Survival is selfish in many ways in the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel. It is selfish for Jews to forget about their friends and family around them and only think of themselves. In this situation, hope is needed because the desire to survive is based on hope and without hope the probability of survival is not good. The Holocaust is an example of a situation in which survival is scarce because very few people survived and most of the inmates died.
In Night, the point that Elie Wiesel is making about survival is disheartening, giving examples of what people will do to survive and their mentality of each other for themselves.