For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. One thing we must be aware of is that the early church was constantly considered as a threat to the powers that held sway over them. Christianity began with a Jewish Carpenter from Bethlehem, and therefore it was a religion of the Jews. To be a Jew back then was no more tolerated by the rest of the world than than it is now. Christianity, and the Jews are looked upon as having the same roots, which is true.
Jarriett Hicks I think that each of these three stories a very unique as they seem to be directly addressing a person or a group of people about religious equity. The response from Red Jacket to Joseph Cram, really speaks from the heart and shows that he has no remorse for Cram’s ridiculous statements. Who is Cram to say that there is only one religion and one correct way to praise God? The instance when Cram refused to shake hands with Jacket shows pure ignorance as he suggests that the Seneca religion to be the works of the devil. I find that the beginning of the speech shares some similarities with some of the creation stories we have read.
“I realized that he did not want to see what they were going to do to me. He did not want to see the burning of his only son”(42). When Eliezer arrives at Auschwitz, the separation of his family puts an emotional toll on his father since he realizes that only him and Eliezer are still alive. This will be a catalyst to their relationship becoming stronger as they endure more together. Elie Wiesel, the author of the novel Night writes his own personal accounts of experiencing the Holocaust through the character Eliezer.
Although he is still an Orthodox Jew he was not raised in the tight restrictions some of the other children had and at many times questioned the very traditional methods of their study and once referred to it as “extreme”. Still, in spite of his disagreeance with some of the restrictions, Reuven wanted to become a rabbi and show people his view of the world, and he definitely had the mind for it. The other main character
Throughout the text, Vladek is seen trying hard to connect with Artie so he can learn to protect himself but Artie does nothing but push him away because his only motive to be with his father is to write his comic book and in Mala’s case, Vladek isn’t in love with her. He just wanted her company, unlike how he was deeply in love with Anja. The survivors of the Holocaust all have different stories and perspectives of what they went through, but one thing they all have in common is that The Holocaust left an impact on them and changed
The moral of this book also happens to be the theme of the story; the sins of the father are visited on the son. Even though Hawthorne was not part of a religious sect, he would have known and studied Puritan beliefs and the Bible, and in Exodus 34:6-7 is says, “The Lord… visits the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” So there is a correlation between Colonel Pyncheon’s greed and the supposed curse on the Pyncheon name, it is just not a real
In “The Chosen,” Chaim Potok uses the relationship between Danny and Reuven to show the social and political problems that they dealt with. Reuven didn’t fully understand the Hasidic view on things; he asked his dad, Mr. Malter, many questions, that of which his dad knew most or just gave his opinions. Reuven was drug into Danny’s father, Reb Saunders’s, synagogue multiple times, where he learned more about the Talmud and the history behind the Hasidic religion. Reb Saunders’s was considered a tzaddik, by which everyone looked upon him as a god, but a tzaddik is just a pious leader that is a messenger between God and man. Also, with Reb Saunders being a tzaddik, he will have to pass down the role to his son, Danny.
John Rawls, a political philosopher, said his experience of serving in World War II had caused him to question his faith. Rawls saw first hand the horrors of the Holocaust. The Holocaust made him question of “whether prayer was possible”. Rawls couldn 't understand how God could allow the Jews to be slaughtered, while he was allowed to live free. After returning home from the war, Krebs “felt the need to talk but no one wanted to hear about it”.
Eliezer couldn’t understand why God would let such horrible things that he faced during the holocaust happen. Eliezer would sometimes question God’s existence because he was taught God was everywhere, so good was everywhere as well. Eliezer loses his faith in God, but still believes there is one at the end of the book. Sources and Methods Elie Wiesel didn’t use any sources in his book Night, it was written about his own experience during the holocaust. Content Summary Eliezer Wiesel, a fourteen year old boy who is very religious at the beginning of world war two.
Due to the strict religious views of Danny’s father, Reb Saunders, Danny is forced to investigate the secular world in secret. Keeping his true feelings, doubts, and opinions inside and away from his father weighs on Danny and is only eased through his friendship with Reuven. Danny is torn between wanting to be independent and respecting his father and his beliefs. To the reader, Danny is perceived as trapped in a tyrannical home. He is struggling to make up his own mind about his beliefs even as his father presses his own strong beliefs onto him.