Traumatic In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Unimaginable. Dreadful. Traumatic. These words describe how the author Elie Wiesel felt while sharing his memoir in the novel Night. Elie was a young young 15 year old boy when his whole life changed forever, everything he knew and loved was taken from him, and there was nothing he could do about it. He struggled and matured so much in this two year span, learning not to rely on anyone, but himself. Although many things happened to Elie, the biggest thing that was affected was his relationship with his father. Elie and his father were never really that close, but while in the holocaust they started to get closer, and right before his father's death they were closer than ever before. In Sighet, before everything became so hectic, Elie and his father could be considered strangers living in the same house. Elie knew that his father loved him, but he didn't have the relationship with his father that every young boy dreams of. Elie's father was a very important leader in society, and with that it caused him to chose the needs of other people over those of his own family. At one point in the book Elie says "he rarely displayed his feelings, not even within his family, more involved with the welfare of…show more content…
By now Elie and his dad have gone through so much together, that they are literally they are keeping each other alive, but his father is very weak and won't make it very much longer. Elie said "I didn't want to leave my father" (111). Elie no longer knows what to do, his father is weak and sick all he can do is lay in bed. Elie knows that the time is coming for his father, but he doesn't want to think about that. All he wants to do is be with his father as much as he can because he doesn't want to lose him. They have gotten so close that losing his father will make him lose a piece of himself, but even after his father died he still had a part of his dad that he will never lose or

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