Relationship Between Father And Son In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Eleven million lives were massacred in one of the world’s darkest moments attempting to create a perfect race. In 1944 Germany began to lose in World War II, Adolf Hitler's final solution aimed the blame towards Europe's Jewish population, gypsies, and homosexuals. Together Hitler and the Nazi regime progressively deprived the Jews, gypsies and homosexuals of their rights. Many people were brought to labor camps by train. The conditions in the camps were inhumane. The most vulnerable to be killed at once targeted women, children, the elderly, and disabled people. Millions of innocent people died, and few people survived. In Night, Elie Wiesel shows that the relationships between father and son substantially change due to the inhumanity of death camps. Life in a concentration camp impacts Elie and his father’s relationship for what they do for one another. The …show more content…

The condition of food at camp lead to deterioration of family relationship, as they no long matter. “Meir. Meir, my boy! Don’t you recognize me? I’m your father… you’re hurting me… you’re killing your father! I’ve got some bread… for you too...for you too… His son searched for him, took the bread and began to devour it… Next to me were two corpses side by side, father and son.” (96). Concentration camps made people forget bondages of family. Everybody is struggling to survive, as the hardships deepen sons are forced to abandon their fathers and fathers to abandon their sons. They see each other as weight that lessens their chances of survival. In fact, the only time father and son relationships matter is the opportunity not to get hurt by your own child, trying to get through hurting your father is not moral. The father and son relationship changes as the duration of camp conditions worsen, abandoning one another instead of working together having hope of a better chance of

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