Love In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Many people speak of love. What is love? Is love an emotion or an object? Perhaps it’s both. Elie Weisel’s Night teaches the reader many things about love. The definitions of this word helps you better understand what exactly love is and the synonyms and antonynoms that are an important part of the definition. The most common definition of love is a profoundly, tender, passionate affection for another person. That’s what most people think when they hear the word. Synonyms for this definition are affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, fondness, and passion. Some of the antonyms are abomination, hate, hatred, loathing, and rancor. Corinthians 13 of the Bible reads, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast,…show more content…
Before his mom and sisters died, he was given plenty of love. After they were gone, the only person left for him to love was his father. Chlomo Wiesel wasn’t the kind of person that shows love and affection to people though. It’s more towards the end of the book that Elie realizes how much he cares about his dad. At one point, when Chlomo was being beaten by Idek, he was ashamed of his father and he didn’t feel any grief for him. When Rabbi Eliahou’s son abondons him, Elie prays to God to never let him abandon his own father like that. Elie says “Rabbi Eliahou’s son had felt that his father was growing weak, he had believed that the end was near and had sought this separation in order to get rid of the burden, to free himself from an encumbrance which could lessen his own chances of survival. I had done well to forget that. And I was glad that Rabbi Eliahou should continue to look for his beloved son. And, in spite of myself, a prayer rose in my heart, to that God in whom I no longer believed. My God, Lord of the Universe, give me strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou’s son has done.” From that point on, he made it his duty to take care of his father. So, what is love you ask? Love is many things that you can describe a thousand different ways. Everyone’s view on it is different from others. But no matter what the definition, it will always be the same thing. Night taught many lessons, not only about
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