Loss Of Faith In Life In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Throughout life, one learns through experiences to cherish even the simplest of comforts. Through pain and unimaginable suffering, it is impossible for one to not lose faith or hope in life. Throughout the book Night, Elie Wiesel’s experiences from before he even enters the camps, to the end where he is free. Explains the mind of one who has endured great suffering and lost, causing them to finally break after continuous torture. Leading to loss of faith in religion, life, and even humanity. Where one can’t begin to comprehend the reason why someone of such cruelty can choose whether someone shall live or die.
To be chosen to work in the camps seems to be reassuring to Wiesel, and the other Jews. They may be tortured in many ways, however it gives them hope that they can still live
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The Jews being deprived from good nutrition and good portions of food, are left to save their rations as to eat them periodically as to have energy over more time. “You mustn’t eat all at once. Tomorrow is another day.” (Wiesel 44). With this, some had to scurry to find as much food as they could find, take care of themselves and their loved ones, and to ensure them with as much energy as possible as to not become too weak in the eyes of the German officers. Because if they were too weak they would be “selected”, and sent to the crematoria. “Take care of your son. He is very weak, very dehydrated. Take care of yourselves, you must avoid selection. Eat! Anything, anytime. Eat all you can. The weak don’t last very long around here…” (Wiesel 45). The pain and suffering caused by the search for food almost seems to cause people to lose faith by itself. Where if one doesn’t get to eat, then they become weak, causing almost inevitable death if they can’t work. Which ultimately brings people together to help each other find strength, as they are all equally likely to be

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