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.
This is a big step in every man’s life and because of the distance he felt with his father, he is hoping that when he becomes a father he does not lose that kind of closeness that he once had. This relates to his conflict of becoming the Pantaloon now because of the way he sees his father as a crazy old man who will tell non-stop lies as if he were to hustle his own friends at a carnival and he fears that he himself will turn out the same way. Will is in a constant battle of trying to figure out the truth in his father’s stories, but also trying to discover why his father is like this and it is taking a toll on him. With a newborn on the way for Will and Josephine, Will is trying to find closure so he can have a better understanding of how to raise their child. This is a proximal factor for Will because it involves the birth of his own son soon and also him being back home for the death of his father.
Night Essay The reason we have family is to help us out through exceptional and the crummy times. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, this is demonstrated perfectly. By examining Night , we can see that family is the key to survival, which is important because those who don 't have family,often lost faith and the will to live. The reason the Elie was able to keep going was a result of his father. Throughout the whole book Elie wanted to stay close to his father.
When he isn’t playing soccer or hanging out with his friends he is definitely not with his brother. He is scared out of his mind that his brother will try to hurt or even kill him. Until he finally stands up to his brother at the end of the book when he tells the police everything he knew and all of his other fears like when he went to Tangerine Middle even after being scared at the carnival, Paul can’t overcome his fearful blindness. Paul’s fear keeps him from enjoying life and finding his best friends. If he could let go and stand up to his fears he would be able to love his life.
Doodle’s disabilities affected him from birth so he was not treated equal and his brother wanted him to learn the things he should already know. What prompted Doodle’s brother to help him was embarrassment which over came all of his feelings. Being different was hard for Doodle but at times it was harder for his brother to put up with because, as the narrator states, “Doodle was my brother and he was going to cling to me forever, no matter what I did.”(Hurts 159). Unfortunately Doodle was told he would never live and because of that he was never taught anything as a child. It would take Doodle a long time to learn everything.
Critics argue that this is not the main focus of the book although they are right this is still an important focus of the story. Vladeck and his family are put in very hard situations that they have to find some type of safety to save themselves and others this happens when Vladek and his wife have to figure out what to do with their son. “I have a good friend, a pole, who’s willing to hide my son until the situation gets better. ...I think he’d take you boy too.” (Spiegelman, 81). Safety is the priority for their son and this shows great humanity that someone is looking out for their son and his well being.
They did this because they felt that their dad’s were a burden on their shoulders as if they were slowing them down and the kids could survive without them. Elie once had these feelings about his dad when in the book he said that he thought his dad was dead, but Elie instantly regretted these thoughts because he had to protect his dad. Elie thought that if his dad died, he would no longer have a reason to live. Elie felt very strong about his dad because he was always protecting him and not letting him die, in one situation he would not let the other Jews throw him out of the cattle cart when they were on their way to Gleiwitz. But contrary to that Elie did give his father water when he had dysentery and Elie gave into the demands of his father.
Throughout the memoir, we learn about Baca’s father through the memories he would share. Baca does not degrade his father, even though his father was not there for him. The lack of a father only gave Baca a greater determination to become a loving father for his family and to live life the best he can (Baca, 6, 2001). As a young child, Baca was afraid of his father’s temperament, but Baca still yearned his father’s love “I want to go to him and hug him but I’m afraid.” (Baca, 144, 2001). Baca’s father was a strong factor that affected Baca’s life.
He fought harder to stay alive for his father. When they arrived at Buchenwald, he fell very ill. Elie’s and his father received barely any food to eat, but Elie always gave a small portion of his meal to his father. Despite if he was starving, he always put his father’s health before his health. But after the blockalteste talked to him and said he couldn’t save his father, Elie
Elie says to his father, “Come, Father...I’ll watch over you and you’ll watch over me...we’ll look after each other(pg.89).” This quote shows that Elie has never said this to his father. Now that they are in a possibility of death, they need to take care of each other. Also, the story of Rabbi Eliahou's son leaving him because he was too weak made his son leave his father. Elie prays to God that, God “will [him] the strength to never do what Rabbi Eliahou's son(pg.91).” Elie actually saw that the Rabbi’s son left him. He felt bad because Rabbi Eliahou’s son left him because he was weak.