Father Son Relationships in Night
In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, there are many father-son duos. There relationships with each other are varied in terms of agreeability and love for each other. The Germans have sent the Jews off to concentration camps and caused very trying times. They have torn whole families apart and set people at each others throats. Elie’s relationship with his father changes over time. At first, the only reason that he didn’t give up in the camps is so that his father wouldn’t be alone.
He says so himself when he admits that “my fathers presence was the only thing that stopped me……what would he do without me” (82). This relationship deteriorates however as the book progresses. He begins to view his father as a burden and a weakness. He abandons his father and then ignores him as he dies in the hospital. Another disturbing situation between father and son occurs on the train on the way to Buchenwald. An elderly man sneaks away from a mob that is fighting for bread with a piece under his shirt.
He is attacked by his own son and is killed all the while with an extra piece for his son. This event portrays how the
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