Early on in the book, Eli actively avoids becoming one of them, but he struggles with this as Night goes on. He starts to have brutish thoughts as he sees another son abandon his father for the sake of survival, but quickly decides not to. However, Eli’s morality finally breaks with his father’s death. Although on the surface, Eli feels grief and wishes that his father could still be alive, within himself, Eli finds a feeling of relief, as if a burden had been lifted from him. This shows that the longer Eli spent in the concentration camp, the weaker his moral sense became.
He chose to stay because Elie would have been separated from his parents and little sister. This choice had a negative impact, but also a positive one. The negative side is that Elie’s family stayed in the ghettos, and then the concentration camps. At the time, no one could believe the rumors about the Nazis. For this reason the Elie wouldn’t have known about the extreme horror that was lying ahead for his entire family.
Night written by Elie Wiesel, who survived the Holocaust. Wiesel had narrated Night to share an important part of history, He wanted to leave behind legacy of words, memories with hope to prevent history repeating itself. Eliezer Wiesel shares his personal experience from the beginning. In 1941, Eliezer was twelve year old Jewish boy living in the Transylvanian town of Sighet. Eliezer had a peaceful life with his family members, in 1944 Eliezer and his family were taken from their home to the Auschwitz concentration camp which results in the lost of his mother and sisters and altering his view of his religion.
His family found the timing to be inconvenient and only a select number of people attended the ceremony. This is another way that Tristan is trying to deal with the grief that he has been handed in life. His reasoning for becoming married is that he could make a son that would replace his brother, Samuel. Tristan knew that this move was a selfish one, but he could not fathom anything else. He was crazy in love and the sad fact was that it was only because of the stress caused of his brother dying.
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.
Before they are sent to the ghettos, his relationship with his father was they were not always open with each other. Then, when they are sent to the camp, they need each other in order to keep going and survive. He does not want “To break rank, to let [himself] slide to the side of my road… [His] father’s presence was the only thing that stopped [him].” (Wiesel 86). Then, later in the book when his father dies from dysentery he says, “... if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (112). This quote is an example of his drastic change with his relationship with his father.
Well, if Rainsford himself never killed Zaroff, he would have died. He was defending himself by killing Zaroff. It is highly understood that one should not kill but what would you do if someone was hunting you and trying to kill you? Would you let them or would you kill them to save
What can happen to the rest of one's emotions once a survival instinct takes over is astonishing. Eliezer’s sick father, Shlomo, was the only link he had back into his past, his good life. Also Shlomo was a burden to Elie. Whenever Elie started admitting that his father was a burden, he caught himself and stopped because he felt ashamed and guilty. When his father finally died of Dysentery, Elie found himself doing the unthinkable, he had abandoned his father like the Rabbi’s son did to him.
In the movie “Gran Torino” the protagonist, Walt Kowalski is an Polish-American, Korean War Veteran, who is recently widowed after his wife’s death. Ever since then, Walt is troubled with the memories of the war and he did not like the fact that his son felt pity for him. The changes around his neighbourhood made him uncomfortable because it reminded him of the Korean War. Overtime, these changes caused some personality changes through the close bond with his neighbours, Sue and Thao, whom he treated as his own children. Walt learned to adapt to these changes and along the way he learns the importance of life than his extant knowledge of death according to the priest.
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 depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.