Examples Of Faith In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Nathaniel Hawthorne once said “such loss of faith is ever one of the saddest results of sin.” As for the novel, Night, you read the struggles of people as they battle within themselves and their faith, we see how they become willing to sacrifice anything to stay alive. In the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel we grasp further learning about the Holocaust through the author's perspective. We're shown what difficulties the Jews, others have faced, and we see how ruthless they're treated . During his experiences in the concentration camps, Elie Wiesel loses faith in his fellow-man and in God. He shows this through his thoughts and his actions.

As time proceeds, we begin to see Elie lose faith in God. 1944, Elie and his family, transported to a concentration camp in Auschwitz. When arrived his family separates, Elie with his father …show more content…

There his sisters and mother would be burned to death in a crematorium. Elie then begins to question all of his beliefs “for the first time, [he] felt anger rising within [him]. Why should [he] sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. Where was there to thank Him for”(p.33). Scared of death and put in a horrendous situation, Elie already is questioning God’s authority and reasoning as for who allows this to happen to his people. The people in the camp work day after day, while most men pray to God and believe they're tested of their will. Elie is conflicting with this as “he ceased to pray. [He] concurred with Job! [He] was not denying His existence. But [he] doubted His absolute justice”(p.45). Conflicted on what to do, as to these horrific things happening, he believes God would not let them happen, but they are so his faith is diminishing. As labor increased so did death. Whilst a young man was being hung a man shouted “For

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