“I am asking you…Take it, do as I ask you, my son. Time is running out. Do as your father asks you…”
This happened when Elie’s father gets told to go for another selection. Elie’s father gives him a spoon and a knife to take before he goes. Elie’s father thought he was selected to die but really he wasn’t. Elie was really scared and thought his father was actually chosen to die. When this happened I thought that his father was going to die and Elie was going to be by himself until liberation. I had a scared feeling but when he said that his father was back and didn’t die I felt a sense of relief.