The will to survive is a choiceless choice that blinded prisoners into killing their own flesh and blood. Another choiceless choice is made when Eliezer and his family get to Birkenau. They had choice of going to work or being killed. When the Jews get off the unpleasant train ride to Birkenau they are lined up and evaluated for work. Night Essay Many people lose faith in this world. A world that is troubled by horrible events that traumatized people for life.
The book reflects what happened in Germany and its colonies during the Nazi era. Wiesel uses Eliezer to express his experiences during the Holocaust. The protagonist Eliezer undergoes some of the most terrifying situations in life.
Speaking of fathers, Elie witnesses beating guard have given his own father. This gives the already unimaginable terror of the Holocaust a whole new and more personal effect on Elie. Elie feels that he is better off alone in a world without God and man.