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5*. Night by Elie Wiesel

5* Why do you suppose Elie did nothing when the Gypsy in charge gave his father a clout that knocked him to the ground?

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When Eliezer's father asks the gypsy in charge where the lavatory is and is knocked viciously to the ground. Eliezer does nothing and will never forgive the Nazis for making him passively watch his father being beaten. Quite simply, he watched because he was afraid.