Identity In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Over 6 million innocent Jews lost their lives due to one man’s greed for power and satisfaction. This horrific event caused many people to be filled with hopelessness, tribulation, and adversity. In the book, “Night”, Elie’s identity was completely altered since the beginning to the end. His faith went from growing stronger every day, to gradually ceasing to exist. Everything that mattered most to him was slowly evaporating away during this life-changing catastrophe. A father-son bond is something that is very personal, important, and unique. Elie and his father, Schomo, had a very strong connection. At the beginning of the book, they would have done anything for each other’s benefit. To them, their only hope was each other. As they went through all the excruciation their journey brought, they tightly grasped onto each other’s love and support. Sadly, as Schomo got more and more ill each day, he became a burden. Can you imagine having to look …show more content…

He use to always seek different paths he could take in order to improve his relationship with God and his prayer life. His whole mind was devoted to the orthodox Jewish religion. Seeing millions of innocent, helpless souls being killed and tortured, made him question God. He states in his book, “What are you, my God? I thought angrily” (Wiesel 66). He had this thought before he decided not to be a part of worshipping God with the other Jewish men. Faith was what kept most men from giving up and dying because it was the only thing left pushing them to strive each day. For Elie on the other hand, he blamed the whole thing on God. His actions in the end make me ponder how strong his faith really was before this happened, yet we could never come close to comprehending what life was like for him during this time. Can you blame Elie for losing his faith, or do you believe his perseverance would have been stronger had he held onto the possession of his

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