When Elie 's father got very ill the soldiers stopped giving him food so Elie shared half of his food with his father. The food was barely enough for one person and now he had to share with his father. As the days went on his father got worst and Elie knew his father would die soon. Elie know in the camp it was every man for themselves and the thought of sharing his food and its all being wasted keeps coming into his head. One of the other Jews advised him he should stop giving his father food and should keep it for him to stay strong and survive.
Another way that Elie 's identity changes is by heart. From the days or years of being in Auschwitz then Buchenwald, he starts to not care about others around him. In the story Elie watched his father be beaten and tormented many times in the camps and all he did was stand there, and do nothing about it. Once he got mad at his father for not avoiding the blows of the SS troops. This shows that Elie is drawing farther apart from his father and starts to only care about himself.
By doing this he takes the blame for the death of one of his brothers. Even though he attempted to collec himself, his constant pining for Martha is another point for why he is unfit to take a leadership role; he is always distracted. Besides what he physically carried, he also carried many things emotionally, which made him unstable. he carried the guilt and the responsibility of his comrades ' lives, causing him to be crushed under the pressure of certain situations which made him think about all the things that he cared for the most. Ultimately, his extreme attachment to his subordinates proved to be too much to handle and made him a
Pride is an amazing, horrible thing, A fork in the road that leads to two things, life and death. My parents always told me “Pride comes before a fall”. I never truly understood what that meant before I read this story it means that if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are. Pride is what the theme is in the story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. The story is about two brothers brothers who are very different.
When his dad is knocked unconscious in front of him, Elie describes his changes as, “his father had just been struck, before his very eyes, and he had not flickered an eyelid” (Wiesel 48). Elie’s dramatic change and the fear of standing up for his father makes him realize how selfish he had become. With the passing days in the concentration camp, Elie also notices how much his life changed him into a monster. He explains, “What is more, any anger
Hurst suggests that expectations are also a form of egotism that can lead to resentment; hence coming into conflict with one’s identity, such as alteration and remorse. Doodle’s desire was to be loved and supported by his family. He was invalid - he could not walk; thus everyone had low expectations towards him and thought he would die except for Aunt Nicey. His brother (the narrator) tried to kill him as he saw him an unbearable disappointment and his father had built him a mahogany coffin. For instance, “It was I who renamed him [...] Crawling backwards made him look like a Doodlebug, […] because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” Society’s attentiveness is predominantly towards the aspects of and in this story Doodle’s impairment seemed to have negative impacts on him that the society has caused.
Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes. When they arrived at the first camp, Elie and his family were separated. Throughout the novel, Elie tells of the extreme measures he goes through just to stay with his father. His father is the reason why Elie keeps going and has a desire to live. During the years of the holocaust, many people were surrounded by death constantly.
The Nazi’s dehumanized jews during day to day life in the holocaust making sure they felt worthless. They did this in Night many times from covering Eliezer and his fellow jews in their defecation, tattooing numbers resembling those on possessable items, and making them stand naked, totally vulnerable and without dignity. One might even think that the Nazi’s were envious of the happiness possessed by the
The simile, ’spooky as hell’, has a mysterious and frightening tone. No one truly knows what hell is like but its negative connotations provide a vivid image of how frightening Perry can be. In the novel In Cold Blood it's described that Perry had a strong relationship with his father, but as Perry got older it worsened. The simile, "I loved my father but there were times when this love and affection I had for him drained from my heart like wasted water", "like wasted water" can represent that Perry did love his father but once Perry grew older he realized that he didn't love him anymore, and that his affection towards his father was wasted as it led to no positive outcome. This shows that Perry had some issues with his father, which could have affected his personality later on, as one needs to feel the love of a parent.
It is packed with heart-wrenching moments that make the reader feel his pain. For instance, Sheff is always worried sick when his son disappears without saying where he’s going. One particular time, when Jasper asks where his older brother is, Sheff responds, “with more emotion than I intended to betray: ‘We don’t know.’ Jasper begins to cry” (Sheff 101). This moment makes the audience feel for Sheff and his family, because it is a new side of the common addiction story that has more impact emotionally than one may think. People hear the side of the addict themselves so much more often, that the parents’ point of view is more shocking and emotional.
I fully acknowledge what Remarque is showing his readers about how war is a fast and terrible way for young men to be completely changed, scarred, and grieving for the rest of their lives. Paul especially, was dramatically changed after seeing Kemmerich, Kat, Albert, Muller, and Tjaden suffer so dramatically. The scene in the novel where he first goes back home to see his family, brought out the way they can no longer adapt to such peaceful and safe conditions. Paul was so anxious, and felt as an outsider because of how peaceful it was at home, he did not know how to react, neither did he know what to do. His condition was so serious that he was basically depressed at the place where he should have been happiest.
Think of a circumstance where you were so hungry and thirsty, that you did not even care to think about your father anymore. That circumstance goes against common father-son relationships. The common father-son motif is where the father looks out and cares for the son. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he explains why the circumstances around a father-son relationship can change their relationship, whether it 's for the better or the worse. Since the book is about the life of Elie in a Nazi concentration camp, the circumstances were harsh and took a toll on multiple father-son relationships.
Elizar’s faith in this story is essentially controlled by his dad. Elizar feels that he is now unfaithful to God, and his dad is the closest most available resource so he relies on him to help maintain his faith. In Night we see a chain reaction effect between Elizar and his father, if Shlomo is weakened and unmotivated, Elizar will be depressed and unfaithful. When Shlomo asks Elizar “Let me rest here…a little…I beg of you” (Wiesel, 105) Elizar knows that ”rest”= death so this tells him that his father is ready to die which means that Elizar’s symbol of faith is ready to die. This causes him to think of what it would be like without his father, in response he says “Instantly, I felt ashamed of myself forever.” (Wiesel, 106).
In this time of my life I found out the harsh realities of life and how not everything is fair. In the book Night Elie has to go through something similar to this. In Ellie 's case it was much more rigorous he has to go through his whole family dying for no apparent reasons. This showed Elie how life can 't always be fair and to value everything when you have the
This dehumanized the Jewish because they could see and smell people dying and they were not able to do anything to defend them. People being thrown to the flames had no clothes (they had no respect for Jewish religion). Another example of dehumanizing is when Ellie’s father is being hit to death. “ Eliezer, my son, come here… I want to tell you something… Only to you... Come don’t leave me alone… Eliezer” (p. 14) this shows how Ellie had lost respect for his father. Instead of going to him and hold his hand as it was his father last wish.