Final Essay On Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night Final Essay “For God’s sake, where is God? Where He is? This is where ----- hanging from the gallows.” - Elie Wiesel. Night, by Elie Wiesel, this was set in the 1940’s during World War ll. This was at a concentration camp, Auschwitz. In the whole story, it was about Elie and his father's struggle to survive in concentration camps. The holocaust was the most traumatic experience in history, this included the leader, Hitler, with his followers, the German Nazi’s. Throughout Night, Elie’s relationship with his father changes from a distant one to a closer one when his father takes care of him in the concentration camp, after his father gets sick and Elie takes care of him. Elie is conflicted because he does care but he struggles with …show more content…
When entering the camp, Elie and his father became closer, as his father his being kind to him. “But seeing that his advice had come too late, and that there was nothing left of my ration, he didn’t even start his own” (Wiesel 44). His father did not even touch his food while Elie had finished his, likely his father had gave his ration to Elie so he would not suffer but then he did not want his father to suffer either because he did not eat. While in the camp, the SS guards were being very violent with the prisoners, causing different reactions. “My hand tightened its grip on my father. All I could think of was not to lose him” (Wiesel 30). Their relationship became closer because Elie was now worried about his father living, this shows how he cares for him even though they weren’t as close, that is still is father. It was a new year but since they not not celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Elie was afraid to wish his dad that. “I felt a tear on my hand. Whose was it? Mine? His? I said nothing. Nor did he. Never before had we understood each other so clearly” (Wiesel 69). As you can see, Elie had said that they had never “understood each other so clearly”, this signifies the relationship getting closer and closer because now they can tell each other things and understand without hesitation or …show more content…
The camp’s atmosphere was wearing down on Elie and his father, causing his father to become ill because he was not healthy or treated properly, causing Elie to take care of him. “I knew he was running out of strength, close to death, and yet I abandoned him. I went to look for him” (Wiesel 106). This proves how Elie was supposed to take care of his father because he was getting weak, the fact that Elie left him was taking a toll on him because he went back to look for him. Being with his father, Elie’s feelings were slowly going away the more and more his father was sick. Elie was listening to the people telling him to let his father go. “He was right, I thought deep down, not daring to admit it to myself. Too late to save your old father…”(Wiesel 111). Elie was starting to realize how he needs to care for himself because caring for his father is only going to bring him down. He didn’t want to feel this way but he couldn’t help it, he had to leave his father behind. Finally Elie was free at last! He had listened to everyone about his father, still being sick, had changed the way he felt. Elie knew he felt good about this, he knew it. “No candle lit in his memory. His last word had been my name. He had called out to me and I had not answered” (Wiesel 112). Elie was moving on from all of this, leaving his father because of what everyone put in his head to

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