After such a long time without help, these people will start to question their faith and eventually, they will rebel against it. In the memoir, Night by Elie Wiesel, a survivor of The Holocaust, Elie shows that faith is often lost in times of testing or trial. One example of Elie losing his faith is when he was questioning his belief in God. "I suffer hell in my soul and my flesh. I also have eyes and I see what is being done here.
Wake up, they’re going to throw you out the side!” (pg 99) shows the reader that midway through the story Elie still really cared about his father and did not want him to die. He still had hope that his dad could survive. However, this quote at the end of the story, “I no longer thought of my father,” (pg 113) showed that he lost all hope and only thought about himself and his own health due to the circumstances. Also, Elie was not the only son going through
Elie loses faith in god when his father and him had to leave the rest of their family when they were at the concentration camps. He had a hard time in all the camps, and the fear of being killed shows as the main conflict. In conclusion the main conflict is all the camps he has to go to along with the fear of being killed. There is also how he loses faith in god and humanity because he thinks that this problem won’t be fixed and he will always have to live in the
The road to a relationship with God is not straight, it is ever changing with challenges and curves and ups and downs. This is a main theme in the memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, where Elie has a struggling relationship with God. He thinks that God has abandoned him and his dad so he does not feel the need to continue his relationship with God. Elie was excited about his faith but the holocaust makes him feel angry and confused with God. Elie 's faith excites him from a young age and he wants to learn more about God.
Another important survival factor that Salva had to do to survive was to be stronger physically and mentally. Salva was getting stronger physically and mentally by not only his friend and his uncle dead but also the attitude that the group give to Salva which made Salva to feel physically and mentally stronger “Marial was gone. Uncle was gone, too, murdered by those Nuer men right before Salva’s eyes. Marial and
From the beginning of the novel it is apparent that McCandless has issues with his parents, mostly his father in particular. McCandless doesn’t approve of his father attempting to take over his life. His father’s ideals for him include going to college, getting a high-class job, and living a “normal” lifestyle. None of which is in McCandless’ future plans. This authority his father as well as the government tries to set upon him is one of the reasons why McCandless left to go into the wild.
After warnings about the bad intentions that Nazis in Germany had against Jewish the family of Wiesel and other Jewish in the city of Sighet decided to remain in the city. In a concentration camp called Auschwitz, Ellie gets separated from his mother and older sister but staying with his father. Ellie fights to survive hunger and abuse while having to face the destruction of his faith in god. He is forced to a situation where he does not know whether to support his father who kept on getting sicker and weaker or to give himself the opportunity to live.
Elizar’s faith in this story is essentially controlled by his dad. Elizar feels that he is now unfaithful to God, and his dad is the closest most available resource so he relies on him to help maintain his faith. In Night we see a chain reaction effect between Elizar and his father, if Shlomo is weakened and unmotivated, Elizar will be depressed and unfaithful. When Shlomo asks Elizar “Let me rest here…a little…I beg of you” (Wiesel, 105) Elizar knows that ”rest”= death so this tells him that his father is ready to die which means that Elizar’s symbol of faith is ready to die.
In The Road by Cormac McCarthy, the story talks about a boy and his father after the apocalypse. The setting is so terrible the father needs the sustenance of the past. The father wants to commemorate the past, but it misleads him from survival, due to the pain he obtains from it. While the boy was sleeping, the man acquired a flashback.
(Wiesel 112). Eliezer is sad when his father dies, but is more relieved because he can take care of himself now. Another way Eliezer is dehumanized mentally is through his religion. Before he was sent to the concentration camps, Eliezer believed God always knew best. But as the memoir goes on, Eliezer loses his faith.
Eliezer loses his faith throughout his experience because of all the tragic events he goes through. The other Jews of the camps didn’t see the amount of cruelty that he saw. During the book, Eliezer sees the babies being burned to death and he immediately questions why God would let anything so cruel happen. Later, he went through a violent public lashing. There were many other moments in the book where bad things happened to him, including when he was split from his mother and sister.
Eliezer, the main character of Night, is faced with a massive external conflict of being imprisoned in a concentration camp, and the situation is aggravated by his internal conflicts regarding his relationship with religion. Religion is a main part of Eliezer's identity. Thus, his loss in religious faith is critical to his character development. Throughout the novel it becomes obvious that his faith in God shifts many times. At the beginning, Eliezer goes to the synagogue almost every day.
In the book, Night, one character changes profoundly throughout the book. Eliezer transformation is seen in following excerpt, “My eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in a world without God, without man. Without love or mercy.” (68). This passage shows that Eliezer’s faith has been vastly diminished and perhaps quenched permanently.
Faith Fading with Hope People look to God as the pinnacle of motivation, where people “find rest in God alone, [their] hope comes from him” (Scriptures). When severe calamity and hardships are presented to humans, their faith that their God will protect them weakens. When Eliezer Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust and author of the memoir Night, faces the Nazis’ dehumanizing acts that strip him of his faith, the development of how a once “former mystic” turns into a hopeless corpse is presented to the audience (Wiesel 67). Throughout this account, Wiesel implements rhetorical questions as a way to emphasize the theme that when people lose faith, they are not only losing their God, but they are losing their hope for survival.
NIGHT Elie Wiesel Hundreds of bodies being thrown like a sack of potatoes and nobody caring about who they might be or who their family is. Father and sons wouldn't even look at each other, some even killed one another for food or they are delusional. That was the Holocaust, over 1 million jews killed. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Elie wrote his life story by using symbolism, tone, and irony to explain and tell the readers about his traumatic memories of his teen years.