In our society, there comes a time in one's life when innocence is lost as a result of an experience or a gain of knowledge.
Can these bonds of family survive, as islands of humanity in a sea of hatred? Eliezer reports on some terrible incidents in which even the close bond between father and son breaks down. At Buna he sees a boy of about thirteen beating his father because the man had not made his bed properly.
On the last train journey to Buchenwald, when a man seizes some bread that has been thrown into the wagon, his son snatches the bread from him. This is the level to which the Jews have been reduced by the inhuman treatment of the Nazis. There are other models of father-son relationships, however.
Eliezer and his father look after each other and stay close. They do not lose their humanity. Even when his father is very sick, Eliezer does not give in to the temptation to leave him so that he, Eliezer, can have a greater chance of survival.
He remembers what he saw happen between Rabbi Eliahou and his son on the run from Buna to Gleiwitz. The rabbi and his son had been together in the camps for three years. They always stuck together, through every ordeal.
But then on the night run to Gleiwitz, they get separated. Eliezer sees that the rabbi's son knows his father has been left behind, but he does not stop to help him.
Eliezer guesses that the son has come to believe that his father is an encumbrance, and that he would be better off without him. The relationship has finally been broken by the almost unimaginable strain it has been placed under. Eliezer prays that he never thinks this of his own father, but he is wrong.
These thoughts do occur to him, and he feels bitterly ashamed of them. To his credit, he overcomes them, sticking close to his father and trying to help him right up to the end. But after his father's death, Eliezer has a moment of brutal honesty, when he acknowledges the ambivalence of his thoughts: But I had no more tears.
And, in the depths of my being, in the recesses of my weakened conscience, could I have searched it, I might perhaps have found something like-free at last!
When the story begins he is a pious youth, very observant of his own religion, as are all the Jews in Sighet. When they are first expelled, they all pray, "Oh, God, Lord of the Universe, take pity upon us in Thy great mercy.
Even when they first begin to see the horrors of Auschwitz, the older men among them say that they must never lose faith, "even when the sword hangs over your head.Night - Elie Wiesel The novel Night, by Elie Wiesel is a clear representation of loss of faith from beginning to end.
Elie begins the story as a child who cries . Night Thesis Statements and Important Quotes Below you will find five outstanding thesis statements for Night by Elie Wiesel that can be used as essay starters or paper topics.
All five incorporate at least one of the themes found in the text and are broad enough so that it will be easy to find textual support, yet narrow enough to provide a. In Elie Wiesel's book Night, he depicts himself as an innocent teenager, a child, whose innocence was taken from him as a result of the atrocities performed by Hitler's Germany in World War Two.
Before Elie was forced into a concentration camp, he was a young and innocent child immersed in his faith from birth.
This prezi provides a walkthrough for students getting ready to write an essay on Elie Wiesel's memoir Night. Example: "The greatest change to Elie Wiesel’s identity was his loss of faith in God.
""Elie Wiesel’s experiences in the camps not only cause him to lose faith in God; they also make him lose faith in his own survival.". Apr 10, · I'm gathering rough work for my English essay, We read the book "Night" by Elie Wiesel and my essay theme is about how Elie loses faith in God, himself, and humanity.
So far I've got a lot of points for the God part i need some good supporting points for how he loses faith in himself and humanity, anythingis appreciated:) Status: Resolved. Loss of Faith in Elie Wiesel's "Night" Night is a dramatic book that tells the horror and evil of the concentration camps that many were imprisoned in during World War II.
Throughout the book the author Elie Wiesel, as well as many prisoners, lost their faith .