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Loss Of Faith In Night By Elie Wiesel

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In the autobiography Night, Elie Wiesel retells his story of surviving in one of Hitler's concentration camp, Auschwitz. Elie survives the Holocausts unlike his parents and youngest sister, but he loses his faith through this dreadful journey. Elie’s loss of faith changed his identity as a person. In the beginning of this memoir, Wiesel’s faith is so strong that he is interested about learning about his faith from a young age and he even cries when he prays. Once Eliezer gets taken to Auschwitzs, his faith becomes damaged immensely. He questions God and his faith when he witnessed all the heinous events happening to the Jews, “Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever...Never shall I forget those moments that murdered …show more content…

I have one ongoing question to God that’s origin began many years ago. In my first few years of life, I was struck by four life-changing losses of people who meant a great deal to my family. First, it was my dad and my grandmother, which had the hardest impact. Due to the loss of my dad, I have a very different life than most children, I never will experience father-daughter events, such as walking me down the aisle, and also I lost a rolemodel of men. My grandmother would do anything for me and my happiness, through this loss my best friend was taken away from me. In that moment that God took them away from earth, my fate was changed forever. Then five months later, it was my grandfather and a little after my other grandmother. A few years later as my knowledge grew, I began questioning God and his plans for me just like Elie did. I wanted to know why God chose this path for me and I did not receive the chance to get to know these influential people as much as I would have liked to. As time went on, the questioned lingered with me and then I was hit with another loss of my last grandparent. I again questioned God’s motifs for this event and his love for me. In the next 4 years, I was hit with minor catastrophes, getting two surgeries, a house fire, and a car accident. These events withered my faith almost to the point that it is completely gone. I have questioned God for over ten years now about his plans for me

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