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The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel is about teenage boy overcoming his obstacles he faced during the holocaust. Elie’s hope and motivation to survive the holocaust was his father because Elie’s father was the only family member left and they supported each other to keep on going. They watched each other physically and mentally. Elie and his father encourage one another mentally to survive the holocaust. No matter what obstacle was thrown at them, they always stayed together. The Russians were expected to go where Elie and his father were located. The head of the block made the prisoner clean the area where they were staying because they didn’t want the Russians to think that they were living like pigs. When they were finished cleaning, they were evacuated to another location. The prisoners were ordered to run nonstop and whoever stopped running got shot to death. While Elie ran, his foot was aching but it wouldn’t stop him to keep moving forward. His “father’s presence was the only thing that stopped him” to keep going how his father was “running at my side, out of breath, end of his strength at his wits end.” Elie’s mindset is that he has “no right to die” and no matter what, Elie is his fathers “only support” to keep going on and not to be shot to the death. Survival with his father is his motivation. When Elie thought “no right to die” and “only support”, it showed dhow much love and inspiration to keep on going and not to give up.

His father also inspired him to keep going physically because Elie gets stronger and stronger with his father motivating Elie to stay strong. Elie is sent to the dentist to get his gold crown removed but he made up excuses to not get his gold crown taken away because the gold crown represents his family before the Holocaust. He was sent back to the camp and was ordered to march. His…...

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