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Dialectical Journal For Night By Elie Wiesel

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1. After the hanging of a child, Elie hears someone say, “‘For God’s sake, where is God?’ And from within me, I heard a voice answer: ‘Where He is? This is where—hanging here from this gallows…’ That night, the soup tasted of corpses” (Wiesel 65). Though optimistic at first, Elie Wiesel, along with many others at the concentration camps, began to lose faith in God. The people doubted the existence of their God more and more as events happened. After witnessing the execution, Elie is unable to enjoy his soup because of the grim tone created by the hanging the child. While the Nazis intended public hanging as a means to keep prisoners in check, it turns into a dark ritual that makes prisoners less productive. 2. Soon after Elie was transferred
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