Elie is so afraid of being beaten or killed that he allows his father to be beaten on multiple occasions. This starts early on, the first day after they arrive at the camp Elie feels that the environment he has been placed in has changed him “What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, before my very eyes, and I had not flickered an eyelid. I looked on and said nothing. Yesterday, I should have sunk my nails into the criminal’s flesh.
Thus, most of the prisoners at the back of the pack face the risk of being shot. Family members kept close, but in the case of Rabbi Eliahu, his son went ahead of him deliberately after his father stumbled. The son thought his father was slowing him down and putting him at risk. As Wiesel had witnessed the acts of Rabbi Eliahu’s son unfold, it gave him a disturbing thought… “What if he had wanted to be rid of his father? He had felt his father growing weaker and, believing that the end was near, had thought by this separation to free himself of a burden that could
For this reason the Elie wouldn’t have known about the extreme horror that was lying ahead for his entire family. This choice positively impacted the author’s life by not being separated from his father. “Naturally, we refused to be separated” (20). Hypothetically, if Elie left with his sisters, his father would have no motivation to survive by not knowing if his family is
Her brother was yelling, “ Where are we going ? Where are we going Lizabeth ?” Lizabeth dropped on her knees emotional tearing the flowers apart. Miss Lottie stood in front of her with her big feet mad and looking scary looking down at Lizabeth. Lizabeth was saying, “she sorry Miss Lottie.” But Miss Lottie never bothers anyone or even come out her yard. It matters today among the teens shouldn’t go up to someone house messing up their
Elie says to his father, “Come, Father...I’ll watch over you and you’ll watch over me...we’ll look after each other(pg.89).” This quote shows that Elie has never said this to his father. Now that they are in a possibility of death, they need to take care of each other. Also, the story of Rabbi Eliahou's son leaving him because he was too weak made his son leave his father. Elie prays to God that, God “will [him] the strength to never do what Rabbi Eliahou's son(pg.91).” Elie actually saw that the Rabbi’s son left him. He felt bad because Rabbi Eliahou’s son left him because he was weak.
We were both thinking about it so when we got home we both started to sing her favorite song and somehow it gave us a sense of peace and relief. Immediately after we entered the house it began to hail and the noise of the ice pelting against the roof was the sound of a drum growing louder and louder. I had to stay strong for my sister, and I couldn’t show any sign of fear even though inside I was terrified to. After I had fixed dinner and tucked Catalina into bed the storm seized. I didn’t want to walk outside to see the damage of the storm so instead I went to sleep.
Eventually Lisa had had enough of Ben’s hatred towards Kyle. Lisa planned to go visit Ben even though Kyle would rather her not. Lisa took a trip to Ben’s. But what drew Lisa’s eye was the senior picture of Shae-Lynn in the middle of the mantle, Shae-Lynn who would never grow older than that picture, Shae-Lynn who would never have her own family to be photographed with. The picture had one of those
I can not seem to get Elizabeth’s attention for more than a second without her looking at me the way she does. She looks at me as though she might never forgive me and it really hurts me inside to know I have caused her so much pain. I enter my house with my gun after a long day in the woods planting crops. I lay my gun against the wall and make my way to the kitchen quietly listening to Elizabeth’s soft voice singing our beloved children to sleep. I see a pot in the fireplace and go give the soup a taste.
Elie’s father was unable to march in step, which caused a problem for him because everywhere they went it was in step, “This presented Franek with the opportunity to torment him and, on a daily basis, to thrash him savagely. Left,right: he punched him. Left, right: he slapped him,” (Wiesel 55). Throughout Elie’s time at the concentration camps he went through many selections, this is when it is
“Wheres Jose,” I asked alarmed. Not quite realizing he was the real enemy they were looking for. “It’s okay, dont cry Emely. He’s downstairs talking with the police” My mother answered being as strong as she could be but breaking down inside because her home, the one she worked so hard for was being used to store the weed her son was