Night By Elie Wiesel Research Paper

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Imagine believing so strongly in something and then being let down, or thinking that you were wrong even to believe. In Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie felt as though he had lost his religion and belief in God. We learned how strong his beliefs were when he says,“I believed profoundly. During the day I studied the Talmud, and at night I ran to the synagogue to weep of the destruction of the Temple,” (Wiesel, 14). But then he experiences the hardships of the Holocaust and it abruptly changed him. In the book Night, the main theme is religious belief, shown when Elie talks about the his strong religion and belief as a boy, his disconnection from religion, and the inhumane actions the Nazis caused. Having a strong belief in something so important to who we are and then being confronted with horrors which cause us to cease to believe, is a significant life changing event. During this time, many people questioned where God truly was. Even Elie was questioning where God was. Earlier, a man had asked that question while a young boy was hanged alongside the adults, murdered at the hands of the Nazis. “Behind me, I heard the same man asking: ‘Where is God now?’” (Wiesel, 72). At this moment, Elie and many others began to question their faith. Elie questions, “Why, but why should I bless him? In every fiber I rebelled. Because He had had thousands of children …show more content…

This affected many people, not only Elie, during this time. Throughout this text Elie used many different examples of craft such as diction and imagery to really seize the reader's attention and help connect and relate easier to the text. By writing this book and using religion as the main theme, Elie was able to help readers understand the hardships and torture millions of people experienced. Sadly, horrible circumstance can adjust the belief system of even the strongest

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