visibly mourns for the death of Laura’s mother, in fact, they seem to openly mock Laura for trying to mourn her mother’s death. The Salem Press wrote a critical evaluation of Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding, and in the article she writes about how Eudora Welty creates an isolated world that the Fairchilds live in, and the family doesn’t experience poverty, grief, or suffering. The Salem Press illustrates Eudora Welty’s setting and family Delta Wedding. Eudora Welty has created the Fairchild family in a southern plantation society that is separate and unique from all of the rest, they are not affected by grief and suffering, there are no racial tensions or poverty.