Night Father Son Relationship Analysis

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Father-Son Relationships in Night
The Holocaust was not only a dreadful series of anti-semitism, but it also served as an attack on humanity. When the simple yet innate facets of what people consider to make one human are challenged by the overarching demand of survival, human beings begin to plunge into a damning and vicious cycle creating a depletion of the human race itself. The facets that were killed the ideas and/or concepts of family, companionship, and camaraderie. For a fact, these rules of humanity were quenched in concentration camps, proved by one surviving prisoner’s recollection. Elie Wiesel’s Night exposes the fundamentals of familial relationships when put into a dire situation; furthermore, the memoir demonstrates what many
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Throughout the story, it is seen that Wiesel’s frustration with his father grows emphatically, but in the end he finally restores his contentedness with his father. Wiesel presents this conclusion when he says, “And deep inside me, if I could have searched for the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (112). His words free at last show his good hopes for his father in becoming ‘free at last’, rather than the believed free from the duties created by his father. Though Wiesel was heavily ladened throughout the story, he never let that reflect onto his behavior with his father; it rather motivated him. Because of this, Wiesel truly did care for his father all the way to the very end. The father son relationship ebbed, flowed, and even took nosedives throughout the memoir, but one thing is true: the two always shared a relationship, and they never gave up on it. Unmistakably, the novella tries to get at this every time one reads it. It works on the core idea to never give up on familial

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