Analysis Of Elie Wiesel 's ' Night Wiesel ' Essay

1489 Words Nov 17th, 2014 6 Pages
A traditional definition of a family is defined as a group made up of 2 or more people stitched together with love for one another that is usually taken for granted in modern times. Throughout Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night Wiesel tells his firsthand account of how he had to live for both himself and for his father the nightmare in the concentration camps . This proved to have both benefits and consequences. Seeing his father every day gave him a reason to keep going. Once Wiesel’s father dies, Elie Wiesel’s hopes of ever getting out of the camps declines drastically, and he develops tunnel vision that only sees food at the end. The Nazis rob Wiesel of the only thing he can possess in the camps, which is the longings to feel happy and to love someone. Once the emotions were gone, the Nazis just let the cycle of life take over from there. Even though a relationship can sometimes be a burden during the Holocaust, the memories and emotions Elie Wiesel and his father share cause them to bond, thus allowing Wiesel to barely escape death. Before all the torture of hunger and thirst, Elie Wiesel and his father weren’t close at all. As how Wiesel describes his father, “There was never any display of emotion, even at home” (Wiesel 2). As said again and again in the beginning of the book, Elie Wiesel is a very strong believer in his Jewish faith. He is so religious that he asks his father’s permission “to find a master to guide [himself] in [his] studies of the cabbala” (Wiesel 1).…

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