Examples Of Father Son Relationship In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night by Elie Wiesel is a short book about Wiesel's experiences in the Auschwitz sub-camps. The theme developed by Wiesel throughout the text is the idea of loss and dehumanization, which are prevalent during the entire book. Wiesel writes this book from his own perspective, but he alters the character slightly to distance himself from the horrible events that occurred. The book is organized into parts, each with differing times which in turn cover the five years of his experiences. This essay will describe the relationship between Eliezer and his father, Schlomo. The relationship development aspects I will discuss occurred at the fire pits of Birkenau, the constant beating of Schlomo at Buna, and finally, Schlomo's death in Buchenwald. Eliezer and Schlomo's father-son relationship is the reason Elie had hope throughout the Holocaust. After the selection at the arrival of Auschwitz., Elie and his father had to walk towards the fire pits, where babies, children, and adults are being thrown in. Elie and his father thought that this was their fate as well. Such a traumatizing event brings forth a critical quote spoken from Schlomo, "You should have gone with your mother". This in context, references to the selection, as Schlomo did not want to see his son die. Another idea used to portray this extreme idea of mental torture was a thought from Eliezer, where he wants to throw himself into the electric fence to escape the brutal death of burning in the pits. This started

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