Family Bonds - Night by Elie Wiesel
Elie's father cared more about the town than his family. I chose the theme father/ son relationships because Elie's father was what made Elie not. Free Essay: Throughout Night, the bond that Eliezer has with his father Chlomo The camps greatly influence the father-son relationship that Elie and Chlomo. 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.
By the end of the book, his father is dead, another victim of the Nazi death camps. In between, Night explores the ways traditional father-son relationships break down under impossibly difficult conditions. At the heart of this theme is Eliezer's relationship with his own father. Yet the narrator also pays attention to other father-son relationships among the prisoners in the camps; his observations of other fathers and sons make him think about his duties to his own father.
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In normal life, before the Holocaust began, Eliezer's father has great respect in the community and within Eliezer's house. The relationship of father to son is traditional—the biblical commandment to honor one's parents is paramount in Jewish families like Eliezer's. After the family is split up at Birkenau, Eliezer and his father have only each other to live for.
As his father weakens, the traditional roles of protector and protected are reversed. It is Eliezer who must protect his father. During their time in the camps, Eliezer time and again feels shame when he is angry at his father for not being able to avoid beatings or for not being able to march correctly.
I anxiously thought of my father, who was at work. But I was glad nevertheless. To watch that factory go up in flames- what revenge! 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. 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.
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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.