Essay about Who Is Father Son Loyalty In Night By Elie Wiesel

The concentration camps and death camps ruled by the Nazis during WWII were littered with people who could live no longer, who had no strength to go on. These people would commit suicide by electric fence, or find a reason to get shot. Just so they could end their suffering. These victims are the ones who had nothing, the people whose dearest belongings were inanimate and abandoned at home. However, Elie Wiesel had something not many had; a father in the camps with him. Together they lived for each other. Simply having one other person who one could rely on kept the pair alive, almost out of the camps. The father-son pair stayed alive longer because together they suffered to try to stay together, they kept loyal to each other, and they stayed alive so that the other could live.

In this document, Elie Wiesel tries desperately not to…

Along with not wishing to be away from his father, Elie makes sure that he never gets thoughts of himself in his head. He lives for his father, and his father lives for him. Together they are loyal to each other. Sometimes Elie thinks that he could just leave his father, but he knows that is not right. Elie Wiesel represents father-son loyalty,

“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.” (91)

This is the opposite, but Elie realizes this. He knows that this is wrong and that even considering the act himself makes him feel worse. Elie never really considers leaving his father. The author notices that his own father is growing weaker and weaker, but he knows he must not leave him. The loyalty he has to his father, even after he himself is wounded, truly shows how much he loves his…