Research Paper On Night By Elie Wiesel

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The Genocide that occurred in World War II was a horrific ordeal that caused great deal and suffering. The autobiographical novel Night, by Elie Wiesel captures the emotions and images of the Holocaust. He shows his struggles living in a literal death camp with his father. The bond between Elie and his father, Chlomo evolves throughout their combined internment in the infamous concentration camp, Auschwitz. As they struggle to survive the horrors of Hitler's Germany, they witness and share love, denial, and respect.

Throughout Elie Wiesel's time in the concentration camps although it was horrific, love and kindness shown through in the most random ways. Elie and his father showed each other such love and care for each other, so much so that they made it their law. "The father and son take it to be their moral obligation to help each other to survive the crisis. The responsibility becomes their life principle"(Singh 1). While traveling to another camp, there was a moment when Chlomo seemed dead and was about to be thrown out along with the dead, then Elie threw himself on his father hitting him repeatedly to wake him. Chlomo eventually awoke escaping death for one of the many times. Elie refused to let …show more content…

When Elie refused to give one of the officers his gold tooth that same officer found Elie's weakness, his father. Chlomo was tormented because he could not march properly in time. So, Elie started to teach his father how to march. "I decided to give my father lessons in marching in step in keeping time" (Wiesel 55). At the end of Elie's novel, he spoke of his father's death, he said that even though his father died he still lived on in him. "The son survives by his dedication to his moral responsibility to his father. The father survives in his son" (Singh 2). Which shows how much respect Elie had for his father to stay loyal and respectful to him even though he was on his death

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