His uncle was one of the most influential and supportive people in his life and he helped Salva throughout his journey. At one point, he was reunited with his uncle who had left to fight in the war he felt safe and he depended on his uncle for anything. This shows that his uncle was very caring, helpful and encouraging. In the book it says “ Salva shook his head, unable to imagine what life would be like in the camp without Uncle.” (?).
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.
The Significance of Loved Ones “‘The only thing that keeps me alive,” he kept saying, “is to know that Reizel and the little ones are still alive. Were it not for them, I would give up’” (Wiesel, 45). This is said by a Jewish man attempting to fight an onerous and exhausting fight against death. His family was his will to live.
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.
Critics argue that this is not the main focus of the book although they are right this is still an important focus of the story. Vladeck and his family are put in very hard situations that they have to find some type of safety to save themselves and others this happens when Vladek and his wife have to figure out what to do with their son. “I have a good friend, a pole, who’s willing to hide my son until the situation gets better. ... I think he’d take you boy too.” (Spiegelman, 81).
Do you know how many Jews died during the Holocaust? The answer is more than six million. In the novel night, Elie Wiesel describes his memories of this deadly period in history. But how did a fifteen year old boy manage to survive for eleven months in concentration camps?
Only the facts are real and important for us. And good boots are scarce”. As you can see, instead of feeling sad for there friend who is about to die, they keep a lookout over him so that they can make sure they get his boots, but they do need them, war is a harsh reality. On page 20 it talks their lives “All of the older men are linked up with their previous life. They have wives, children, occupation, interests, they have a background that is so strong that the war cannot obliterate it.
Donnie had a ways with words and phrases himself and would often be asked to give a toast or say a few words on special occasions. I am not sure I will live up to his wit, but there are a few things I would like to say about Uncle Donny. Anyone who knew Donnie knows that he had a very strong work ethic. His children tell me that if they told their dad they were not feeling well and might stay home from work, he would respond by saying, “It is just as easy to be sick at work as at home, so go to work.” He was just calling them to live like he did.
In the nonfiction novel Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie battles an internal conflict of his actions whether he should help his family or not. Elie ultimately resolves this conflict by not taking part in helping his family at all in the end; however this choice illustrates his true character as both caring and stoic. Elie’s decision to care about his family before he also reveals the universal theme that he should help himself before others. Elie is willing to obey the concentration camp rules and discard his own thoughts and he has to an internal conflict that he has to overcome and obey the rules and not be scared.
In the book THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy, we partake in a journey with a boy and his father, and the experiences they encounter throughout the book. We learn about the deteriorated planet they live on and the boy’s ever changing thoughts about his dad. Throughout the book, the boy questions his father 's judgement. McCarthy argues developing a sense of trust is key to survival in life threatening situations.
Lastly, the theme relationships are essential for physical and psychological survival is shown throughout the book when a situation involving Elie occurs. Elie did not care after his father’s death, “Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore, “(Wiesel 113). The death of Elie’s father was also the death of Elie’s emotions. He was unattached to himself completely, only food was on his mind.
Night is a memoir of coincidences and close calls. The theme of Night is living with guilt. Eliezer Wiesel survived the Holocaust despite the odds. He feels guilty that in someway, he was relieved that his father had died. He feels guilty because he survived when so many others died.
During the book,his relationship with his dad was strong, but could have been stronger. While they were in the concentration camp, Elie tries to “give [his] father lessons in marching step, in keeping time”. While they were running, Elie feels like dying, but “[his] father 's presence was the only thing that stopped [him]. He was running
The small town of Sighet, also known as Sighetu Marmatiei, is located today in Transylvania, Romania. Through the years, Sighet has had strong ties to the Jewish religion, just as it does today. The town has been part of both Romania and Hungary at times, and has seen a decreasing number of residents since 1944. During the 1940s, anti-Jewish sentiment was at its peak, with Adolf Hitler being the face of the anti-Jewish movement. By 1944, World War I had started, and more than 14,000 Jews resided in Sighet, but by the end of May of the same year, none remained, and Sighet was comparable to a ghost town.