Imagine believing so strongly in something and then being let down, or thinking that you were wrong to believe. In Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie felt as though he had lost his religion and beliefs. “I believed profoundly. During the day I studied the Talmud, and at night I ran to the synagogue to weep of the destruction of the Temple,” (Wiesel, 14). This quote shows how strongly he believed before experiencing the hardships of the Holocaust and it changed him.
The crematorium did not involve them looking death in the face, but with the gallows they were dehumanized because they could not look away from the facts that life is not fair and just, and that their beliefs should be doubted. When the young pipel with the angel looking face was condemned to die this idea grew. As the people were watching the boy about to die they wondered aloud, “[w]here is merciful God, where is He,” and “[w]here He is? This is where...hanging here from these gallows”(Weisel, 64-65). The Jews’ faith and beliefs in justice and a God who has a plan to save them and do right by them evaporized when the young pipel was killed.
As a result of living in a concentration camp and the horrible experiences he lived through, it is evident that Wiesel begins to lose the faith that was once so important to him. Although Wiesel himself argues that he did not lose his faith, many would argue that the events that took place during the Holocaust caused Wiesel to resent God and lose his faith that was once so important to him. Growing up, Elie Wiesel’s faith
A Commentary on Matthew 23:23 Matthew 23:23 verse is: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others”. From the previous chapters of Matthew 23 or even with Mark, Jesus did not really show His anger to the people. Yes, He was sometimes frustrated with His disciples for not having faith or that He is sometimes disappointed with how religious practices are being done but he just expresses it in a subtle manner.
During the Holocaust, many of the Jews have noticed that they have changed over time. As much as Jew’s wanted to speak for themselves, or even save others, this wasn’t possible due to their fear of winning them causing silence. In the Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, shows how Wiesel’s experience was during this harsh time in his life as a teenager. During this experience, Wiesel discovers how others, also including him, decided to remain silent as a result of their fear, causing some choices to be avoided and not made. To sum up, Wiesel’s experience portrays that fear always wins and causes others to be silent.
Elie Wiesel’s somber speech, “The Perils of Indifference”, demonstrated the harsh reality of the numerous evils harvesting in the world. The main evil though was simply indifference, or a lack of concern. As a young Jewish boy, he faced the wickedness of the Holocaust, imprisoned at Buchenwald and Auschwitz and also losing both his parents and younger sister. The speaker saw atrocious horrors and suffered for a prolonged amount of time. Why was this permitted?
We all know that Jewish people were the main targets in the Holocaust, but not many people know that other groups and races. Some groups that were killed are but not limited to: disabled people, LGBTQIA+ people, Roma Gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Polish People and people of African descent. While Jewish people should be recognized for their struggles, so should every other group. Disabled People Hitler didn’t want to have any disabled people in Nazi Germany. He thought that they were too much work and overall useless to society.
Kafka suffered a harsh, stubborn father who was never easy to please, an unsatisfying physical appearance, and problems in his community concerning his devotion to Judaism. I believe that these were reasons that greatly influenced his writing. The thought that his faith in Judaism made him an outcast in society, not having a place to belong as
My father limited my freedom and prioritized Jewish conditions over everything in our household. I can recall times when I described this home as “hell” and felt nothing but shame and embarrassment knowing that I was a child of a father who was so evil. “But what’s more evil?” I thought to myself, “My father eliminating my freedom of choices or me betraying him?” Once again, Lorenzo’s voice interrupted my train of thought. “Jessica! What’s taking you so long?” cried Lorenzo.
Thus, I believe we are not under the Law because it draws away Gentiles form the truth. In conclusion, in my opinion the Law is not to be followed because we are no longer under its regimen. We not under the Law anymore because it is not possible for us to complete all that the Law states us to do with human effort. Also because, we are not required to follow it because Jesus came and died for our salvation. And, we are not under the Law because the Law draws non Jews away with many rules that are totally based on Jews.
Eliezer has not only lost faith in god but he has begun to feel hatred towards him for letting innocent men and women be slaughtered and burned. Elie now feels strong hatred towards god for not protecting the Jews. Elie’s view of god changed for the worse. He was very religious and close to god in many ways. He slowly began to lose faith and hope in god.
When these people were being treated in such malicious ways, they started to believe that God wasn’t really there for them. They felt as if He wasn 't there to protect them. Sometimes, they started to rebel against their own religion and turn to their worst enemies for faith. Throughout Elie’s memoir, Night, Elie shows that many people, including himself, lost faith during their stay at the concentration camps. Many other victims of the concentration camps lived to see such tragedies that they began to lose hope in God, as well as he did.
“… that the world did know and remain silent.” (Wiesel’s Speech). The Holocaust is still a big event that is still known to this day, many people did know about the Holocaust was happening but chose to remain silent and see millions of people suffer, the world’s humanity needs a pause to rethink of their kindness. Like Wiesel and the most of the prisoners, they questioned the existence of God in their lives and on the world. “I was the accuser, God the accused. My eyes were open and I was alone – terribly alone in a world without God and without man.” (Wiesel 65).
… Because in his great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death…” (Wiesel, 67). Elie acknowledges that he no longer wants to believe in God because he concluded that God is the reason that the Jews are in the circumstance they are in. This is another reason individuals might think Elie is showing lack of spiritual stamina during the Holocaust because Elie begins to consider why he should believe in God when He has created such terrible things throughout the world. On the other hand, Wiesel explains, “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this God in
Psychologist Robert Plutchick suggests that there are over ninety different emotions that humans feel, and half of them are positive. Night, written by Elie Wiesel, recalls the struggles that Elie experiences through his astronomical success in surviving the Holocaust. Befriending multiple other victims, Wiesel realizes that his inner conflicts with the loss of his humanity are mutual amongst everyone. The emotional and physical strain that was bestowed on the Jews sapped them of their life and converted them into lifeless being whose exclusive purpose was to survive, even though many did not wish to. Throughout the novel, the Jews’ emotions progressed from a state of denial during much of the beginning, in which accepting their obvious fate was not an option, to thorough apathy towards their melancholic, dismal lives.