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Everything you ever wanted to know about the quotes talking about Family in Night, by Elie Wiesel At the new camp, Eliezer still tries to cling to his father. Night is written as a memoir of Elie Wiesel's time in the concentration camps of Europe during World War II. In this poignant portrayal this. Elie was able to stay with his father throughout Night, and it is debatable In the list below, I will provide specific quotes that detail how family bonds were.
Over the course of this time in the concentration camps, Elie goes through rollercoasters of emotion regarding his father. At times Chlomo is his life line; the only reason Elie does not give up and die. At other times Elie feels that his father is a burden. Elie feels at times that his father is pulling him down, not out of lack of affection, but that the concentration camp is such a place it required him to concern himself with his own survival only. At times his father physically saves Elie from death; in turn Elie saves his father several times from the fate of death.
Wiesel is haunted by this experience. It is with great bravery that he entails this account so that he bears witness to the horrors of the Holocaust with the hope that no other son will ever have to experience a situation with his father with this kind of magnitude.
The story of a boy from Sighet who through the brutal experience of the Holocaust comes to value his father most of all. Wiesel details father-son relationships to show how natural, loving bonds deteriorate when individuals are faced with intolerable situations.
For instance, Wiesel narrates an anecdote where a prisoner murders his father for a taste of bread, thus demonstrating the breakdown of humanity in the face of cruelty Wiesel, who fears he will resort to this type of violence, clings to his father in an effort to maintain humanity.
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Wiesel and his father, Chlomo, endured the Auschwitz camps from late May, until mid-January, The first primary example of father-son relationships occurs early in the novel, during the first days at Auschwitz. The guard strikes the old man and Wiesel does not prevent the violence: What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, before my very eyes, and I had not flickered an eyelid. In another moving scene, Rabbi Eliahou searches for his son, who left his father behind during the Death March.
Finally, in one of the most moving scenes of the memoir, Wiesel narrates the death of his father. We had already suffered so much, endured so much together.
This was not the moment to separate. He was running next to me, out of breath, out of strength, desperate.
I had no right to let myself die. What would he do without me?
I was his sole support. He had seen him. And he had continued to run in front, letting the distance between them become greater. A terrible thought crossed my mind: What if he had wanted to be rid of his father? He had felt his father growing weaker and, believing that the end was near, had thought by this separation to free himself of a burden that could diminish his own chance for survival.
And what if he were dead, as well? I called out to him. I would have screamed if I could have. He was not moving. Suddenly, the evidence overwhelmed me: During the alert, I had followed the mob, not taking care of him.
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I knew he was running out of strength, close to death, and yet I had abandoned him. When the doctor arrived in the afternoon, I went to tell him that my father was very ill. To set the whole world on fire! But even the cry stuck in my throat. In this place, it is every man for himself, and you can not think of others. Not even your father. In this place, there is no such thing as father, brother, friend.
Each of us lives and dies alone. Let me give you good advice: You cannot help him anymore. And you are hurting yourself. So I would be sick. I didn't want to leave my father.