Night By Elie Wiesel Essay

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Justino Gonzalez ELA 11 Unit 2 Assignment 4 My Connection with the novel Night by Elie Wiesel The novel Night is a work by Elie Wiesel, published in 1956, about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. The novel is very emotional and has touched the hearts of many, to the point where it won the Oprah’s Book Club award. This book has definitely made me reflect a lot and I feel that I can relate to it in different ways. I feel a connection with this novel because I can relate to some of Elie Wiesel’s experience and personality; just like him, I have been discriminated against, also, he is separated from his family just as I am from my father right now, and he is a very religious person as I am also. Elie Wiesel is discriminated against for being a jew and has strong beliefs that all races and religions are equal, and I can relate to this because I myself have been discriminated against before for being Mexican. I agree with Eli’s views about this subject in an interview about Night with Parade magazine in…show more content…
Elie Wiesel expresses his feelings about the existence of God in page 175 of his novel Night, he states: “Some of the men spoke of God: His mysterious ways, the sins of the Jewish people, and the redemption to come. As for me, I had ceased to pray. I concurred with Job! I was not denying His existence, but I doubted His absolute justice.” Although I have had some rough times and have felt hopeless just like this author, I have never lost faith or stopped believing in God. For Elie, having faith was one of the only things that kept him going and motivated him to stay strong and make it through all the horrible experiences he had in the concentration
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