Essay On Night By Elie Wiesel

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“We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. "I'm this way because my father made me this way. I'm this way because my husband made me this way." Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.” We must take control of our own character and better ourselves through the challenges that life brings us. In Elie Wiesel's memoir “Night” his life change is shown through his traumatic experiences as a Jewish man living in a concentration camp during the holocaust. Before his arrival to the camp, Elie had dreams and goals of becoming a religious scholar. After, he lost his spirit and his only reason for living was to survive. Elie’s life changed enormously in his …show more content…

In the beginning, it seems as if Elie would never betray God or leave him. His heart and mind are centered towards God, but this may be just because life was going right for him. Wiesel shows his old faith to god on page 9 when he says, “Together we would read, over and over again, the same page of the Zohar. Not to learn it by heart, but to discover within the very essence of divinity.” With both of the samples from the text, Elie displays his strong everlasting faith in God. Also, it is clear to see that Elie was curious about God and wanted to learn …show more content…

Not only did his mother die during this time, but his faith in God did as well. Elie began to blame God for putting him in the camps, and for taking his mother and sister away from him. Wiesel displays his rebellion against God on page 69 when he says, “I did not fast. First of all, to please my father who had forbid me to do so. And then, there was no longer any reason to fast. I no longer accepted God’s silence.” Along with Elie having a new rebellion against God, he believes that God has betrayed him, and that if God truly did love Elie, that he would step in and help him get out of Auschwitz. Wiesel uses God as a scapegoat on page 67 when he says: Blessed be God’s name …’ Thousands of lips repeated the benediction, bent over like trees in a storm. Blessed be God’s name? Why, why would I bless him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves?
In this piece of evidence Wiesel is showing the reader how he believed that God was the reason for all of the issues that he was facing while in Auschwitz. In a universal context, this piece of the text shows how people will always try to find something or someone to blame whenever life goes in the opposite direction of the way that they want. Overall, Ellie’s whole faith towards God has become a hateful

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