A father, son relationship is a cherished experience full of games, sports, and joy. However the Holocaust deprived many Jewish children of these desired moments. The concentration camps of Europe, in World War II, instilled fear in the Jewish population. Although a perilous journey, the people of the Holocaust were able to survive longer periods of time due to the presence of a family member. The Italian film Life is Beautiful and Elie Wiesel’s Night portray parallels as well as many differences between the father and son protagonists.
Night by Elie Wiesel, is about Elie’s journey through the Holocaust. this book is also about the first hand person account of the suffering in the Holocaust. In the novel Night, the events of the Holocaust cause Elie’s relationships to change. One of the relationships that changes is the relationship with his father. Before they are sent to the ghettos, his relationship with his father was they were not always open with each other.
Night by Elie Wiesel describes his experience as a Jew in the Nazi concentration camps during WWII. Wiesel and other Jews Survived, but many others did not. The relationships between father and son were very important during the story. The relationships that many of the fathers and sons had were either, extremely harmful, helpful, or both for the son or father.
The love between a father and his son is very prevalent throughout Night, Elie does anything in his power to be with his father, his only family left. When they arrived at their Kommandos, he requested to be placed near his father in the workroom when he was in no position to be making demands, especially in a concentration camp. His bond with his father grows throughout this terrible situation. When is father told him to disobey Yom Kippur and not fast, he did not fast. When his father told him to run as fast as he could during selection he obeyed even though he knew his father would not pass.
Night Essay Ever wondered what it must feel like to be in the holocaust with your family? In the book Night, written by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel gives you a pretty good idea of what his relationship with his father was like during the horrific experience. In the book the Jewish family was deported to one of the deadliest concentration camps during world war II. Once arrived at the camp the family is separated.
Shockingly, Elie and his family were ones to be put into a camp called Auschwitz. When they arrived at the camp, Elie and his dad got isolated from his mom and younger sibling, and from that point on he and his dad did not lose each other. In the book Night, Elie had a great deal of confidence, however as you see all through the story it gets harder for him to keep the confidence he
Elie is a very religious person in Chapter 1 of Night. According to page 4, Elie wants to find a master who could guide him in his studies of Kabbalah even though his father does not want him to study it. He went out of his way to find someone who could teach him and was unhappy when he could not find a master according to page 5. That shows that he is very interested in learning and wants to understand the secrets of Jewish mysticism. Page 4 also told us that Elie cries when he pray, Elie said “I cried because… because something inside me felt the need to cry.”
Elie Wiesel has a somber mood in the text ‘Night’. He does this by using imagery and symbolism, Wiesel does this so curiously, as not to plunge into a sad mood, but slowly eases the reader into the despair. The author describes a boy as “angel faced” that slowly moves towards a tragic ending. The angel is a power symbol throughout all cultures, and using that symbol to be placed onto a boy, and expressed through imagery creates a sense of dread and despair. Eliezer depicts a young boy to a “sad faced angel”, in the sense that the boy seems holy, and innocent, yet being in a labor camp, reinforces our idea that the Nazis have no respect for anything good or sacred in the world.
During the time when Elie was in the concentration camp many things change. His relationship was the thing that changed the most. It changed by Elie now taking care of his dad instead of the other way around. Also the death of Elie's father affected Elie in a negative way.
Aristotle wrote, “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light (Aristotle)”. The Holocaust was one of the darkest times humanity has ever seen. A machination brewed by an extraordinarily perverse man that resulted in the deaths of millions, and robbed millions more of their faith and hope. Families were torn apart, towns were destroyed, and humanity lost, all to satisfy one man’s extreme racism and psychotic agenda. If however, one only chooses to focus on the darkness, they might overlook the light, specifically in the two stories of boys who survived against all odds and shared their tales years after defying death.
In the book Night, there were three father son relationships. Eliezer and Chlomo, Rabbi Eliahou and his son, and Meir and his father. We know the most about Eliezer and Chlomo, because we have been following them since the beginning of the story, and the other two have just recently been introduced. They are all noticeably different, but also show some similarities. Eliezer and Chlomo and Rabbi Eliahou and his son share some similarities.