Despite describing his father as cold, Elie and his father stick together through it all, to his father 's last breath. Even though their sufferings were horrible their relationship improved because before becoming prisoners, they did not spend much time together. Elie is mostly focusing on his religious studies and his father on community meetings. Once they go to the concentration camps their relationship improves and they live mostly for one another. When father and son are taken from their home, they experience harsh conditions in the camps.
(Wiesel 91). Even though this son and father had been suffering the same amount in the camps and had been really close, the son remained greedy for his own survival and left his father alone to die. This proves that mankind has plenty of opportunities to make noble decisions such as this boy staying with his father and helping him live, however, greed, along with many other factors, can make mankind ruthless and selfish since they only make decisions based on how they can positively benefit. Another example of this cruelty and selfishness was when Elie
Elie and his father face many challenges from the Nazis and are aware of the need to remain quiet and inconsequential. One of these occasions is in chapter 4. Elie’s father is being beaten by their Kapo Idek, who has a temper, and Elie watches his father be beaten and decides to remain silent (Wiesel 54). By keeping quiet he is able to avoid bringing Idek’s wrath and violence upon himself. Earlier in the memoir Elie is put in another situation where he keeps silent while his father is mistreated to avoid violence “I stood petrified.
The Holocaust was a horrific event, allowing millions of Jews to die or suffer. The tragic event separated families, not being able to see them ever again. However, in the memoir Night, Elie Wiesel and his father relied on each other and as a result, develops a strong father-son relationship. Wiesel and his father develop a strong father-son relationship throughout Night, experiencing horrific events during the Holocaust. Wiesel's relationship with his father progresses from a codependent relationship to a relationship where Wiesel believes his father is decreasing Wiesel's rate of survival.
No matter how much the father did, the son never noticed his efforts. Now the son 's neglectful attitude towards his father has returned to haunt him. The son finally sees the amount of work it takes to raise a family. He learns how hard life really is, and he understands why he should have respected and admired his father long ago. His father went about his everyday duties quietly, never asking for anything in return.
Do you know how many Jews died during the Holocaust? The answer is more than six million. In the novel night, Elie Wiesel describes his memories of this deadly period in history. But how did a fifteen year old boy manage to survive for eleven months in concentration camps? Elie Wiesel was able to survive due to three things: Wanting to keep his father alive, having a basic instinct to stay alive, and his cleverness.
Justice was presented at the advantage of the stronger in this novel because eventually Eliezer, the narrator was freed and able to account the horrible story of previous happenings. Unfortunately, during the process of being freed, he had lost his father along the way due to a horrible illness and old age. Just as in aforementioned examples, the “strongest” person, strength wise, was never the one who possessed justice at their upper
This disability prevented Doodle from walking or standing which meant that most of the time, Doodle's brother was required to carry Doodle anywhere he needed or wanted to go. Without a doubt, this aggravated Doodle's brother, greatly. In his mind, and with his gigantic ego, Doodle's brother was too good to carry his physically challenged brother anywhere, especially in public where they could be seen by others, so guess what Doodle's brother did to get out of helping Doodle? He actually forced Doodle to walk, which was detrimental to Doodle, both physically and mentally. Considering the overwhelming strain this action forced upon Doodle's frail, fragile heart, it easily could have been too much for it to take.
After a long journey, they finally arrived at another camp, and Elie’s father becomes ill with dysentery. Soon after, his father was beaten and put to death, but Elie had no emotions. Three months later, the camp was liberated, and Eliezer was freed. Because of Wiesel’s loss of innocence and restoration of hope, Wiesel’s book Night reveals the resiliency of human beings. Eliezer was only a teenager when taken by German soldiers.
As he is walking around the camp, he is trying to find his father, but at the same time he is wishing he didn’t, “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This excerpt describes just how badly he wants to leave his father. He loves him dearly, but Elie gets constant reminders of the terrors of the camp. People die constantly and they don’t have to take care of a withered old man such as Elie’s father.
The second time a son had abandoned a father of theirs is when Rabbi Eliahou had frantically searched for his son during The Death March, which is what happened near the end of the war when the Germans began losing. They would round up prisoners and load them up into train cars with little food, water, and other essential things we need as humans. In fact the poor rabbi 's son had actually left to better suit and nourish his way through the camp without having his dying father drag him down. When Elie 's father was nearing the end of his life Elie had tried to help anyway he could. He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp.
(106). When Elie considers his father’s last words, “A summons, to which I did not respond,” this displays that the deaths of all his family members have made him stone-hearted. Despite that, he has faced so much sorrow, his carelessness does not weep a single tear even once in his father’s remembrance. He is no longer the boy who only wanted to live for the sake of his father.The Nazi’s
What does the text SAYS What the text DOES “Nothing is beautiful and true.” (p.43) I chose this quote because even though Oskar wanted to be like his father so much, he was still traumatized by the tragedy. Ever since his father died, he has become a more complex thinker. “There are so many different ways to die, I just need to know which was his.” Oskar does not accept his father’s death until he has finds a reasonable explanation for how it happened. “Every time I left the apartment to go searching for the lock, I became a little lighter, because I was getting closer to Dad. But I also became a little heavier, because I was getting farther from Mom.” (pg.
“Night” is a memoir about the Holocaust, and it was created by Elie Wiesel, a survivor. It shows the horrors Elie went through when he was just a teenager and how he pulled through and made it to the end without ease. He had to go through many dilemmas. An issue he had to deal with is his father dying. After “The March”, Elie’s father can barely even look alive and Elie has to take care of him.
During the journey to Buchenwald and when Elie’s father became ill, Elie and his father’s relationship were challenged. When they were running Wiesel constantly made sure his father was beside him at all times. He also didn’t allow his father fall asleep even if his father was exhausted and desperate for sleep. Elie didn’t want to lose his father during the journey. He fought harder to stay alive for his father.