The presence of the Holocaust, during World War II occurred to have a major impact on millions of lives. In the novel night, written by Elie Wiesel, he shares the story about his personal attempt of fighting against faith, because of the circumstances that he was forced into, during the Holocaust.This essay will argue that, Elie Wiesel is an important character in this novel, due to the fact that he had a promising faith in the beginning, which he soon started questioning, causing Wiesel to lose complete trust in God. However, this leads to his choice of sharing his experiences, by also being the narrator of the novel Night. Elie Wiesel is a significant character who must be acknowledged. In the beginning of the novel, Wiesel featured as a dedicated young jewish boy—filled with a promising faith.
A Commentary on Matthew 23:23 Matthew 23:23 verse is: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others”. From the previous chapters of Matthew 23 or even with Mark, Jesus did not really show His anger to the people. Yes, He was sometimes frustrated with His disciples for not having faith or that He is sometimes disappointed with how religious practices are being done but he just expresses it in a subtle manner.
In Night, a non-fictional novel, Elie Wiesel, the author, recounts his experience with his father at Nazi German concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. A memoir on the Holocaust, the novel addresses the task of describing the indescribable and does it quite well, taking readers on an emotional roll coaster. The novel evokes various feelings including sadness and anger as Wiesel describes explicit details of his experiences during the Holocaust. After reading Night, I felt powerless and depressed as I reflected on my perspective of humanity. I also felt disappointed and frustrated with the details perhaps due to the fact that the details came from a true story.
“NIGHT” By Eli Wiesel. Elie Weisal was born in 1928 in a small town of Sighet, Transylvania, which is now a part of modern day Romania. Eli Was raised in a Jewish Orthodox family was the eldest sibling of two. Eli in his mid – twenties wrote the first version of his book “night” a chronicle tale of his survival as a Concentration and extermination camp prisoner and the perils he suffered at the hands of his German Tormentors. In his book he writes about his never ending hunger, the everyday struggle just to stay alive under the constant fear of death, daily beatings inflicted on them by the Germans and Kapos, and how the Germans were able to reduce them to nothing but cattle.
The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps. The cruelty of the German officers at the concentration camps change Elie’s personality throughout the novel. At the beginning of the novel, Elie is deeply religious and spends most of his time studying Judaism. However, by the end of the novel, Elie believes that God has been unjust to him and all the other Jews, and has lost most of his faith. The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well.
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he uses repetition and rhetorical questions to show the reader how horrible of a time the Holocaust was. Repetition was used throughout the book consistently, but the read really sees it when Wiesel explains the first night at Auschwitz. All the horrible things he encountered and hatred he saw that first night was shown to the reader in a meaningful. “Never shall I forget” was used seven times, but one of them really stuck out to the reader. Wiesel explains the how “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky” (Wiesel 34).
The word night can represent sleep and peacefulness, but it can also bring darkness and the unknown. The author of the book Night, Elie Wiesel, wrote about his traumatic experience as a teenage boy during the Holocaust. Wiesel chose the title Night because of the fear felt by the Jews which the word night symbolizes. Night symbolizes the fear because of the multiple times the Jews transfered location during night, the fear the prisoners experienced daily of what may happen to them and their family after hearing stories from fellow Jews, and the horrific killings and executions that happened throughout the memoir including the hanging of the young Pipel. The book focuses on the experiences Wiesel goes through during the Holocaust.
In the novel, Eliezar also questioned his faith several times but always turned back to putting his trust in God because he knew what was right. When I go through similar conflicts I always try to turn back to who brought me this far and try to reassure my faith just as Eliezar
In this light, Wiesel’s novel is significant to high school canon by exposing students to both the important history of the Holocaust as well as the inhumanity that is presented in the treatment of the Jewish people by the extremist Nazi Germany. Aside from human nature, Night also delves into many other important themes, such as the struggle to remain religious in times of tribulation as well as the inability to act during times of responsibility. In one instance of the novel, the narrator Eliezer emphasizes the traumatic impact of the events he witnesses in the concentration camp when he says, “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night [...] the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live [...] that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to
“ Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one,” - Bruce Lee My hook relates to the book Night, a book by Elie Wiesel who is a Holocaust Survivor who had suffered in a concentration camp with his father, because it is saying how you can’t pray for an easy life, you have to be strong enough to live through it.It is about horrors of the Holocaust in first person, and how Wiesel and his father endured it. In Night, Elie and his father’s relationship changes throughout the book because in their home town of Sighet, Elie and his father are distant but they become much closer when they get deported. By the end of the book, they are drifting apart because Elie’s selfishness takes a hold of him. In the beginning, in Sighet before they are deported, Elie and his father are very distant until they are deported. When Elie talks about how him and his father were not very close and he was more involved in business than his family, he states,”He rarely displays his feelings, not even with his family, and was more involved with the welfare of others than his own kin,”( Wiesel 4).
First, he is displeased at how much Parris speaks of hell in his sermons. Second, he believes Parris is greedy, and lastly, he does not see Parris as an honorable leader of the church. Therefore, Proctor is drawn to the dark atmosphere surrounding Parris due to what the girls did in the woods, so he can wallow in it due to his displeasure with Parris. Hence, John Proctor is not a devout puritan because he rejects the authority of the
Elie is a young Jewish boy living in Sighet and learning about God when the German officers send his family to various concentration camps throughout Poland and Germany including Auschwitz, one of the biggest concentration camps during the Holocaust. When arriving at one of the camps, Elie is separated from his mom and sisters, leaving only his father to accompany him. After a few peaceful weeks at the camp, Elie and his father are sent to work. As more events occur, Elie faith is rapidly declining. Elie 's view of God over the course of the book changes as he first believes that God is almighty and absolute, then as he starts to doubt God 's justice and becomes angry with God, and lastly as he loses his faith in God 's power and justice
How can I believe, how can anyone believe in this God of Mercy? (77)." Elie was losing his faith in God. He was suffering and he was wondering where God was at this time as he was suffering. If God truly did exist, then why would He let this happen?
Elie loses faith in god when his father and him had to leave the rest of their family when they were at the concentration camps. He had a hard time in all the camps, and the fear of being killed shows as the main conflict. In conclusion the main conflict is all the camps he has to go to along with the fear of being killed. There is also how he loses faith in god and humanity because he thinks that this problem won’t be fixed and he will always have to live in the
You experience the worst young. In Elie Wiesel “Night” Teenage Elie is Jewish and was sent to the concentration camp with his family and struggled to maintain his identity in the society he’s in. In this memoir Elie tries to stay strong and survive living in the concentration camp during 1941-1945. Living in an oppressive society impacts Elie’s identity by shaping his views about the hungarian police, people in the camp, and himself. In the beginning before the jews were sent to the concentration camp the hungarian police were very violent towards the jews they were forcing them out the house treated them like they were in the military.