Analysis Of The Book ' Night ' By Elie Wiesel Essay

1307 Words Nov 11th, 2015 6 Pages
Relationships grow and change in numerous ways during a hardship. The struggle causes some people to grow distant from one another, yet forces other relationships to grow stronger from working together to brave the difficult times. The change positive and negative changes in relationships holds true for the prisoners of the Nazi concentration camps of World War II. Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, writes about the hardships endured by prisoners in his memoir Night. The daily hardships caused some relationships among prisoners to flourish and others’ to crumble. Throughout Wiesel’s memoir, he describes the severe physical and emotional pain they endured daily and how this affected his relationship with his father. Wiesel and his father grew more dependent on one another, and the stress they withstood caused the father and son roles to reverse themselves. Wiesel and his father are not always close. In fact, when they are living in their home and in the ghetto, Wiesel describes his father using blunt, unemotional words such as, “My father was a cultured, rather unsentimental man. There was never a display of emotion, even at home” (2). In addition when illustrating his father, Wiesel notes, “He was more concerned with others than with his own family” (2). Wiesel’s description signifies that he and his father does not share an emotional connection before their lives are drastically altered by the deportation from the ghetto. When Wiesel and his…

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