Elie Wiesel Thesis

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Author Bio Elie Wiesel, born September 30, 1928, is married to Marion Wiesel, who he has one son with. Elie Wiesel is a professor at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, he’s also taught at the City University of New York, and was a visiting scholar at Yale. Elie Wiesel is the Advisory Board chairman of the newspaper Algemeiner Journal. Elie Wiesel wrote Night based on his personal experience as a holocaust survivor. Elie Wiesel has received a Nobel Peace Prize, a Congressional Gold Medal, a Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by George H. W. Bush, and many more awards. Francois Mauriac, a French writer, encouraged Elie Wiesel to write about his experiences in the death camps, this resulted in the writing of Night. Bestselling author…show more content…
Argument and Thesis Elie Wiesel’s thesis in Night throughout the book is about faith and God. At the beginning of the book Wiesel is devoted to his Jewish religion and his God. Throughout the book as Eliezer Wiesel sees horrible things constantly happening, he begins to doubt God and question him. “But why should I bless Him?” (64). Eliezer couldn’t understand why God would let such horrible things that he faced during the holocaust happen. Eliezer would sometimes question God’s existence because he was taught God was everywhere, so good was everywhere as well. Eliezer loses his faith in God, but still believes there is one at the end of the book. Sources and Methods Elie Wiesel didn’t use any sources in his book Night, it was written about his own experience during the holocaust. Content Summary Eliezer Wiesel, a fourteen year old boy who is very religious at the beginning of world war two. Moche, a poor and humble man escaped the concentration camps and comes back to his town…show more content…
I think Night should stay on Mrs. Avila’s book report list because this is a book that more students need to read because Elie Wiesel and other holocaust survivor’s stories should be remembered so history won’t repeat itself. I didn’t like that Night left me with many questions, like did Eliezer ever completely restore his faith in God, what happened to his leg after undergoing an operation, why wasn’t his sisters and mother mentioned ever again, I also wanted to know if Eliezer ever has a bright light in the future. If you believe the world is all sunshine’s and rainbows, your whole view on life is about to change. Night opened my eyes, the world is not perfect. There is evil people in this world. People may not be bad people over all, but they do bad things. While reading Night I felt very upset, not because Eliezer’s faith or believes in God, but because I don’t understand how such cruel people could treat people, especially innocent
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