Over the course of the book, Eli changes from a believer in God living in bearable conditions to someone who has become profane because of the situation he’s been put in. This is important to the book as a whole because it connects to the theme of optimism. The change is apparent when life isn’t going in Eli’s favor, and the life of his father is taken away from him. Deep inside he feels a sign of relief but guilt at the same time. Eli spends a lot of time praying showing that he is religious.
How can I believe, how can anyone believe in this God of Mercy” (Weisel 77). The person speaking in this quote is Eli and he is talking to himself after Akiba Drumer was chosen for selection and asked the men to recite Kaddish for him. This is when he was losing faith, I can make a personal connection to this quote. My personal connection is when I was in 7th grade.There was were a lot of problems going on at school and in my personal that I started to ask why me and I just felt like giving up completely, but I made through 7th grade. The theme of this quote is loss of faith, because Eli used to be very religious and he said that prayer was his life, but now all that faith is leaving him and he is questioning God ever since he has been in the concentration camps.
Hiram’s experience in witnessing a failed justice system for African Americans also caused a change in his personality. In the beginning of the book, he loved Greenwood, his grandfather’s home, and thought it was incredible. In the beginning, he states, “It was the best place on Earth” and that he, “loved [his] grandparents.” (Crowe 3) This demonstrates that there is a change in Hiram’s thought process and that this will change his personality and self-identification. Clearly, the murder of Emmett Till affected how Hiram viewed himself and others. Before, Hiram could be described as a young boy who had a blind, immense love for his grandfather and the South.
Elie assumed that his faith would provide him with the answers. Elie’s life had changed. As he enters his adulthood he was no longer the ‘spoiled child’, no longer the naive boy but a young man exposed to the evils of war. He lost his virtuousness and learnt the ability to lie and commit acts of selfishness. Elie’s previous reality had weakened and disappeared.
He felt bad because Rabbi Eliahou’s son left him because he was weak. Elie hates this because his father is the only thing of his family he has left and he knows his father is getting weaker. Elie and his father are closer because Elie knows that his father is the only thing he can live for and also his father is only fighting to stay alive because he has son left to live
This is personified when he says he doubts that God has absolute justice. Others remain faithful and retain the hope that He is on their side, explaining these happenstances as an example of God’s mysterious ways. While this may as well be the case, Elie stops praying, believing that he has been abandoned. He finds no hope of redemption in the Talmud like
Elie was a very religious person, and wants to study the Talmud. Elie cries over the synagogues being destroyed every night, then what happened to that faith? During the holidays in camp, Elie questions his faith in god. He does not believe that his people should be suffering for no reason. “ Praised be thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine altar?” (Pg.67) This quote contained the device of imagery.
Also, he would combine pieces from the bible into his work that would help show them what he was trying to say, and Winthrop gave people with reading his book, answers to their questions. Winthrop “A Model of Christian Charity” was a use of metaphor because he was trying to give the puritans a demonstration on how
The deformed conscience of all society effects Huck but he is able to overcome it. The immoral views society has makes Huck question his moral compass yet in the end he follows his heart in a matured way. Mark Twain writes the novel to be able to highlight unethical practices of society. Yet Huck is able to see past the twisted views and follows his long-term values proving Huck’s maturity just as Joshua L. Liebman quote claims “Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term
When he was adult he tries to make other students believe that they can make a difference by reading and opening their minds to the world. He says, “ I throw my weight against their locked doors” (217). This Creates a picture of him like a superman breaking the locked door which is the stereotype Indians who are expected to be stupid and save them from failure in life. By using imagery, he explains how reading can make you a hero with brilliant talents to be able to help others survive in life like superman who saves people’s