Examples Of Night In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Does It Run in Your Blood to Betray the Ones You Love? In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, the horrific reality of the Holocaust is revealed in first person. Elie was a young boy when he was torn apart from him mothers and sisters at the beginning of this, which left him and his father on their own for the remaining years. At first, people just wanted their families to be safe and to get to be together. However as time goes on, these bonds started to weaken because of the unimaginable trauma that people were going through. People appear selfless upon first impressions, but trauma reveals their naturally selfish characteristics. In the beginning of the story, everyone that was arriving to the camps believed all that mattered was staying together and surviving as a family. After Elie’s mother and sisters were separated from him and his father, Elie’s “hand shifted on ‘his’ father’s arm. ‘He’ had one thought一not to lose him. Not to be left alone.” (Wiesel 27). At this point, Elie had just seen his mother and sisters for the last time. Now it was just him and his father, and he knew that this was all that mattered and all that he had left. They had no idea what was in store for them in the upcoming moments, let alone years. All they knew was that they needed to do anything they could not to lose one another. When Elie and his father were slowly walking towards the fire pit, his father was explaining how it was a “shame ‘Elie’ couldn’t have gone with ‘his’ mother” and that he
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