Elie’s father had chosen the second option at that moment. He had already lived through so much pain in such a short amount of time, that he could no longer go on. His father did not feel as if he had the strength to do so anymore. He was so set on resting that it was almost as if he just wanted to
Elie was held captive in concentration camps from 1944-1945. During his time in the concentration camps, he became grateful for what he had, overcame countless obstacles, and more importantly kept fighting until he was free. [The Holocaust is very important to learn about because it can teach you some important life lessons.] You should always be grateful for what you have, no matter what the circumstances are. This lesson can be learned when Elie says, “After my father’s death, nothing could touch me any more”(109).
Throughout the novel Salva demonstrates determination by pushing himself to do his best and not give up on anything no mater what is going on. One instance where Salva showed determination is on page 65, paragraph 4. “Marial was gone. Uncle was gone, too, murdered by those Nuer men right before salva’s eyes. Marial and uncle were no longer by his side,and they never would be again,but salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive,to finish the trip and reach the itang refugee camp safely.
The Significance of Loved Ones “‘The only thing that keeps me alive,” he kept saying, “is to know that Reizel and the little ones are still alive. Were it not for them, I would give up’” (Wiesel, 45). This is said by a Jewish man attempting to fight an onerous and exhausting fight against death. His family was his will to live. In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust.
Elie Wiesel, the author of the novel Night writes his own personal accounts of experiencing the Holocaust through the character Eliezer. Eliezer and his father rely on one another to survive through the Holocaust. Together they encounter the cruelty of the Nazis, the lack of compassion from the prisoners, as well as the difficulty of simply surviving. They remain strong together unlike other father-son relationships seen in the novel. A majority of the prisoners gravitate towards self preservation while Eliezer chooses to remain with his father.
In the book, Elie feels close to his father, but after time they start to fall apart. On page 112 Elie states, "And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!". (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.
Night, by Elie Wiesel, and Life is Beautiful, directed by Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami, portray the hardships and tortures of the concentration camps by showing how the Jews held onto their beliefs and faith in order to survive. Therefore, prisoners in the concentration camps had a better chance of surviving the Holocaust if they had faith in themselves and their families survival even if they went through many hardships. During
Sometimes, it is one’s purpose to be there for their loved ones. Strength can seem unattainable for someone when it is for themselves—but it can miraculously materialize when it is necessary for someone they care about. When it is for a loved one, they can find strength and hope when there was neither to begin with and they can fight relentlessly to keep both while faced with horrendous troubles. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he (Elie Wiesel) was a young Jewish boy in the 1940s who (along with his father) faced appalling pain and suffering while in the various sub-camps at Auschwitz, a concentration camp from the Holocaust that is widely considered the worst camp there was. While in the concentration camps, most abandoned all of their ethics involving family, but Wiesel stayed with his father whenever he possibly could.
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.
In the third stanza, he describes how important his partner role was in his life was. He says "He was my north, my south, my east and west." This shows that his partner was someone who provided guidance and support. Now that his partner is gone he has lost his way and his life is lacking direction. “My working week and my Sunday rest" tells us that he spent a lot of his time with him and that without him he has no longer has control in his life and he has lost purpose and reason.” Because of his death, his world is now falling apart.
Father! Wake up, they’re going to throw you out the side!” (pg 99) shows the reader that midway through the story Elie still really cared about his father and did not want him to die. He still had hope that his dad could survive. However, this quote at the end of the story, “I no longer thought of my father,” (pg 113) showed that he lost all hope and only thought about himself and his own health due to the circumstances. Also, Elie was not the only son going through
During the final days of Eliezer’s father’s death, Elie’s father completely depends on Elie to bring him food, water, and keep him protected. When Eliezer discovers that his father has been taken away, he thinks to himself, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (Wiesel, 112) When Elie searches through his “feeble conscience”, or weak conscience, his mind is incapable of feeling anything towards his father. His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust.
He explains what he saw like death and gore which he says that a kid like him shouldn 't have to see that other than in a form of literature. The next reason for Wiesel’s writing is so that he may fight against people who would forget about such a crucial event (Wiesel Acceptance Speech). He mentions that if we forget, we are all guilty from what might happen next, and that we are the accomplices to see that it may happen again. Lastly, Wiesel lighty mentions two goals that he is trying to achieve. These goals happen to be understanding for those who never got the experience of concentration camps, and not keeping silent about what happened inside the walls of the camps (Wiesel ix).
This excerpt is relevant to Wiesel’s biggest fear which is that the world has not learned or has simply forgotten about the Holocaust. The line “Never shall I forget…” (Wiesel, 34) is reiterated to show how important remembering is to Wiesel. This also pertains to Wiesel 's “big idea” which is that his purpose for writing Night was to never let anyone forget about the Holocaust. He hopes that this memoir helps prevent another genocide like this, and helps motivate people to stand up to injustices. In this selection, Wiesel uses phrases such as “.. flames that consumed my faith forever” (Wiesel, 34), “... murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” (Wiesel, 34), and “Never shall I forget those things..” (Wiesel, 34).
Obviously, one of the shared experiences is the book called Night by Elie Wiesel. In this book Elie speaks of his hardships and how he survived the concentration camps. Elie quickly changed into a sorrowful person, but despite that he was determined to stay alive no matter the cost. For instance, during the death