The Nazis inhumanity and brutality slowly diminished his hope and desire to live. Despite Elie’s constant battle, it is from the interaction with other characters that he is able to maintain his hope. Elie depends on his father for support, and his love for his father makes him strengthen his hope and desire to live. When they arrived at the camp, his father said that he would rather Elie to go with his mother than to see what they were going to experience as men. The father began to cry and this was the only time that Elie saw his father cry.
This shows somewhat of his appreciation of his father and being able to connect with his dad on some level, when he asks his father’s opinion about the price being charged. “Dad you haven’t let anyone down I dunno what the opposite of letting someone down is but you’ve done the opposite” is a quote by Steve to his father that shows his appreciation of his father and what he has done for them. Finally we have the oldest son Wayne who is in jail, however we are able to see the guilt Wayne has and the disappointment he feels at letting his dad down. “The only reason I loved that house is because it had him and Mum in it” This shows that the Kerrigan family is a tight knit family unit who all love each other. Through this we see that all three boys respect their parents and all look up to their father as someone they want to be like when they are older.
The fear of loosing his son led Romulus to attempt to better himself, seen through the statement “My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Although this method of parenting gave short-term dismay demonstrated through Raimond’s childhood outburst “you don’t love me”. It resulted in long-term fulfillment and a healthy relationship worthy of being recognized retrospectively within Gaitas
He was a very religious person and at a young age, his faith in God is extremely strong. Elie was sent to the camp with his family and was separated from his mother and sisters, only to have his father as family, who never portrayed any emotions. He believe that at this point he seen his God die completely, and has had his faith shattered, he no longer feels as if God is acting on absolute justice. Throughout the novel Night people were treated as a whole, moved along in mass, forced to dress, act and be the same in the camps, as though the individual no longer existed and the whole herd of people had blended into one unheard mass. If only all of these people had listened to Moshe the Beadle when they had the chance, before their lives were forever changed for the worse.
From time to time I hear the saying ’‘You have to die in order to protect your life.’’ There is no sense in that what so ever. If you die to protect your life you aren’t alive anymore so how did you protect your life? Nobody says ’’I will spend all my money in order to save my money.’’ Those sayings pretty much have the same logics to me. If I were to guess, I would guess that every soldier that was fighting for his county and had a near death experience was praying and hoping that he would come out of this alive while he was lying there and dying. Joe Bonham was a soldier who almost lost his life fighting for his country.
Spiegelman felt he was always over shadowed by his father regardless of his own accomplishment because his father survived the war and he could not compete with that. He says “No matter what I accomplish, it doesn’t seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz.”
Stein’s only purpose are his wife and children. The camp changes Elie, it breaks the link he used to have to his father. Even though they seem inseparable, they are alone when it comes to survival and endurance. Elie’s only wish upon seeing the beating is to get away in case the supervisor attacks him. This moment demonstrates that in the camp survival comes before anything else, even one’s family.
What seems incomprehensible to reason is why God, an almighty and good being, would let Satan freely oppress Job, an innocent man. Despite the loss of his livestock and children, Job still displayed confidence in God’s will even though his gracious creator had let him suffer for no apparent reason. Disappointed and beaten, Satan, requests God to let him test Job once more. To let Job suffer in the first place seems unrighteous, however, God allows him to be tested again, even though Job still remained faithful to God after losing his children and means of living. In his second trial, huge and painful sores spread over Job’s body, but he continues to be loyal to God, in spite of his own wife suggesting to curse God for his suffering.
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
Frankl’s observations prove that a path to survival is in pursuing one’s life, past, future, and family. Walden 2 In life-threatening situations, victims occasionally feel a moral obligation to stay alive in order to ensure the well being of their family. In the Holocaust memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, young Eliezer finds that the only thing keeping him alive is his love and concern for his weak, sickly father (Maas). For example, on the death march to Gleiwitz, Eliezer says, “My father’s presence was the only