Night Elie And His Father's Relationship Analysis

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In Night, written by Elie Wiesel the relationship between Elie and his father had a dramatic change which impacted Elie’s life in a big way. Before the tragedy struck, Elie saw his father as just a well respected man. Elie listened and obeyed his father but sometimes didn't agree with the way he was running things. Elie was passionate about hi study of Kabbalah but his father disagreed and said that Elie was too young for this. Elie saw this as a “wrong” decision and thought that he should learn it. Moishe the Beadle helped him with his study. As time went on before the major events, Elie and his father were not that close. Sure, they loved each other but they weren't as close as could be. When the first sign of tragedy occurred (the ghettos), …show more content…
They are still close but Elie’s father is becoming weak and dying. He doesn't know if he can do this anymore. During one of their final selections, Elie got pklaced to the section to keep going and Elie’s father got placed with the sick to die. Elie wouldn't accept that so they went on the train together so Eli could be there for his father. Elie’s father was the only thing Elie really had left. They were each other's motivations and that is what kept them going. While on the train, there was no roof, it was cold and everyone was crowded. Each time the train stopped, they would strip the Jews who had died on the train and throw them out into the cold. Elie’s father was so weak that one of the SS officer's, mistaken him for dead and tried to remove him. Elie jumped on to his father and kept hitting him until he awoke. Elie wouldnt left his father go. When they reached the end of the line there were only 12 passengers out of 100 when it started. As Elie’s father grew weaker, he started to request more of Elie to help him. Elie became a little fed up with him father. One night, he passed away and Elie thought about how he did not help him. Elie and his father's relationship took a big turn throughout this journey. It tested them to see how they are through adversity and they had each other's backs until the last moment. Their relationship had a big effect on Elie as well because he saw

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