Not only did Salva lose Marial and his family but he also lost the person he knew the most in the group, Uncle. “…one of the men aimed his gun at Uncle. Three shots rang out.” (63) After both Marial and Uncle died it became difficult for Salva to continue on but in spite of all his doubts Salva knew that Marial and Uncle would want him to go on. “…Salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive, to finish the trip and reach the Itang refugee camp safely. It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey.”
If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
Brother leaving Doodle behind when he was screaming just shows that he wasn’t being nice enough to his brother. Leaving your brother behind is really mean. If he wouldn’t have left Doodle behind maybe the outcome would’ve been different. Brother wouldn’t have gone back and seen Doodle all bloody. Brother caused Doodle
Elie left his father “I knew he was out of strength, so close to death, and yet I abandoned him (Source E). Elie’s father had been running out of strength and when the had an emergency Elie followed the crowd instead of helping his father. Elie then went on to think “I could use all of my strength to fight for my own survival, to take care of only myself” (Source E). Elie had a hard time taking care of himself, and he had to take care of his father as well. By making the decision to leave his father behind Elie could focus on his own survival rather than having to always help his dad.
Elie wanted to give up on because of how bad his foot was hurting, but with his father by his side running through the thick snow with him made him not give up. His father was out of breath and running out of strength. Elie kept moving with him (Wiesel pg 82). Rabbi Eliahou 's son had left his father behind because he thought he was to weak to go on… Elie saw what he had did and lied to Rabbi Eliahou saying that he hasn’t seen his son. Elie said to himself that he wouldn’t do what Eliahou’s son did ( Wiesel pg 86-87).
The Holocaust What would you need in order to survive the worst experience of your life? In Elie Wiesel memoir Night he and his father experience are real life night mare. Elie Wiesel needed his father in that terrible time they were put in a concentration camp. Having his father with him increased his chances of surviving the holocaust. His father was his motivation.
When news comes that the Russians will save the prisoners, Elie keeps this as a positive and keeps thinking this horrifying journey will be over. Elie also impacts himself by being scared of letting go of his father, and by feeling this way it makes Elie stronger and pushes his father forward. Even though Elie’s father died, Elie still continued on with his hope of reaching the end of the awful journey. Strong is a word to Elie inherited because he kept believing in living even though he had nothing to live
During the holocaust it was really difficult to have this kind of fortitude that Elie had, and if he didn’t have it he wouldn’t have been able to live and tell the story we hear today. Elie was determined to stay alive for his father so he could be faithful to him. This shows that even when Elie just wanted to give up because of the events he had to go through, thus it is clear that one of Eli’s traits was
Elie and his dad at one point had that father son relationship anyone could live for, but now they both rely on each other if they need something. Elie is forcing himself to be the strongest of both of them. Elie thinks without his dad he could be living better because his dad is his “weak point”, because when someone you love is very likely to die and your love can be used by your enemies to get you to give them what they want or need. Elie looks as it as his father used to watch over him and take care of him but now it’s the other way around. He thinks that he can’t take as good of care for his father as his father did for him.
This was wh it was common to lose one’s self and descen into madness at Auschwitz, it was an escape from the reality and torture of the truth of their situation and fate. By being there for each other, Elie Wiesel and his dad can face their lives without drowning in it 's hopelessness. Both father and son have reason to give up and die, but the existence of the their love for each other provides enough reason to persevere. Broken from dehumanization and fueled by self preservation, Elie Wiesel is forced to give up his love for his father in trade for his survival. “He continued to call me… I didn’t move” (111) Elie is giving his rations to Shlomo as well as taking care to stay alive, but he is eventually forced to make a choice by starvation and his father’s illness.