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Important Themes In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Connor Cabeleira Mrs. White English 9 Honors 13 March 2023 Night: Important Theme The book Night written by Elie Wiesel displayed the horrendous events that took place during the Holocaust in first person. Elie Wiesel was only 15 years old when he and his family were taken from their homes and sent to a place of pure horror. They were sent in cramped cattle cars to the well known concentration camp, Auschwitz. Little did they know this would be the worst thing that had ever happened to them. At Auschwitz the genocide of millions of Jews was happening and there was little to nothing that they could do to stop it. Elie and many others were pushed beyond their limits under horrible conditions. Elie’s dad took care of him when he needed it most; Elie saved his dad from selection, and helped his dad get through the march and afterwards when he got sick. In the book Night, Elie Wiesel delivers the message of the importance of father-son relationships using …show more content…

Although Elie has said multiple times that he would never leave his father, it is hard on him because he is worrying about two people instead of just himself. When Elie’s dad was taken away and was going to be sent to the crematorium Elie created a scene. He ran after his father screaming and yelling which caused a commotion. This caused everyone to panic and start running around. As this was happening the guards were distracted with the chaos that they forgot about Elie's father and they were able to switch lines saving them both from selection. This scene uses pathos to make the reader feel the father-son connection that Elie has with his father as if it is their own. Elie could have abandoned his father and started fending for himself but instead he risked his own life in hopes of helping his father live another day. Elie's father-son bond is expressed using pathos so the reader can feel the same connection that Elie has with his

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