"Rage, rage against the dying of the light" is a line from Dylan Thomas's poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into The Night". This poem was written for Dylan Thomas's dying father. These sentiments can pertain to many different scenarios.
This can be related to the story Night. Elie's father did not die easily. Struggling for every breathe he felt he could die any second but would never give up. Through the hard times at Auschwitz and the even harder time transferring to another death camp, he raged and fought against dying. In Auschwitz Elie's father was some times chosen as unhealthy but some how got his way out of being killed by risking his life. Through most of his experience Elie supported him. Both helped each other because of the amazing father and son bond they had.
The rage to live that Rabbi Eliahou's son had with his father kept them going until separating.
Both had the bond Elie and his father had until the Rabbi's son felt his father was just holding him back and left him. The Rabbi still searched for his son but the bond had been broken. In the poem, the bond between Dylan and his father never breaks. Dylan feels he must write a poem to help his father fight against death. When having a bond between father and son through hard times, both encourage and help each other.
Elie and his father's bond helped them both live longer than they would have without each other. It gave them both a reason not to give up and feel that one day their lives could get back to normal. Elie not knowing how his mother and sisters were had only the hope that he and his father would always be together. As time went...