Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Volte-face nature, a 180 in the sense of emotions, the experiences endured during the holocaust provoked the Weisel son and father duo to go through a volte-face natured way of life. Elie Wiesel, the son of Shlomo Wiesel and Sarah Feig, was a young Jewish boy who had grown up in a relaxed Romanian town. He was brought into the Jewish religion by his parents, but his mother really instilled this way of life in him. Shlomo was an unemotional man on the outside, he often chose to not show his feelings outright, little did Elie know how emotional he could be. One of the most abiding parts of the holocaust to the duo was the death march. The march was a horrible occurrence that cost even more lives than had already been taken. Shlomo was quite…show more content…
Even though Elie was not the closest with his father he did not want to be without him. Elie had been chosen to go into the left line, “I took half a step forward. I first wanted to see where they would send my father. Were he to have gone to the right, I would have run after him (Wiesel 32).” Elie was determined to stay with his father whether he died or survived. Shlomo was not a present emotional figure in Elie’s life until he was older,“(...)that the lack of connection to the father's body results in the son trying somehow to form the bond anyway (Morgan 219).” Resulting from this, elie had formed a great bond with his father. As the duo followed the men in front of them, Shlomo started to show a true emotion. Sadness, he was with his only son and had thought they were going to go up in flames, a craven way to die Elie thought. Just as it came it left, “I glanced over at my father. How changed he looked! His eyes were veiled(Wiesel 37).” It were like a disguise, he had hid any feeling that were once there, now a blank look replaced it. This went on for quite a bit of time in Elie and Shlomo’s changing lives. This show of emotion for the first time that Elie had seen, was the start for the changing emotions throughout the difficult journey this father and son had been on. The death march was a detrimental time in the holocaust and marked its
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