Essay on Night: Elie Wiesel and Main Character Eleazar

Submitted By heythereiz
Words: 405
Pages: 2

The year 1933, a German nationalist came to power. Adolf Hitler, previously unknown, rose to power so fast, that Europe could hardly respond quick enough.At this time, Jews in Europe faced continuously harsher discrimination, that led to the murder of 6,000,000 Jews, almost ⅓ of the Jewish population. Night, is one boy’s experience in the harshest of concentration camps; Aushwitz. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel the main character Eleazar travels with his father throughout his entire journey, during \World War II. Through all the difficult tasks that they face, Elie's father grows very weak. He continuously loses his strength and has to depend on Ellie. Ellie is also struggling to survive so it is very hard for him to take care of his father. Towards the end of the novel Elie's father dies. Although he is very sad, he realizes that deep down inside of him he feels liberated. He no longer has to take care of his father. After his father dies, Ellie explains, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!” ( ) Eli is told by people around him that in the conditions in which they are living in, the rule he must live by is known as: “Every man for himself”. Eli saw other sons around him leaving their fathers, and detaching themselves. In a way each of those boys became independent, and independence is