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The novel Night demonstrates that the worst of conditions can take there toll on even the most loving relationships. Do you agree?

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Night Essay: The novel Night demonstrates that the worst of conditions can take there toll on even the most loving relationships. Do you agree? The novel Night demonstrates that the worst of conditions can take their toll on even the most loving relationships. Under the duress of war, concentration camps, starvation and torture, many loving relationships having being ruined. Rabbi Eliahou and his son had stuck together for three years of concentration camps and selections but war, concentration camps, starvation and torture took there toll as Eliahou's son deserted his father during the march to Gleiwitz. Meir and his father had a loving relationship but starvation took its toll and Meir ended up killing his father for a piece of bread. Elie's relationship with his father stays strong all the way through the novel despite feeling guilty for not helping his father, only due to his on safety. ...read more.

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Eliezer particularly feels guilt and sadness after his father's death. Despite the love and care he has shown his father, Eliezer feels that he has somehow sacrificed his father for his own safety. Their relationship demonstrates that Eliezer's love and camaraderie are stronger forces of survival than his instinct for self- preservation. Meir and his father had a loving relationship but starvation took its toll and Meir ended up killing his father for a piece of bread. Meir's father got a piece of bread that had grabbed from the pile of fighting people. As he was moving away his own son Meir jumped on him and brutally bashed his father killing him in the fight for survival. While killing his own father the young son also gets killed over a scramble for the same piece of bread and father and son lie dead next to each other. "Meir. Meir my boy! ...read more.

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In this novel of war, starvation and torture, faith, silence and man's inhumanity to man we have seen that the worst of conditions can take their toll on even the most loving relationships. Eliahou and his son were separated because of the sons strive for survival feeling that the only way he would survive would to be, to remove his father. Meir and his father were separated by the starvation as Meir felt that he would survive if he could eat the bread his father had got, but in doing so he beat his father to death and then was killed for the same bit of bread him self. Elie's relationship is the strongest and most loving relationship of them all but he also feels that his father is sometimes a burden but keep by his side. He depends on his father for support, and his love for his father allows him to carry on. This shows how under the duress of war, concentration camps, starvation and torture, loving relationships can be destroyed, along with life. Stuart Dowel 10B ...read more.

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