How To Write An Essay On Night By Elie Wiesel

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Lost. Cold. Dark. Night, a memoir written by Elie Wiesel, encompasses all of these things. Elie is a young Jewish boy living in Sighet and learning about God when the German officers send his family to various concentration camps throughout Poland and Germany including Auschwitz, one of the biggest concentration camps during the Holocaust. When arriving at one of the camps, Elie is separated from his mom and sisters, leaving only his father to accompany him. After a few peaceful weeks at the camp, Elie and his father are sent to work. As more events occur, Elie faith is rapidly declining. Elie 's view of God over the course of the book changes as he first believes that God is almighty and absolute, then as he starts to doubt God 's justice and becomes angry with God, and lastly as he loses his faith in God 's power and justice…show more content…
In the end, Elie loses his faith in God 's power and justice. Elie and his father have been working at the camp and have endured many injustices. They have lost many of their friends and are now living in hell on Earth. They have horrible conditions in the bunks, barely enough food to keep them alive day by day, and were being worked so hard that the average lifespan is less than four months. Even with these circumstances quite a number of people still pray to God and worship him. Elie didn 't understand why people continue to believe in God to save them. After a few "peaceful" weeks in Auschwitz and a new brutal block leader, the men of block 17 sang a few "Hasidic melodies" and prayed to God. Though Elie believed that their singing was beautiful, he thought it was wasted. While the others sang, he sat on his cot and thought, "I concurred with Job! I was not denying His existence but I doubted His absolute justice" (45). He still believed in God 's existence but he no longer believed that God was just or that God has the power to save them. Elie had stopped relying on God to save them and started relying on himself to save him and

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