Analytical Essay On Night By Elie Wiesel

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Hitler's main goal was to demolish all Jews or people that were not his idea of a perfect race. Night a memoir by Elie Wiesel is about the author and what he went through during the holocaust. The story starts in 1941 in Romania. Elie takes you through each step he took, including the ghettos and all the concentration camps he went to. Even when Elie wants to give up, he doesn't. Elie loses his faith when he sees babies being thrown in fire, smoke from the burning bodies, people praying, and on the Day of Atonement deciding whether or not to fast. The first example of Elie losing his faith is when Elie and his father arrived in Birkenau. While Elie and his father are walking, they see babies being thrown in a ditch filled with fire and burning bodies. At the sight of this, Elie's father says Kaddish for the dead and himself. Elie thought to himself that God ". . . chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?"(Wisel 33). Elie starts to question how could God watch all these immoral things being done and not do anything about it. He doesn't think he needs to thank God, because God has done nothing. God , the one he prayed to for years, this God he reads about in the Talmud that does amazing miracles has done nothing except keep his silence. While Elie and his …show more content…

Elie decides not fast because there was no reason for him to, Elie could ". . .no longer accepted God's silence"(69). Elie has now accepted the fact that maybe there isn't a God, but if there was a God, it wouldn't be a God he wanted to praise. God has sat around in silence without a response to all of this, without a glimpse of sympathy for the people in the camp. God is nowhere to be found. There's no point for Elie to believe in Him anymore because the God he once did believed in is

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