Faith In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Analyze Elie’s fall from faith. Discuss the various pressures and instances that separate Elie from God.

Night, by Elie Wiesel, written in 1958, is a true story about a man who was part of the Holocaust when he was was a young boy. Throughout the story he explains about his time in the concentration camp, Birkenau, near Auschwitz. During the time Elie was there with his father, he began to lose his faith in god, his family, and humanity through all of the experiences he had to go through while being in the Nazi concentration camp.

Eliezer begins to lose faith in god. He starts to struggle a lot, physically and mentally, and he feels like god is punishing him. Elie tried very hard to help his father and also himself and he even asked god to take him out of his misery. He becomes very confused because he doesn’t understand why god would let such a thing happen and why the Germans are wanting to kill all of the jews. Him being “punished” like this by god is what pushes him to keep going and try to live because he wants to prove to god that there wasn’t a reason to give up on him. Eliezer’s faith for god begins to decrease when he starts to see many innocent people die. In the beginning of the novel, Eliezer was very religious toward and he was eager to learn more about the torah and many more aspects of
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He was placed in Birkenau, near Auschwitz, a concentration camp at the time of the Holocaust. While in the camp, Elie sees and hears many things about why they are doing these things ot the jews. At the beginning of the novel Elie is very religious, and throughout the story that changes very quickly. He watches several people die, including his father, which also is in impact on his faith to god. Elie loses his faith in god, his family, and humanity through all of the experiences he had to go through while being in the Nazi concentration
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