Do Not Pray For An Easy Life In Night By Elie Wiesel

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“ Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one,” - Bruce Lee My hook relates to the book Night, a book by Elie Wiesel who is a Holocaust Survivor who had suffered in a concentration camp with his father, because it is saying how you can’t pray for an easy life, you have to be strong enough to live through it.It is about horrors of the Holocaust in first person, and how Wiesel and his father endured it. In Night, Elie and his father’s relationship changes throughout the book because in their home town of Sighet, Elie and his father are distant but they become much closer when they get deported. By the end of the book, they are drifting apart because Elie’s selfishness takes a hold of him. In the beginning, …show more content…
Survival for Elie makes his selfishness take a hold of him. While Elie’s father is getting abused by an officer, he ignores his father’s cries and does not help him because his selfishness makes him only care about his survival and how if he helps his father, he’ll get a blow to the head and doesn’t want to get hurt. Elie states,” The officer wielded a club and dealt him a violent blow to the head. I did not move. I was afraid, my body was afraid of another blow, this time to my head,”( Wiesel 111). This explains ,Elie became selfish and he did not want to get hurt so he just let his father get beaten. Also, after Elie and the camp are sent on the death march to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany, Elie goes to the block leader to help his ill father.He is told that he should just give up on his father and think of only his survival and Elie even considers it. Elie states in the book, “‘ In this place, it is every man for himself, and you cannot think of others. Not even your father’... I listened to him without interrupting. He was right…(He) could have two rations of bread, two rations of soup…” This illustrates Elie had become very selfish and self centered because he even considered giving up on his father and taking all the things he had. Lastly, when Elie’s dad dies, he feels a sense of relief and that he felt like he was free of taking care of his father …show more content…
The pieces of evidence used all relate to a certain relationship that Elie and his father had throughout the book. It is either of them being close, drifting, or just very distant. This shows how something horrible can happen and it can change people’s relationships and how they see others or

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