[…] Praised be Thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine altar?” (67). Explicitly, Elie resents God for allowing him and his Jewish brothers and sisters to be tortured and murdered in gruesome and cruel ways. How could Elie possibly praise a God who condones the murder of children and mothers? He can’t which why he also says, “Some of the men spoke of God: His mysterious ways, the sins of the Jewish people, and the redemption to come. As for me, I had ceased to pray.
He becomes very confused because he doesn’t understand why god would let such a thing happen and why the Germans are wanting to kill all of the jews. Him being “punished” like this by god is what pushes him to keep going and try to live because he wants to prove to god that there wasn’t a reason to give up on him. Eliezer’s faith for god begins to decrease when he starts to see many innocent people die. In the beginning of the novel, Eliezer was very religious toward and he was eager to learn more about the torah and many more aspects of
He was a well known person in Elie’s community who had almost been captured by the Nazi’s, but luckily escaped. Moshe’s love for God changes and “[he] struggles desperately to believe that God is perpetually at work, even during the massacre of which he was nearly a victim” (Nurick, “Identity” paragraph 1). Moshe was once a man with a strong faith in God, but after seeing many awful things happen such as, people being killed and tortured and babies getting thrown in the air to be used as targets, he struggles to believe in God. He often pondered whether God was real, and if he was, why would he let such awful things happen to innocent people? It didn’t make sense.
He says the following when killing Pluto, “hung it with the tears streaming from my eyes, and with the bitterest remorse at my heart – hung it because I knew that it had loved me, and because I felt it had given me no reason of offence – hung it because I knew that in so doing I was committing a sin – a deadly sin that would jeopardize my immortal soul as to place it.” And here he says the following after killing his wife, “The guilt of my dark deed disturbed me but little.” In both of the quotes, some of the words can clue you in that he feels remorse, such as, dark deed disturbed me, jeopardize my immortal soul and deadly sin. All of those examples can help conclude that he feels some kind of guilt. If the narrator were insane, he could not feel remorse or guilty because someone can not feel guilty about something when they do not know it’s
Due to getting everything he wanted and marrying at such a young age, Rais’s view of the world was warped. After Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, Rais believed that all of his years of godly service were for nothing, because God had betrayed him and killed his love. He decided to turn to Satan and give in to his unholy desires for young children and sado- masochism. His desires were unmatched in their sinful ways. His crimes against society were fueled by the fact that he thought God had betrayed him in a way.
Night The author believes that cruel acts can challenge a persons faith. On page 34 when Wiesel was "face to face with the angel of death" this caused him to say " never shall I forget those moments that murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes" (Wiesel 34). In other words, Wiesel's faith was challenged when he saw horrible cruel acts and his god did nothing about it. Also he mentioned that children's bodies transformed into smoke and god didn’t do anything. He thought god wouldn’t let such a horrible thing happen.
After Rev. Hale was unsuccessful with his attempts to get the others to confess, he says “there is blood on my head,” (IV, 399-400) illustrating how badly he really feels about the whole situation. The blood is used as a metaphor for the deaths of those who have hanged throughout these trials, as he was critical in their start. Even further, he feels remorse about having to tell those who will hang to confess, as he is trying to correct his sins by asking others to sin. In the beggining, Rev.
Mr. Ewell’s wrongdoings lead to the death of Tom Robinson, and later he himself was killed for his unjust actions. The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
Keeping this in mind, Dimmesdale is also ill, a punishment from god for his unspoken sin, as thus far the praised and respected reverend has yet to confess his sin of adultery. This unspoken truth is seemingly being punished by God in the form of pain within his chest, diminishing his health in petite spurs through his daily life. So long as his sin remains untold, the reader can collect that should Chillingworth not murder Dimmesdale on his own, he will be killed by his illness instead. Thus, all three devices are tied together in one, singular
This compassion and care for his people shows that he did not want them to die, but to resume to living, as death was merciless. He hears the cries of anguish from his dying people, and cannot help but to feel sorry for the humans he created, who worship him, being killed in his ordered genocide. The Egyptian creation story reads, “Re heard the prayers and screams of the dying and felt compassion for the children of His tears, but He remained silent.” (1) When Re recognizes that he should save man from Hathor’s wrath and from death overall, he begins to ponder how he could do so. The text states, “The Sun God wondered how He could save mankind,” (1). He intended to save mankind, and had set his mind to finding a way to do so.
Continuing on, people judge God 's power to let people die even though they pray to Him.Elie yells at God for his bad judgment for killing innocent people. “...you cause the heavens torain down fire and damnation. But look at these men whom you have betrayed, allowing them tobe tortured, slaughtered, gassed, and burned, what do they do? They pray before you! Theypraise your name!” (pg.68) The evidence relates to the topic because they are doubting God 'spower by saying that He is letting people get tortured, gassed, and burned.
When reading the short book I was actually surprised that a dying Nazi soldier is willing to come up and confess about his sins to the person who he and his people are murdering. And for that young dying Nazi soldier it must of been hard for him to tell the young Jewish boy all his sins about everything that happened to him, such as his family, his work and everything he done of which he sinned for. Asking for forgiveness is a hard thing and to do it to someone who your leader or your governor hate is harder because it is something unusual that is illegal. But even if you do ask for forgiveness, do you think in your mind are they ever gonna accept that forgiveness and hold out their hand and tell you “I forgive you even when your sins are committed
He claims that Prince Jones’ life is a vessel, carrying every component that made his life meaningful. Unfortunately, his life was immediately taken away by a fatal murder that raised Jones’ essence back to heaven. Giving this account to his son meant that Coates wanted him to understand that his own race is unjustly targeted as violent beings. The fact that one of his valued friends was murdered because one white individual claimed that he felt endangered in his presence was repulsive towards Coates. This memory scorned his perception of reality of society in that he repeatedly reasoned himself that they have a negative perception towards black