When they first arrived at Auschwitz Elie and his father looked to each other for support and survival, Sometimes Elie’s father being the only thing keeping him alive. In their old community Elie’s father was a strong-willed and respected community leader, as the book went on you could see how the roles were becoming reversed he was becoming weaker and more reliant on Elie to take care of him. Their father son bond had always been strong and only grew stronger with the things they had to endure. “My God, Lord of the Universe, give me strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou’s son has done” Elie was disgusted when he saw Rabbi Eliahou’s son abandon his father to help improve his chances of his survival he prayed he’d never do such a thing, but as his father becoming progressively more reliant on Elie he started to see his father as more of a burden than anything else.
Despite describing his father as cold, Elie and his father stick together through it all, to his father 's last breath. Even though their sufferings were horrible their relationship improved because before becoming prisoners, they did not spend much time together. Elie is mostly focusing on his religious studies and his father on community meetings. Once they go to the concentration camps their relationship improves and they live mostly for one another. When father and son are taken from their home, they experience harsh conditions in the camps.
Unfortunately, during the process of being freed, he had lost his father along the way due to a horrible illness and old age. Just as in aforementioned examples, the “strongest” person, strength wise, was never the one who possessed justice at their upper
I knew that the way to honor him best was to take myself even higher” (113). After the death of his brother, Mawi almost gave up on his dream of being a top student because he was devastated over Tewolde. He realized that Tewolde would want him to keep on going because it would help out his family. There is no doubt that the death of Tewolde crushed Mawi, but it also encouraged him to work to his fullest
And so he remained for more than half an hour, lingering between life and death, writing before our eyes. And we were forced to look at him at close range. He was still alive when I passed him. His tongue was still red, his eyes not yet extinguished.” This had reinforced Elie’s growing conviction that God was dead, that there was no purpose in praying to God or calling up God’s promises to His people because He had abandoned them.
When Elie was taking a rest from the evacuation march from the camp in an old shed in the snow, an old man came in desperately looking for his son, Rabbi Eliahu. This father had been very close with his son and they had stayed that way for three years in the concentration camp, however, on the march, the two got separated because the father could no longer keep up. At first, Elie didn’t remember the little boy running beside him and was no help to the father trying to find his son at the time, but when he left, Elie remembered the boy seeing his father slow down and had actually sped up to allow the distance between them become greater. The author wrote, "He had felt his father growing weaker and, believing that the end was near, had thought by this separation to free himself of a burden that could diminish his own chance for survival." (Wiesel 91).
This is one of the major conflicts of the memoir because it seems to be a “do or die” situation for Elie and his father to remain together. The Nazis push the prisoners to their limits on the march. Many die, others make it to Gleiwitz only to die of suffocation or freezing. The soldiers are unemotional and herd the prisoners like cattle upon arrival,so many prisoners do not even make it to bunks, falling on the ground in
But there was one person who comforted and cared for him; his wonderful Nonno Frankie. Paul feels,”... this wonderful Nonno Frankie was there for (him) when (he) was having a great struggle. There is no question in (his) mind today that he was the remarkable teacher and spirit who gave (Paul his) Pigman and (his) boyhood”(Zindel 8). Paul felt that his grandfather really helped him through his
The camp changes Elie, it breaks the link he used to have to his father. Even though they seem inseparable, they are alone when it comes to survival and endurance. Elie’s only wish upon seeing the beating is to get away in case the supervisor attacks him. This moment demonstrates that in the camp survival comes before anything else, even one’s family.
Soon after, his father was beaten and put to death, but Elie had no emotions. Three months later, the camp was liberated, and Eliezer was freed. Because of Wiesel’s loss of innocence and restoration of hope, Wiesel’s book Night reveals the resiliency of human beings. Eliezer was only a teenager when taken by German soldiers. On his first night at Birkenau, he realizes that his childhood innocence has died.
Elie is a young boy who lived with his family. Elie and his dad work for the Germans at the concentration camp stay alive, and they try to survive the holocaust by keep working for them. Elie Wiesel effective core quality throughout the book is that he was really scared and confidence. Elie core quality change by thing that happened, In front of him, his quality became more confident about himself because is normal for him. For example, when his father gets beat by of the German guard, he didn 't even blink about what happened.
Elie Wiesel goes through 2 years of inhumane treatment, but always looks forward, because he has his father. When the Holocaust starts to come to an end, his father dies from Dysentery, leaving Elie lifeless. Although, through all that hardship, he recovers and that family bond can preserve sanity, and never to give up on life. When Elie endured all of this, usually people lose their sanity, but not Elie, for he had his father through most of it. This quote shows that without his father, the only family he had left, he was just an empty shell.
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.
The reason the Elie was able to keep going was a result of his father. Throughout the whole book Elie wanted to stay close to his father. For example, in the beginning of the story Elie said,”I was happy; I was near my father.(41) Proving that family really helped Elie survive all the abuse he took because he had his father there to help him out. One person who didn 't make it was Meir Katz, he lost his son in
Night Essay In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel has to face one of the biggest challenges that he will ever have to come across with in his whole life. Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, Romania, Elie pursued his Jewish religion studies before his family was forced to attend a Nazi “Work Camp” (death camp) during WWII. In May 1944, the Nazis gathered millions of Jewish citizens including 15-year-old Wiesel and his family to Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland. The tragic events that occurred in the memoir Night are considered a genocide because the SS Nazi army soldiers started to deliberately kill all Jewish citizens and they only killed them because they were Jewish and they hated Jewish folks, the Nazis wanted to become superior nation.