Loss Of Faith In Night By Elie Wiesel

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When all hope is lost and it seems as if nothing mattered anymore, society is left with nothing but their family, faith and the unknown future. As the Jews of the Holocaust experienced the horrid acts of humanity, many were stripped of their true identity and fought for survival, abandoning their connection with family and faith. One of the Jews, Elie Wiesel, survived the horrors to retell his testimony of how the concentration camps wiped him of his faith, leaving only his father and a bitter, yet life-changing journey. Throughout Elie Wiesel’s novel, Wiesel has an unbreakable bond with his faith but has a distant connection to his father, yet after experiencing the horrors of Auschwitz, his faith deteriorates while he grows closer to his …show more content…

To illustrate this, Wiesel conveys, “And Moishe the Beadle … spoke to me for hours on end about the Kabbalah’s revelations and its mysteries. Thus began my initiation. Not to learn it by heart but to discover the very essence of divinity”. From this excerpt, the reader can tell how embedded Wisel is towards his studies of Jewish mysticism. Not only does he read the Kabbalah to learn it, he also wants to discover the “essence of divinity” within his studies. By and large, the reader is able to gain a sense of Wiesel’s pride towards his faith and how much it plays a role in his life. To further illustrate, Wiesel states, “My father was a cultured man, rather unsentimental. He rarely displayed his feelings, not even within his family, and was more involved with the welfare of others”. In this quote, the reader can infer how isolated Wiesel was from the everyday life of his father. As stated, his father was rather “unsentimental”, implying his solemn nature. Since his father was more involved with the welfare of others, it can inferred that Wiesel does not spend much of his time with his father due to his busy life and that is why he doesn’t have a very pronounced connection to his father. Overall, with the Holocaust not into play yet, Wiesel is shown living an accustomed life with a strong commitment to his faith and a distant relationship with his occupied

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