Elie Wiesel Reflection

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Beryl Marquez Mrs. Hunter English 10F December 10, 2015 Losing the Faith There are 4, 200 different religions in the world. In the Holocaust at least 1.1 million of children were murdered and approximately one third of the Jewish population alive at that time was murdered. The cause of their assassination was influenced with their choice of religion. In Elie Wiesel’s book Night he speaks of his experience during the holocaust and what he lost involving faith, family and identity. Wiesel’s use of sentence variety, tone and punctuation demonstrates that in times of struggles faith in God is challenged. The tone used when speaking of his faith in God changes throughout the book, when faith starts to falter the tone it influences the way the message is received. On page16, just after the Jews were being moved to the ghettos, Jews were forced to stand in the sun all morning and when being told to move they gave thanks to God. The tone of the author when he tells this experience is surprisingly surprised even pitiful, thus giving a meaning to the moment when he says: “People must have thought there could be no greater torment in God’s hell than that…” (Wiesel, 16) Or for instance, on page 66, when the end of the year has arrived and he is thinking to himself angrily about whether or not God will do something about the suffering Jews are enduring. Wiesel’s tone is angry and harsh you can also receive desperation in his voice, later he returns to speak in a more calming tone.

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