These people will wonder where God is and pray for Him to come. After such a long time without help, these people will start to question their faith and eventually, they will rebel against it. In the memoir, Night by Elie Wiesel, a survivor of The Holocaust, Elie shows that faith is often lost in times of testing or trial. One example of Elie losing his faith is when he was questioning his belief in God. "I suffer hell in my soul and my flesh.
Before his father died he was trying to help but supporting him kept getting more difficult as time passed until he became incapable of helping. This can be seen in quotes right after his father died when he says, “I could see that he was breathing--in gasps. I didn’t move.” He knew his father was dying and did not help. After his father dies he realizes that it was not that he didn’t want to help, he was incapable of it. A quote says, “No candle lit in his memory.
His rhetorical questions showcase the fact that he valued his faith as much as he valued his life. To lose his religion was to lose himself. As the memoir progressed, he eventually lost both. Wiesel’s faith deteriorated, causing him to lose one of the few remaining connections he still had with those around him. The memoir states, “My eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly
Father! Wake up, they’re going to throw you out the side!” (pg 99) shows the reader that midway through the story Elie still really cared about his father and did not want him to die. He still had hope that his dad could survive. However, this quote at the end of the story, “I no longer thought of my father,” (pg 113) showed that he lost all hope and only thought about himself and his own health due to the circumstances. Also, Elie was not the only son going through
His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust. Your conscience is your mind that tells you right from wrong. This part of Elie’s mind has been worn down immensely so that Elie can no longer feel love or compassion for his father. Through Elie’s use of “free at last” he was demonstrating that Elie was no longer obstructed or weighed down by the presence of his father. Elie only views the death of his father as a relief.
All night, Hale lay thinking about his fate, and came face to face with the fact that he had failed. He had failed Washington and not completed his mission. Requesting a clergy and a Bible, Hale is refused his requests. Finally, he is given a pen and paper to write his final words down to send to his family. Although he is going to die, he knows that he still wants to help fuel the revolution.
Eliezer was very close to god and wanted to learn anything he could. Once he was taken away from his home, he began losing faith in god and lost all hope. Eliezer stopped praying and he believed that god was unjust. Eliezer felt as though god was uncaring and so he stopped believing in him. His view on god changed juristically throughout Night.
Looking through the speaker’s eyes in this depressing time and his view of his story we get to see how his faith and his mind set mentally and physically changed him and his aspect of his life from now on. “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me,” shows the changes the speaker went through in troubling times and how he changed his future through this change. Watching his father die right in front of him is something a young boy should never have to go through even if he was older. This was the last string in him losing his faith when he should be leaning more on his faith considering looking over all of this he had it better than most inmates that were thrown in the crematoria or put into gas chambers or were worked to death. Him not knowing this allows him to believe that this is God’s unfairness to him.
Eliza was once a strong follower in Judaism, and although he questioned God, and the religion itself, his faith in God never truly went away. Once he was put in the traumatic situation of the Holocaust, his relationship with God was challenged, and
World War II affected Wiesel immensely, where he thought that surrendering his life is the only option left since he was tired from all the hardships that the Nazis inflicted on the him and the Jews. By chapter 7, Wiesel said, “My mind was invaded suddenly by this realization-- there was no more reason to live, no more reason to struggle”. The audience can feel Wiesel is in pain. It’s easy to feel the that pain in his tone. Wiesel’s tone gives the audience and emotional
Elie Wiesel went through changes with his faith, relationship with his father, and his appearence. Before he was sent to Auschwitz he worshiped daily. After beimg forced to watch a child 's hanging he lost all faith in God. Elie did not know why people were praising God 's name. Later on, he pleaded for God to forgive him.
“Free at last!” (Wiesel 112). Eliezer is sad when his father dies, but is more relieved because he can take care of himself now. Another way Eliezer is dehumanized mentally is through his religion. Before he was sent to the concentration camps, Eliezer believed God always knew best. But as the memoir goes on, Eliezer loses his faith.
The road to a relationship with God is not straight, it is ever changing with challenges and curves and ups and downs. This is a main theme in the memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, where Elie has a struggling relationship with God. He thinks that God has abandoned him and his dad so he does not feel the need to continue his relationship with God. Elie was excited about his faith but the holocaust makes him feel angry and confused with God. Elie 's faith excites him from a young age and he wants to learn more about God.
Elie and his father were separated from the rest of their family early on in the book. They would try to stick together and help each other as much as possible. Elie’s family was one of the big reasons why Elie strived for survival in the camps. Being separated from all of his family except for his father, his father was the main motive for Elie to survive. This is shown to us in the book when Elie’s father dies and it says, “Suddenly, the evidence overwhelmed me: there was no longer any reason to live, any reason to fight.” Elie’s hope quickly changed into depression.
Growing up so religiously has permanently forced Elie to look at life through a Jewish perspective. God has never truly left his consciousness. He says the prayer "Oh God, Master of the Universe, give me the strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahu’s son has done" even though he says "God in whom I no longer believed." Elie is constantly contradicting himself whens he claims he doesn 't believe but he still says prayers and thinks about God. By the end of the book Elie 's faith in God or in anything for that matter is dead.