(Wiesel 112). Before the Holocaust, Elie and his father never really spent time with each other and didn’t have a good relationship. When Elie and his family got split up, the only person he had was his father. Towards the end of the book Elie and his father split up, and they started getting farther and farther away from each other. When Elie's father pasted away he started to feel a
In Night, a non-fictional novel, Elie Wiesel, the author, recounts his experience with his father at Nazi German concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. A memoir on the Holocaust, the novel addresses the task of describing the indescribable and does it quite well, taking readers on an emotional roll coaster. The novel evokes various feelings including sadness and anger as Wiesel describes explicit details of his experiences during the Holocaust. After reading Night, I felt powerless and depressed as I reflected on my perspective of humanity. I also felt disappointed and frustrated with the details perhaps due to the fact that the details came from a true story.
Once it was over, Elie started to publish books about his experience in concentration camps and wanted to become the voice of others who could not express themselves. “I have published 47 books, but I feel like I have only begun. I haven’t done enough” (Interview). Elie wrote books about the holocaust so the world would know what happened in the camp. What Elie wrote about the Holocaust only expresses a small proportion of what really went on in the concentration camps, so Elie felt that it wasn’t enough to capture the whole image.
Moreover, commonly, soldiers are exhilarated to finally go home after long periods of time at the front, and the men dread when they have to return to battle. However, in Paul’s case, he desires to return to the front, rather than staying in his home town and seeing his mother in pain, he yearns to feel numb again. Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier. Although, after visiting his mother and sister, he has rediscovered a reason to survive, making it harder to go back. Moreover, the word, “comfortless,” illustrates how Paul feels isolated even at home, he feels little comfort where he grew up.
Dementia and physical illness rendered him too weak to rely on, so rather than asking how Elie would live without his father, a new question was presented: How would his father live without Elie? Immediately after arriving to a liberation camp, the surviving prisoners were divided into various groups, prompting Elie to squeeze his father’s hand as if his life depended on it. Unfortunately, exposure to such unforgiving environments had introduced Elie’s father to the kind of seductive release mentioned previously. This was conveyed through an argument between the two where Elie refused to let his father sleep. Elie had known that if the latter slept, he would never wake up.
In the novel, “Night” Elie Wiesel communicates with the readers his thoughts and experiences during the Holocaust. Wiesel describes his fight for survival and journey questioning god’s justice, wanting an answer to why he would allow all these deaths to occur. His first time subjected into the concentration camp he felt fear, and was warned about the chimneys where the bodies were burned and turned into ashes. Despite being warned by an inmate about Auschwitz he stayed optimistic telling himself a human can’t possibly be that cruel to another human.
Elie was determined to stay alive for his father so he could be faithful to him. This shows that even when Elie just wanted to give up because of the events he had to go through, thus it is clear that one of Eli’s traits was
Family is always there to help us and to get us through rough times. Night by Elie Wiesel took place in 1944 and is an autobiography telling us about Elie 's time in the concentration camps. In the novel, they went to four different camps. Those camps were, Birkenau, which is the reception center for Auschwitz, then to Buna, Gleiwitz, and finally to Buchenwald where they were saved by American troops. By examining the novel Night, we can see that family is the key to survival, which is important because those who do not have family often aren 't able to survive because they don 't have someone pushing them forward and helping them in life.
How much can one soul endure before it snaps? Krebs proves to be testing the limits of what a heart can endure, and we see only the aftermath of the war’s effect on him. As his family closes in on him, and the world around him proves to be much different than the one he’s been accustomed to, he slowly breaks down with everyday responsibilities and affection. The town is portrayed as any typical town would be after receiving their veterans; they wouldn’t be worried about one lost soldier that didn’t make it back with the others.
He wrote a book called Night. He lived in Sighetu Marmației. Although the Holocaust was a rough time in our history, we still can learn about people's bravery like Elie Wiesel. He studied literature.
Night by Elie Wiesel is a first-hand account of how the concentration camps were like during Hitler’s reign. Elie Wiesel lived in Sighet, Transylvania and in 1944 he was he and his family was taken away from their home to an Auschwitz concentration camp. They were separated into men and women and that was the last time he saw his mother and sister. He stayed with his father and tried to keep him motivated, but it only worked for a short time. They moved from camp to camp and the last camp he was in was called Buchenwald camp.
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.
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” - Elie Wiesel. Wiesel was a Jew, Holocaust survivor, professor, and writer. As soon as Elie stepped out of the concentration camps after being liberated, he could not find the words to portray what he had just witnessed. Speechless, Elie took the next few years to recollect his thoughts and opinions, and find the right words to describe the horrors beyond the walls of the many concentration camps he was put through.
“Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed” (Wiesel 43). Eliezer Wiesel was a Jewish prisoner in concentration camps during World War II and the Holocaust. His memoir Night follows his experience at many of the Nazi work camps such as Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Buna. His survival was dependent through many close calls and coincidences that allow him to survive. His first close call comes when he and his father enter Birkenau.
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.