Essay on Concentration Camps in Night by Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel’s book “Night” shows the life of a father and son going through the concentration camp of World War II. Their life long journey begins from when they are taken from their home in Sighet, they experience harsh and inhuman conditions in the camps. These conditions cause Elie and his father’s relationship to change. During their time there, Elie and his father experience a reversal in roles.
At the beginning of the novel , Elie's relationship with his father is fairly close. Slowly but surely, through out the novel their relationship changes. The reason for their father-son relationship tobe fairly close and not extremely close as it should be is because his father, Chlomo’s commitments to the community, affects his life at home.
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Elie Wiesel’s book “Night” shows the life of a father and son going through the concentration camp of World War II. Their life long journey begins from when they are taken from their home in Sighet, they experience harsh and inhuman conditions in the camps. These conditions cause Elie and his father’s relationship to change. During their time there, Elie and his father experience a reversal in roles.
At the beginning of the novel , Elie's relationship with his father is fairly close. Slowly but surely, through out the novel their relationship changes. The reason for their father-son relationship tobe fairly close and not extremely close as it should be is because his father, Chlomo’s commitments to the community, affects his life at home. Which includes not having time plenty of time for his family. But this didn’t change Elie’s love and respect for his father. He loved him and respected him just as everyone in the community did. When entering the camp , that’s the type of relationship that they portrayed. In a normal father-son relationship, the father protects the son, and the son is dependent on the father. Elie and his father demonstrate this relationship throughout the first couple of weeks of their time in the camps. Elie shows that he is dependent on his father while entering the camp because its shown during first selection.
For example, on page 32 of the novel “The baton pointed to the left.
I took half a step forward. I first wanted to see where they would send

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