In a world in which survival is nearly impossible, survival has become Eliezer’s dominant goal. He admits that he lives only to feed himself. Eliezer’s relationship with his father is all-important to both of them, because it provides both with support. Though it is crucial to Eliezer to remain with his father at all costs, even the link between parent and child grows tenuous under the stress of the Nazi oppression. When, in this section, Eliezer relates with horror a story about witnessing a thirteen-year-old child who beats his father for making his bed improperly, he seems to feel that the event serves as an implicit cautionary tale.
All the scars that he has allow him to realize he has already came so far, so why not finish strong In Night, characters like Elie 's father had a positive effect on Elie, while others like the SS guards and prisoners who were given power were obstacles. First, Elie’s father has a positive effect on Elie while in the concentration camps. For example, during Yom Kippur, Jewish people, who are very religious, fast. During this Yom Kippur that they spent in the concentration camps, Elie 's father doesn 't allow Elie to fast. They become closer because they both stopped believing in God.
No one said this would be easy for his dad or Danny. When he went back home he could see his dad was not doing well and it made him feel in a certain way sad. He said, “It was painful to compare this frayed version of my father with the optimistic, rejuvenated man he’d been the summer before… (p.21).” This reflects how Danny felt sorry about his dad, he loves his dad so much that watching him tired because of working in the food truck saddened him. His dad was so excited with his new business and getting sick will only make it run slow or even stop the new business. Danny did what he could to help his dad, even though working in the food truck was not a big passion of his he found some positive things about the job.
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.
Additionally, Wiesel conveys how circumstances were challenging when his father fell ill and had, "become like a child, weak, timid, vulnerable" (Wiesel 110). By comparing his father to a weak child, Wiesel shows how the inhumane living conditions were affecting the victims. Father figures are usually associated with great strength and might; to contradict this by considering his dad to be vulnerable shows how Wiesel depicts the egregious conditions in the camps. A third example where Wiesel depicts a shift from rational behavior is when his father is ill and asks for a cup of coffee, so Wiesel makes his way to the coffee table, "Like a wild beast" (Wiesel 111). Towards the end of the novel, Wiesel makes multiple allusions to how people began acting like animals and beasts.
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.
Before they were sent to concentration camps, Elie and his father had a common/typical father-son relationship. Now, they both heavily rely on each other and all they have is each other. I think they have both come to represent the only reason for living to the other. Elie seems to have constant suicidal thoughts, but his want to stay with his father always seems to slightly deter them. I’m sure his father thinks in the same way, if not more.
Throughout this novella, the denied ability to have an exclusive title other than just a number, the critical circumstances of the feared concentration camp Auschwitz, and the disability to obtain a soul, all contribute to Elie’s incredulity towards his faith. Family titles and names are a prodigious gift from God. To acquire a name means that there is an importance for the individual’s life. Without names, an individual has no meaning and no worth. The SS men have replaced their captives original names for irrelevant numbers as shown in the following quote, “I became A-7713.
However during the middle and the end of the book we saw a father that was willing to starve for his son and a son whose only reason to stay alive was his father. In the book it says “ My father presence was the only thing that stopped me. What would he do without me?” This quote show how elie realtionship with his father save his
(Wiesel, 1258) that was elie trying to wake up his father s he is not thrown of the cart in the cold snow even though Elie must be so tired and took all his energy to do so. The way they felt about their father during their imprisonment. I woke from my apathy just at the moment when two men came up to my father”(1258) Elie didn’t hesitate at all to save his father's life from the Nazi soldiers. The analyzation between father son in this story is Elie and his father, and meir and his father have contrasting actions towards their fathers, such the way they cared for their fathers, and the way they felt about their father during their imprisonment is that they both cared for their fathers and one point but with the brutal and horrible things they saw felt dealt with everyday it broke meir and he died for that and lucky for elie he didn't lose it to that point but every relationship that near the holocaust got change even good or bad, if you see it or