Night Cultural Analysis

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Stories, pictures, and even music trace the culture and memories of each home. While some cultures may focus upon the survival of the family, others focus on their beliefs and important motifs that underly the religion. Such appears the case in Night by Elie Wiesel. In this well-refined memoir, Elie describes his father as a well known and respected man of his Jewish community, emphasizing his knowledge and power. But suddenly, this man who believed in an answer to every question, God being the supreme in knowledge, is stripped of his identity, family, and home right in front of his eyes. As the train departs, Shlomo's only hope at the moment was to protect his son. And with him being by his side, he grasps the love, care, and clear connection Elie can bring as the home of this journey. While they wait in line after they have arrived in camp, Shlomo's…show more content…
At this point this becomes crucial, because the Nazi oppression in the concentration camps makes it harder for any relationship. It is shocking to Elie on many occasions, the cruelty sons show their fathers in many of the barracks. He says of this particular boy, “I saw one of thirteen beating his father because the latter had not made his bed properly. The old man was crying softly while the boy shouted, “If you don’t stop crying I shan’t bring you any more bread. Do you understand?” This event serves a warning to Elie not to lose his sense of compassion towards his father so that they can remain close and continue supporting each other because without each other neither of them will survive. Therefore, through many actions, Elie and his father easily distinguish the connection a home and its owner may have. And though a homes purpose is to secure the soul of a family, it could also perhaps solidify the relationship between family

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