For every individual, it is difficult to give up two than one. In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie magnanimously inputs his blood and sweat by sacrificing his strength and rations for the survival of his father. He holds unconditional hopes of believing that he will be able to make not only himself survive through the brutal camps under German control, but also his father through his efforts. Through this, Elie uses the relationship with his father to suggest that individuals should be independent for better survival because it is more efficient to create a single, strong individual rather than two weak ones. Elie may have continuously helped his father in lengthening his endurance, but failed to straighten his father’s will.
A major theme of the last three sections of the novel is the loss of identity. Throughout the book, Elie and the other prisoners lose touch with who they really are, as Jews and as human beings. In the beginning of the novel, Elie is a devout Jew, focused on furthering his studies of the Kabbalah. However, as his time at the concentration camp progresses, he continually loses his faith in God. He doesn’t fast on Rosh Hashanah as a sign of defiance, and he frequently blames God for what is happening to the Jews.
The memoir, Night, by Elie Wiesel is written about the author’s traumatic experiences during the Holocaust, using a variety of elements such as imagery, tone, and point of view to develop the story he has to tell. Through the use of plotline, he provides an insight of the events during the Holocaust through his own perspective to emotionally and ethically appeal to the reader and prevent such events from happening again. Although the memoir includes numerous significant events during the Holocaust, the structure of his plotline is set to represent and emphasize important moments he had witnessed. Nonetheless, incidents such as the climax of the death of his father, often evoke depressing and traumatizing emotions from the readers to urge the
Night Critical Abdoul Bikienga Johann Schiller once said “It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons”. But what happens when the night darkens our hearts our hearts? The Holocaust memoir Night does a phenomenal job of portraying possibly the most horrifying outcomes in such a situation. Through subtle and effective language, Wiesel is able to put into words the fearsome experiences he and his father went through in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. In his holocaust memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel utilizes imagery to show the effect that self-preservation can have on father son relationships.
Throughout Elie Wiesel’s story, Night, his experience and encounters with others during the Holocaust damaged the way he was and influenced his actions in many different ways, and most of all, to his father. At the beginning of the story, Elie has been thoughtful of his father, or seemed to be, though we can tell Elie did like his father, it is known that his father didn’t give much affection to his family. “My father was sharing some anecdotes and holding forth on his opinion of the situation. He was a good story teller” (12). Elie loved his father, though at the beginning, his father was focused on keeping a good image and keeping everyone safe and happy.
During the years of 1933-1945 the Holocaust separated and killed many Jewish families. Night, a memoir by Elie Wiese,l is the story of a young Jewish boy and his family going through dehumanizing situations in Concentration Camps. In those situations the father-son relationship it grew stronger each time. The relationship progresses from to almost nothing to never wanting to be separate from each other to feeling relief and guilt.
Elie: Throughout the book we see Elie change from a relatively normal teenage school boy and into a emotionally hardened young man who has become so accustomed to death that he rarely gives it a second thought, even if the person dying was a friend . This change took place because of the tortuous conditions that the Nazi´s subjected him to and that he lost so many family members and friends along the way. My passage shows Elie at a time when he is just starting his journey, yet you can tell that the concentration camps and the Nazi´s have already had a very serious effect on him. ¨He must have died, trampled under the feet if the thousands of men who followed us.
The power of human resilience is reflected by how Elie Wiesel remains humane throughout the tragedy of the Holocaust, as expressed in Night. Over the course of the book, Elie shows how he survives the tyrannical reign of Hitler and the Nazis in the camps, with his growth as a person, his resilience against inhuman actions and his survival. These are just a few examples, each being a significant factor to his life, and important to the story. Elie Wiesel shows his growth as a person during the holocaust, one thing that he does is maintain his morals and does not let how he was treated effect that. Elie had death on his mind more times than one, but never did he act upon them or cave in, “If I was going to kill myself, this was the time…
Humanity takes form in many different ways throughout o society. Many argues that society does not have any humanity, but they are very mistaken. Humanity is very common in society people just show it in different ways this can go from helping someone to just being there for one another. Humanity can be shown through safety,hope, and reuniting people.
It is a human instinct to prioritize one's well-being before others. We are constantly confronted with situations where we as humans have to take action for our own contentment. In the book, Night by Elie Wiesel, he shares his own traumatic experience of the Holocaust, which was a mass murder of 12 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, basically anyone who is different and wouldn’t fit into Adolf Hitler’s image of a perfect society. Despite how ruthless the Holocaust was, the Elie and his fellow prisoners fought and fought for their freedom, displaying how much humanity will fight for survival. By looking at the following examples: A child kills his own father for a loaf of bread, a son leaving his father behind during one of the march so he would not die, and Elie debating if he should let his father die so he could have a higher chance of surviving.
Elie survives because his family is with him. Family is the reason Elie survives because of the multiple moments where Elie’s family helps him to both be able to survive and have the will to survive. In the story Elie thinks “My father’s presence was the only thing that stopped me . . . I had no right to let myself die.
The Effects of Suffering on a 12 year Old Boy “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars” - Khalil Gibran. Throughout Night, Elie Wiesel copes with the agony of the Holocaust first hand. Suffering by definition is the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. In Wiesel’s Night, suffering forces people to make inhumane decisions, shatters hope, and destroys self identity. Suffering forces people to be put in bad places where they feel pressured to eventually make inhumane decisions.
Night, by Elie Wiesel is a narrative of his personal sadness, horror, and loss. The tragedy of the Holocaust is something that is hard to comprehend, and hopefully the world will never have to experience that terror and heartbreak again. Though it is hard for those of us who were not involved to understand it fully, Elie Wiesel’s retelling gives the audience a heart wrenching look into his terrifying memories and experiences during World War II. This narrative is full of themes and image patterns of a variety of different subjects, including the theme of soup. There are many ideas people have when they think of soup, such as the simplicity of the dish, the warmth it provides, and even healing when one is sick.
“Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future.” This was written by Elie Wiesel. He published a book describing life during World War 2. During the holocaust, Elie is a young boy who is taken to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp.