No Thought Of Revenge In Night By Elie Wiesel

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“No thought of revenge” Elie Wiesel writes in his memoir Night. In this chronicle Wiesel retells his story as he and his father were imprisoned in a Concentration Camp during the Holocaust. Despite the suffering he was put through by the Nazis, Wiesel does think of seeking revenge. Wiesel’s thorough description of events such as the twenty kilometer march through the snow help set the serious tone. His bitterness towards his past is displayed through Wiesel’s imagery, which is a prime element in his memoir Night. At the beginning of the Night, Eliezer is a young teenager who studies the Talmud and has a strong connection with god. Since his father forbade him to study Kabbalah, Eliezer was secretly taught by Moishe the Beatle. Moishe was …show more content…

Although Eliezer’s Blockaelteste said that in the concentration camp there is no such thing as a father, he still stands by him. Even as his father was very sick, he doesn’t give in to the temptation of leaving him. Rabbi Eliahou and his son were also very close, but Wiesel remembers that the rabbi’s son stopped caring for his father to ensure his own survival. On the twenty kilometer run from Bruna to Gleiwitz, Rabbi Eliahou fell behind and was separated from his son. His son didn’t stop for him. Wiesel believes that the Rabbis son had to free himself of a burden that reduced his own chance for survival. As this thought occurs to him Wiesel writes, “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this God in whom I no longer believed. "Oh God, Master of the Universe, give me the strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahu's son has done."” The thoughts however do cross his mind and he is ashamed of them. He conquers these thoughts and remains devoted to his father until his death. But after his father death Wiesel admits relief: “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at

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