The Story Night By Elie Wiesel Essay

1366 Words Oct 12th, 2015 6 Pages
“There was no time to think, and I had already felt my father’s hand press against mine: we were alone. In a fraction of a second I could see my mother, my sisters, move to the right. Tzipora was holding mothers hand. I saw them walking farther and farther away; Mother was stroking my sister’s blonde hair as if to protect her. And I walked on with my father, with the men. I didn 't know that this was the moment in time and the place where i was leaving my mother and Tzipora forever.” Is an excerpt from the short story Night by Elie Wiesel. In this story a young boy of the age fifteen goes by the name of Elie Wiesel. He is a very pious man who loves his family. However, he is caught in the tragic time of World War II and the Holocaust. Many jews were killed in that time period along with Elie’s parents and his youngest sister Tzipora, the sister Elie was closest to. Elie suffers through discrimination, dehumanization and a lot of starvation. He is moved from camp to camp as the war front starts to move in. The one thing that keeps him moving throughout this book is his love for his family and his father. His father and the relationship he shares with him is the one thing that pushes him to survive this terrible atrocity. In the book Night there are many examples of father son relationships. Elie and his father aren 't the only ones. In the book, the relationship he shared with his father saved a few lives. However, his relationship with his father also changed in the story.…

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