Night Elie And His Father's Relationship Analysis

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Night by Elie Wiesel, is about Elie’s journey through the Holocaust. this book is also about the first hand person account of the suffering in the Holocaust. In the novel Night, the events of the Holocaust cause Elie’s relationships to change. One of the relationships that changes is the relationship with his father. Before they are sent to the ghettos, his relationship with his father was they were not always open with each other. Then, when they are sent to the camp, they need each other in order to keep going and survive. He does not want “To break rank, to let [himself] slide to the side of my road… [His] father’s presence was the only thing that stopped [him].” (Wiesel 86). Then, later in the book when his father dies from dysentery he says, “... if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (112). This quote is an example of his drastic change with his relationship with his father. Another example of his changing…show more content…
Again, before they are sent to the ghettos he has friend named Moishe the Beadle. Moishe survives the SS by playing dead and comes back to Sighet to tell about the horrors that he has seen. In response Elie writes, “Even I did not believe him. I often sat with him, after services, and listened to his tales, trying to understand his grief. But all i felt was pity.’ (7). Elie does not believe Moishe because it’s so bad, but when he sees the horrors and suffers through the Holocaust he believes that it was possible that they did that. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, when sees and experiences the Holocaust it causes his relationships in the book to change before and after. These are shown by his relationship with his father. His dramatic change with God and religion. Finally, a last example of his changing relationships is that with his friends before and after the
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