Theme Of Responsibility In Night By Elie Wiesel

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What does Eliezer mean when he writes that he feels free after his father’s death? IS he free of responsibility? Or is he free to go under, to drift into death?
He writes that he feels free from responsibility because he doesn 't have to worry about taking care of his father. In the story he says, “ I gave him what was left of my soup . But my heart was heavy.” In the book as his father started to get sick Elie had to take full responsibility over him. From making sure he had something to eat to even, making sure that he was comfortable. Eliezer even had to exchange his bread for a cot next to his father so that he could watch his father at all time. All this responsibility on a sixteen year was to much and the fact that he had to also take
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This quote means that the sorrow that Elie experience through the years will keep looking staring back at him. When Elie stares at himself in the mirror all he sees are flashes of sorrow and loneliness staring right back at him. “Men to the left! Women to the right!". This quote was said when Elie and his family arrived at the camp. He knew that, that very moment will be the last time he will ever see his mom and little sister again. Continuously in the book we see how Ellie always try to stay close to his dad because he is afraid of being by himself.. The sorrow that stares at him when he looks at himself in the mirror comes from all the sad things he has had to endure during his time in Birkenau. For example when he saw the little boy get hanged after being used as a sexual slave, or even when they had to eat snow with bread to fill their stomachs up. From him looking in the mirror he learns that he isn 't the same boy in Sighet, Transylvania, who had enough food to eat, a good place to lay his head at night, and a boy who had family.
4. Write your response to the book..
Night by Elie Wiesel was a interesting book. What I liked about this book was the fact that he actually wrote about how the nazi first came into their town acting like they cared about the jews then slowly, they moved from the ghetto to the camp. I also liked the fact that it was very easy for readers to be able to picture what was happening in their heads. I felt that Elie Wiesel sped up the beginning of the story. I felt that he could have elaborated on how the Nazi started slowly changing his town and and if that affected him at that
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