How Does Elie Wiesel Change In Night

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Throughout Night, by Elie Wiesel, the narrator, Wiesel, was subjected to changes within his ideals and religious beliefs. When Wiesel was first introduced to the book, he was a devout Jewish boy who loved his father and had his total faith in God. Over time, Wiesel began to change as a result of being beaten down almost every day and witnessing his fellow Jews being worked to death or simply killed for not being fit enough. "I watched it all happening without moving. I kept silent. In fact, I thought of stealing away in order not to suffer the blows. What's more, if I felt anger at that moment, it was not directed at the Kapo but at my father. Why couldn't he have avoided Idek's wrath? That was what life in a concentration camp had made me...(Wiesel 54)." Wiesel's final line shows how life within a…show more content…
For example, "For the first time, I felt anger rising inside me. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?(Wiesel 33)" Although Wiesel was hungry to learn more about his faith during the beginning of the book, his time as a captive made him question what he knew. Wiesel's loss of faith was brought on by the absence of God.This resulted in him questioning why it was God's will to allow Jews to suffer and die the way they had. Another portrayal of religious confliction within Wiesel was the statement of his faith being consumed by the flames along with the corpses of children (Wiesel 34). Therefore, he no longer believed God was the almighty savior everyone had set Him out to be or even present before them. To conclude, his experiences within Nazi confinement changed what he believed in and caused him to change how he thought and began questioning God because of the actions He allowed to take
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