Impact Of Health In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Health and its Impact on the Characters of Night Night by Eliezer Wiesel is a story about the countless trials that the author faces during the Holocaust. He starts as an innocent young boy from Sighet. He is forced into a ghetto, and then into several concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Buna. Finally, he is liberated from his camps. He is joined in his trials by his father, Shlomo Wiesel. Through their time on this journey, the relationship between the two changes dramatically. The two traveled, were beaten, and starved together. During their time together, the relationship between the two changes dramatically. Shlomo Wiesel, initially a strong and reliable leader whom Elie felt distant from, becomes increasingly dependent on Elie …show more content…

There are several instances in Night where the Jews are inspected in order to ensure that they are still able to work. In one specific instance, Elie goes through this process with extreme anxiety as he knows how brutal the Nazis are. Despite his concerns for his own safety, Elie thinks to himself, “Then we would know the verdict: death or reprieve. [...] I first thought of [my father] now” (70). Elie has every reason to believe his father would be taken. Elie is becoming much weaker and is unable to work as effectively, yet he no longer regards his own safety as his utmost priority. This is the same Elie who had disobeyed his father’s orders in the past, the same Elie who felt that his father cared more about the community than him. Even after all this, he grows to have his father as such a massive priority for him, that he no longer thinks of his own survival as his number one priority. Elie desperately clings to his father as the last vestige of his former life. Holocaust-Researcher and author Daniel Schwarz remarks that "[Elie’s] father is the eternal flame to which he returns as a boy" (Schwarz 12). His father is the link back to Sighet, his family, and his innocent childhood. Out of the need for a reason to live, Elie clings to the final thing he had left: his

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